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Planning Commission Meeting

PLANNING COMMISSION
CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA
Council Chamber, 3200 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, California
www.palmspringsca.gov

AGENDA


Philip Klatchko, Chair
J.R. Roberts, Vice-Chair
Lyndon Calerdine
Douglas Donenfeld
Randy Lowe
Lisa Middleton
Kathy Weremiuk


Staff Liaisons:
Flinn Fagg, AICP, Director of Planning Services
Michael Daudt, City Attorney
Terri Hintz, Planning Administrative Coordinator
Savat Khamphou, Assistant Director of Public Works
Ken Lyon, Associate Planner
Glenn Mlaker, AICP, Assistant Planner
David Newell, Associate 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 Planning Department, City Hall, 3200 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way. Complete Agenda Packets are available for public inspection at: City Hall, Planning Department. 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 meetings are re-broadcast (following the meeting) on Thursday, 1:30 pm and Sunday at 1:30 pm on the City’s website: www.palmspringsca.gov.

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, October 22, 2015. A posting of this Agenda can be found on the City’s website at: www.palmspringsca.gov. Pursuant to G.C. Section 54957.5 the designated office for inspection of public records in connection with the public meeting of the Planning Commission is the Office of the City Clerk, City Hall, located at 3200 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, California.

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: OCTOBER 14, 2015 STUDY SESSION MINUTES
RECOMMENDATION: Approve.

2. PUBLIC HEARINGS:

2A. SAGE COURTYARD LP, FOR A VARIANCE REQUEST TO REDUCE THE SIDE YARD SETBACK ON THE STREET SIDE FACING EAST ANDREAS ROAD TO FIVE (5) FEET FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF NEW CARPORTS AT THE SAGE COURTYARD APARTMENT COMPLEX LOCATED AT 2300 EAST TAHQUITZ CANYON WAY, ZONE R-3 (CASE 6.540 VAR). (GM)
RECOMMENDATION: Approve.

2B. MOJAVE BLUE LP, FOR A VARIANCE REQUEST TO REDUCE THE SIDE YARD SETBACK ON THE STREET SIDE FACING EAST ANDREAS ROAD TO FIVE (5) FEET FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF NEW CARPORTS AT THE MOJAVE BLUE APARTMENT COMPLEX LOCATED AT 2720 EAST TAHQUITZ CANYON WAY, ZONE R-3 (CASE 6.541 VAR). (GM)
RECOMMENDATION: Approve.

2C. THE PALMS HOA FOR A VARIANCE REQUEST TO REDUCE THE SIDE YARD SETBACK ON THE STREET SIDE FACING THERESA DRIVE FROM THE REQUIRED TWENTY-FIVE (25) FEET TO 4’-6” FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF NEW CARPORTS AT THE PALMS CONDOMINIUM COMPLEX LOCATED AT 3155 EAST RAMON ROAD, ZONE R-3 (CASE 6.544 VAR). (GM)
RECOMMENDATION: Approve.

2D. AIC CAPITAL, LLC FOR A TENTATIVE PARCEL MAP (TPM) TO SUBDIVIDE A 0.46-ACRE PARCEL INTO TWO PARCELS AND A VARIANCE APPLICATION FOR APPROVAL OF THE RESULTANT LOTS TO BE SMALLER THAN THE MINIMUM LOT SIZE FOR THE ZONES IN WHICH THEY ARE LOCATED AT 2732 NORTH CARDILLO ROAD; ZONE R-1-C / RGA-6, (CASE TPM 36958 AND 6.545 VAR). (KL)
RECOMMENDATION: Approve Case TPM 36958 and 6.545 VAR, subject to Conditions.

2E. APPLICATION BY THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS TO UPDATE AND AMEND THE MUSEUM MARKET PLAZA SPECIFIC PLAN TO REFLECT PREVIOUS APPROVALS AND MODIFICATIONS, INCLUDING CHANGES TO PERMITTED USES FOR CERTAIN BLOCKS WITHIN THE DEVELOPMENT, CHANGES TO THE MAXIMUM PERMITTED HEIGHT FOR CERTAIN BLOCKS WITHIN THE DEVELOPMENT, REDUCTIONS IN THE OVERALL DEVELOPABLE SQUARE FOOTAGE AND PERMITTED NUMBER OF UNITS, AND OTHER VARIOUS ADMINISTRATIVE CHANGES AND CORRECTIONS (CASE
NO. 5.1204 SP A-1). (FF)
RECOMMENDATION: Recommend approval of the Museum Market Plaza Specific Plan update to the City Council.

2F. PALM SPRINGS PROMENADE, LLC FOR A MAJOR ARCHITECTURAL APPLICATION TO CONSTRUCT A 6-STORY, 112,862-SQ. FT. RESORT HOTEL CONSISTING OF 142-ROOMS, MEETING SPACE, RESTAURANTS, SPA AND FITNESS CENTER ON BLOCK “B-1” OF THE DOWNTOWN PALM SPRINGS PROJECT LOCATED AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF BELARDO ROAD AND MAIN STREET, ZONE CBD (CASE 3.3908 MAJ). (DN)
Oversized Exhibits
RECOMMENDATION: Consider recommendations by the Architectural Advisory Committee and recommend approval to the City Council.

3. UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

3A. DAVID ENDRES / DEBBIE REICHLING FOR A MAJOR ARCHITECTURAL APPLICATION FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A 4,170-SQUARE FOOT HOUSE ON A HILLSIDE LOT AND AN ADMINISTRATIVE MINOR MODIFICATION REQUESTING AN INCREASE IN BUILDING HEIGHT LOCATED AT 2355 NORTH MILO DRIVE, ZONE R-1-C (CASE 3.2938 MAJ & 7.1456 AMM). (GM)
RECOMMENDATION: Approve, as submitted.


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 9:00 am, Thursday, November 12, 2015, City Hall, Council Chamber, 3200 East Tahquitz Canyon Way.












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