Behind the Magic of Cotino, the First Storyliving by Disney Community 

Behind the Magic of Cotino, the First Storyliving by Disney Community 

A new story is being written in California’s Coachella Valley and we’re on the ground to give you an inside look. 

Today, we’re launching The Blueprint – the new “home” for all-things relating to Cotino community construction. Creating the first Storyliving by Disney community from scratch takes time, planning and of course, a little bit of magic!  

From pouring the foundation on the first homes to planting cacti at the community parks, we’re sharing behind-the-scenes moments along the way as the community comes to life in scenic Rancho Mirage. 

Construction Journal Entry #2 for Cotino, the first Storyliving by Disney community

The beauty of the desert is calling! Picturing life here in the colorful Coachella Valley is easier than ever before thanks to all-new home designs for Cotino, the first Storyliving by Disney community. 

Specially designed for future Cotino community residents and built by award-winning homebuilders, these home designs celebrate outdoor living by bringing the rejuvenating spirit of the desert into everyday life. Some homes will feature flexible floor plans with great rooms and large kitchens that will open to covered outdoor spaces providing breathtaking blue sky and mountain views. Distinctive home features like cozy terraces and enchanting entry courtyards will encourage indoor-outdoor living on certain floorplans. 

Did you know Walt Disney Imagineering provided creative insight on the community’s unique home designs? Disney Imagineers were inspired by the rich history and landscape of the area from the beauty and agricultural origins of the Coachella Valley to the region’s famed mid-century modern architecture and more contemporary styles. They shared their creative inspiration with Cotino community developer DMB Development and architectural design firms who contributed to the home designs that are currently being brought to life by talented homebuilders.

We previously shared a first look at designs from Shea Homes last fall. Today, we’re excited to share all-new designs from California-based homebuilders Woodbridge Pacific Group and Davidson Communities.

The first release of homes from Woodbridge Pacific Group will include five different one-story floor plans that future residents can personalize with finishes and fixtures. Home sweet home, indeed!

Woodbridge Pacific Group – Cotino Oasis Collection Home Rendering, Storyliving by Disney

Woodbridge Pacific Group – Cotino Oasis Collection 

Woodbridge Pacific Group – Cotino Coachella Collection Home Rendering, Storyliving by Disney

Woodbridge Pacific Group – Cotino Coachella Collection

Davidson Communities will build homes in the Longtable Park area, designated for adults 55+, and throughout the community for residents of all ages. 

Storyliving by Disney, Davidson Communities – Cotino Aspiron Collection, Longtable Park Home Rendering

Davidson Communities – Cotino Oasis Collection

Davidson Communities – Cotino Oasis Collection Home Rendering, Storyliving by Disney

Davidson Communities – Cotino Aspiron Collection, Longtable Park

Woodbridge Pacific Group and Davidson Communities model homes are expected to begin construction this summer.

Cotino Construction Update #1

The first chapter of the Cotino community story begins at, well, the beginning! With a sneak peek at construction of the main entrance. 

With the stunning San Jacinto mountains in the background, future residents will arrive home to this welcoming entryway designed to showcase the beauty of the desert. The Cotino community’s 360-degree mountain views inspired the Walt Disney Imagineering team’s creative design, which will feature a mix of natural and man-made elements bringing the spirit of the desert to life. 

As with everything Disney Imagineers are involved with, there’s a great story behind the entryway design and we can’t wait to share more as the finishing details are added! 

Longtable Park 

Cotino community parks will be the perfect gathering spots for neighbors and their families to spend time together.  

The first community park under construction is Longtable Park. The park’s unique name is inspired by Walt Disney and the experiences that originally drew him to the Coachella Valley. When Walt visited the area, he would often begin his day with some desert adventures then join his neighbors for a group breakfast and good conversation around a friendly table. 

Longtable Park at Cotino, a Storyliving by Disney Community

Cotino community residents can keep that same friendly spirit alive while spending time at Longtable Park. Beyond the signature, long table surrounded by beautiful palo verde and olive trees, this park will feature shaded lawn seating, barbecue grills, firepits, two bocce ball courts, bird baths and more.  

Construction on Longtable Park at Cotino, a Storyliving by Disney Community

This beautiful park will be available just for those who live in Longtable Park residences for adults 55+.  

Model Homes 

From sunset dinners on the patio to morning coffee with neighbors – it’s easier than ever to imagine living here! The first model homes are now under construction.  

Model Homes at Cotino, a Storyliving by Disney Community

Built by Shea Homes, these model homes will give future residents a glimpse of the Cotino community lifestyle as they explore three different options. Some home designs will feature flex and loft spaces while also encouraging indoor-outdoor living with entry courtyards and covered terraces designed to immerse future residents in the beauty of the region. 

There are so many different elevations and floorplans to choose from and even more options coming soon from additional homebuilders.  

The Cotino community story is just beginning! We’re working closely with DMB Development and award-winning homebuilders to bring the first Storyliving by Disney community to life. Stay tuned for more details. 

This article contains general information about and proposed plans for Cotino™, a Storyliving by Disney™ community, which plans are subject to change or cancellation in part or whole, at any time without notice. Not all home designs are available on all home sites. Community is for people of all ages with select home sites intended for occupancy by at least one person 55 years or older, except as otherwise permitted under limited circumstances. 

Residential community is Disney branded and managed, developed by DMB Development with homes built and sold by third-party builders. Third-parties developing and building are independently owned and operated. Disney does not guarantee obligations of, nor provide any warranties for, the construction of community infrastructure, recreational areas or unaffiliated parties who build homes in the community. No guarantee as to future management or branding.   

Shea Homes®, Woodbridge Pacific Group and Davidson Communities are participating builders in the Cotino™ community and uses Disney trademarks under a license agreement from Disney. Disney has not confirmed the accuracy of any of the statements or representations made about the homes and does not make any representations or warranties or guarantees whatsoever with respect to the homes. Shea Homes® is not affiliated with Storyliving by Disney™ Realty or the developers of Cotino community. Shea Homes® does not make any representations or warranties whatsoever with respect to Cotino community’s development.

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Sales: Storyliving by Disney™ Realty, CA DRE License No. 02194403 AZ preferred broker: Silverleaf Realty, LLC. Construction: SHALC GC, INC. (CSLB #1062050); Woodbridge Pacific Group, LLC (CSLB #963887); Davidson Rancho Mirage 262, LLC (CSLB #736648)