This is a project for the Town of Yucca Valley with funding provided by the southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) Compass Blueprint Program. Compass Blueprint assists Southern California cities and other organizations in evaluating planning options and stimulating development consistent with the region's goals. Compass Blueprint tools support visioning efforts, infill analyses, economic and policy analyses, and marketing and communication programs.
The Mid-Town area is approximately 568 acres in size and is illustrated in the Mid-Town Master Land Use and Mobility Plan Project Area Map. It is located in the center of the Town of Yucca Valley, and is generally bounded by Sage Avenue on the west, Joshua View Drive on the east, Onaga Trail on the south and Crestview Drive on the north. The Mid-Town area is anchored by the intersection of two state highways - State Route 62 (Twentynine Palms Highway) and State Route 247 (Old Woman Springs Road). This intersection is the highest traffic volume intersection in the Morongo Basin and a focal point of the community. These highways provide the only regional transportation linkages to and from the Morongo Basin, and Twentynine Palms Highway is the gateway to Joshua Tree National Park. In addition, the majority of the Town's non-residential uses are located along Twentynine Palms Highway, thereby contributing significantly to the Town's overall image and character. Twentynine Palms Highway exhibits the right-of-way and auto-oriented character that is typical of state highways amd major arterials.