First Look: Residential Plans for Cotino, a Storyliving by Disney Community

The first chapter of residential development will include a selection of stylish home collections and picturesque parks

BURBANK, Calif. (Sept. 13, 2023) – Storyliving by Disney shared a look at its residential development for the Cotino community in California’s scenic Coachella Valley. This first “chapter” of the community’s story will include more than 300 homes, approximately one-third of which will be specifically designated for homebuyers aged 55+, and the others will welcome residents of all ages.

The Cotino community will feature a range of home types and lot sizes where residents can live their lives to the fullest. Homes will line beautiful, varied streetscapes with styles reflecting the region’s desert heritage. Home designs will be inspired by the rich history, landscape and beauty of the greater Palm Springs area, under the creative framework developed by Walt Disney Imagineering and brought to life by select builders.

“We’re thoughtfully and intentionally bringing elements to the community to encourage camaraderie among neighbors while also using our renowned Disney placemaking to weave the essence and beauty of the Coachella Valley into the fabric of the community,” said Claire Bilby, senior vice president and general manager of Disney Signature Experiences Emerging Businesses. “Alongside the developer and builders, we’re creating a special place where residents will have a distinctive lifestyle that can only be found in the Cotino community.”


The Cotino community will offer three different single-family home collections allowing homebuyers to select a home best suited to their needs. The Cottage Collection will be built on home sites approximately 50 feet wide; the Grand Collection on home sites approximately 60 and 70 feet wide; and the Estate Collection on home sites approximately 90, 120 and 135 feet wide. All homes within the collections will be detached, single-family dwellings.

Homebuyers aged 55+ will be able to enjoy their best life in an area dedicated to them known as Longtable Park residences. The name Longtable Park is inspired by Walt Disney and the experiences that originally drew him to the Coachella Valley. When Walt visited the area, he often enjoyed desert activities in the morning and joined his neighbors for a group breakfast and good conversation around a friendly table.

The initial phase of residential development will be built on the northwest corner of the community, bordering Gerald Ford Drive and Bob Hope Drive in Rancho Mirage. A selection of home sites will be made available to potential homebuyers at varying intervals throughout the first phase of development.

Pre-sales appointments to discuss additional details including floorplans, home designs and pricing are anticipated to begin later this year prior to the launch of home sales.


The community’s overall layout will promote connectivity with picturesque promenades where residents can spend time together while taking in stunning views of Cotino Bay, which will feature the clearest turquoise waters with Crystal Lagoons® technology, and the surrounding mountains. Throughout the community, landscaped parks will create gathering spaces to connect and socialize. Residents will be able to enjoy a curated collection of neighborhood parks that reflect the region’s natural beauty and Walt’s affection for the area.

Within the first phase, homebuyers in 55+ residences will have exclusive access to Longtable Park, a gathering place designed to foster friendship among neighbors thanks to a large, centerpiece table that will be surrounded by palo verde and olive trees. This park will also include barbecue grills and shaded seating areas.

Residents of all ages and their four-legged friends can gather at Laughing Place Ranch designed to celebrate Walt’s love for horses with an equestrian-themed dog park featuring separate play areas for small and large pets.


Beyond the stylish homes and picturesque parks planned for the first phase, the Cotino community will feature a variety of unique experiences and activities that are expected to open in the future.

There will be multiple ways to enjoy the community’s stunning centerpiece, Cotino Bay. A voluntary Artisan Club membership will offer access to the waterfront clubhouse, exclusive beach areas and recreational water activities. Guests can also visit the professionally managed Cotino Bay Beach to access the water with the purchase of admission.

Along the picturesque shores of Cotino Bay, the community will feature a lively town center filled with sensational shopping and delectable dining.

Adding to the recreational options coming to Cotino, homeowners and guests can enjoy the diverse range of activities, experiences and epicurean delights in the city of Rancho Mirage. The surrounding area offers cultural activities and physical pursuits including hiking, tennis and golf courses created by legendary designers.

The Cotino community is being created in collaboration with DMB, a leading developer of large-scale planned communities, and select builders.

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This content contains general information about future proposed community plans, which are subject to change or cancellation at any time without notice. Home purchase does not grant access to Cotino Bay or its beaches; use will be limited to Artisan Club members, those with paid admissions to the Cotino Bay Beach and other select Guests. No representation or warranty is made about the continued operation/maintenance, long-term water levels or features of Cotino Bay; water levels may fluctuate.  No representation is made as to whether the Town Center will be constructed.  Club membership, events, programming, and access and use of future proposed amenities and offerings, will require the payment of dues and/or fees and be subject to additional terms and conditions. Availability of club membership and operation of club facilities are not guaranteed.  Disney is not the developer, builder or seller of homes within Cotino™ community or other Storyliving by Disney™ communities. The parties developing and building homes are independently owned and operated. No guarantee is made that the community, the Club or any facilities or improvements therein will continue to be managed by Disney, use the name “Disney” or otherwise be associated with Disney.  This does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation to buy, real estate to residents of any state or jurisdiction where prohibited by law, or where prior registration is required, but has not yet been fulfilled.  Storyliving by Disney™ Realty is the exclusive listing agent for residential properties in Storyliving by Disney communities.  Equal Housing Opportunity. Broker participation welcome. See for full details. [Storyliving by Disney™  Realty, DRE License No. 02194403]