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Planning Commission Meeting

PLANNING COMMISSION
CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA
Palm Springs Convention Center
Primrose C, 277 N. Avenida Caballeros
Palm Springs, California 92262

www.palmspringsca.gov

AGENDA

11:00 AM Study Session  /  1:30 PM Regular Meeting


Lyndon Calerdine, Chair
Kathy Weremiuk, Vice Chair
Douglas Donenfeld
Michael Hirschbein
Douglas Hudson
Randy Lowe
Lisa Middleton


Staff Liaisons:
Flinn Fagg, AICP, Director of Planning
Michael Daudt, Deputy City Attorney
Thomas Garcia, Director of Engineering
Terri Hintz, Planning Administrative Coordinator
David Newell, Associate Planner
Edward Robertson, Principal Planner


Pursuant to the Government Code Section 54957.5(b)(2) the designated office for inspection of public records in connection with the meeting is the Office of the City Clerk, City Hall, 3200 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way.  Complete Agenda Packets are available for public inspection at:  City Hall, Office of the City Clerk.  Agenda and staff reports are available on the City’s website:  www.palmspringsca.gov.  If you would like additional information on any item appearing on this agenda, please contact the Planning Department at (760) 323-8245.

It is the intention of the City of Palm Springs to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in all respects.  If, as an attendee or a participant at this meeting, or in meetings on a regular basis, you will need special assistance beyond what is normally provided, the City will attempt to accommodate you in every reasonable manner.  Please contact the Planning Department, (760) 323-8245, at least 48 hours prior to the meeting, to inform us of your particular needs and to determine if accommodation is feasible.

Planning Commission regular meetings are webcast live on the City's website:  www.palmspringsca.gov and PSCTV Channel 17.  Meetings are re-broadcast (following the meeting) on Wednesday at 1:30 pm and Sunday at 1:30 pm.  The Study Session will not be recorded.

11:00 AM STUDY SESSION
(Convention Center, Primrose C)


CALL TO ORDER:

ROLL CALL:

PUBLIC COMMENT:

DISCUSSION:

1. REVIEW AND DISCUSSION OF THE PROPOSED PARK DESIGN FOR THE SERENA PARK DEVELOPMENT, LOCATED TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF NORTH WHITEWATER CLUB DRIVE AND EAST VERONA ROAD (CASE NO. 5.1327 PD-366).

ADJOURNMENT:  The Planning Commission will adjourn to the regular meeting at 1:30 pm, Wednesday, June 28, 2017, Palm Springs Convention Center, Primrose C, 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs.

1:30 PM REGULAR MEETING
(Convention Center, Primrose C)


CALL TO ORDER:

ROLL CALL:

REPORT OF POSTING OF AGENDA:  Agenda available for public access at the City Hall exterior bulletin board (west side of Council Chamber) and the Planning Services counter by 6:00 pm on Thursday, June 22, 2017. 

ACCEPTANCE OF THE AGENDA:  The Planning Commission will discuss the order of the agenda, may amend the order, note abstentions and request Consent Calendar items be removed from the consent calendar for discussion.  

PUBLIC COMMENTS:   This time has been set aside for members of the public to address the Planning Commission on Consent Calendar and other agenda items; and items of general interest within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Commission.  Please note that the Planning Commission is prohibited from taking action on items not listed on the posted agenda.  Three (3) minutes is allowed for each speaker.  Testimony for Public Hearings maybe offered at this time or at the time of the hearing.

1. CONSENT CALENDAR:
The following routine matters may be acted upon by one motion.  Individual items may be removed by the Commission for separate discussion at this time.

1A. APPROVAL OF MINUTES:  MAY 10, 2017 AND MAY 24, 2017
RECOMMENDATION:  Approve.

2. PUBLIC HEARINGS:

2A. WOODBRIDGE PACIFIC GROUP, ON BEHALF OF RREF II DC CAMERON, LLC, FOR AN AMENDMENT TO ALLOW MINOR CHANGES TO DESIGN, COLOR, MATERIALS, REDUCTION OF MASSING AND HEIGHTS IN CERTAIN UNITS TO THE PREVIOUSLY APPROVED FINAL PDD PLANS FOR THE CAMERON DEVELOPMENT LOCATED AT 850-990 SOUTH PALM CANYON DRIVE (CASE 5.1056-PDD 314).  (ER)
RECOMMENDATION: Approve as submitted.

3. NEW BUSINESS:

3A. GEORGE YOUSSEF, OWNER, REQUESTS A MAJOR ARCHITECTURAL APPROVAL TO CONSTRUCT A ONE-STORY 4-UNIT APARTMENT BUILDING ON AN UNDEVELOPED 11,400-SQUARE-FOOT PARCEL LOCATED AT 549 EL PLACER, ZONE R-2 (CASE 3.4011-MAJ).  (ER)
RECOMMENDATION: Approve subject to the attached conditions.

3B. PALM SPRINGS SAFE ACCESS INC. REQUEST FOR A MAJOR ARCHITECTURAL APPROVAL TO INSTALL A 36,000-SQUARE FOOT PREFABRICATED GREENHOUSE FOR A MEDICAL CANNABIS CULTIVATION FACILITY AND A 1,440-SQUARE FOOT MODULAR OFFICE BUILDING LOCATED AT THE WEST SIDE OF MELISSA LANE AND SOUTH OF 16TH AVENUE, ZONE E-1 (CASE 3.4013-MAJ).  (ER) 
RECOMMENDATION: Approve subject to the attached conditions.

3C. SECOY ARCHITECTS TO ESTABLISH A SIGN PROGRAM FOR KAPTUR PLAZA; A MULTI-TENANT COMMERCIAL COMPLEX LOCATED AT 600, 650, 700 AND 750 EAST TAHQUITZ CANYON WAY, ZONE REO (CASE SP 17-005, HSPB 97 CLASS 1 HISTORIC SITE). (DN)
RECOMMENDATION:  Approve, subject to conditions.

3D. BEST SIGNS INC. ON BEHALF OF DTPS B-2, LLC TO ESTABLISH A SIGN PROGRAM THAT DEFINES SIGNAGE CRITERIA FOR TENANTS WITHIN THE TWO-STORY BUILDING LOCATED ON BLOCK B OF THE DOWNTOWN PALM SPRINGS SPECIFIC PLAN, 175 NORTH PALM CANYON DRIVE, ZONE CBD (CASE SP 17-002). (DN)
RECOMMENDATION:  Approve, subject to conditions.

3E. BEST SIGNS INC. ON BEHALF OF DTPS C-15, LLC TO ESTABLISH A SIGN PROGRAM THAT DEFINES SIGNAGE CRITERIA FOR TENANTS WITHIN THE ONE- AND TWO-STORY BUILDING LOCATED ON BLOCK C OF THE DOWNTOWN PALM SPRINGS SPECIFIC PLAN, 111 NORTH PALM CANYON DRIVE, ZONE CBD (CASE SP 17-003). (DN)
RECOMMENDATION:  Approve, subject to conditions.

4. OTHER BUSINESS:

4A. ELECTION OF OFFICERS:
      A.  ELECTION OF CHAIR
      B.  ELECTION OF VICE-CHAIR

PLANNING COMMISSION REPORTS, REQUESTS AND COMMENTS:  Brief general comments and/or other issues of concern from members of the Planning Commission.

PLANNING DIRECTOR’S REPORT:  Update the Planning Commission on important items.

ADJOURNMENT:  The Planning Commission will adjourn to 1:30 pm, Wednesday, July 12, 2017, Palm Springs Convention Center, Primrose C, 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, California.




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