Planning Commission Meeting
- Date: 11/12/2015 1:30 PM
- Location: City Hall, Council Chamber
3200 East Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, California 92262
CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA
Council Chamber, 3200 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, California
Philip Klatchko, Chair
J.R. Roberts, Vice-Chair
Flinn Fagg, AICP, Director of Planning Services
Michael Daudt, City Attorney
Terri Hintz, Planning Administrative Coordinator
Savat Khamphou, Assistant Director of Public Works
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.
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CALL TO ORDER:
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, November 5, 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 AND OCTOBER 28, 2015 STUDY SESSION MINUTES
1B. MEREDITH R. HYATT & RAUL O. ESCAMILLA’S REQUEST FOR A MAJOR ARCHITECTURAL APPLICATION APPROVAL FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A ONE-STORY DUPLEX AT 753 EAST COTTONWOOD ROAD, ZONE R-2 (3.2855-MAJ). (ER)
RECOMMENDATION: Approve as recommended by the AAC subject to attached conditions of approval.
1C. WILLIAM BOLLBACH AND MICHAEL CURCIO FOR A MAJOR ARCHITECTURAL APPLICATION TO CONSTRUCT A 4,756-SQUARE FOOT RESIDENCE ON A VACANT HILLSIDE LOT LOCATED AT 818 WEST STEVENS ROAD, ZONE R-1-A (CASE 3.3798 MAJ AND 7.1481 AMM). (DN)
RECOMMENDATION: Continue to next regular meeting of December 9, 2015.
2. PUBLIC HEARINGS:
2A. CONT'D - 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.
2B. CONT'D - 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)
RECOMMENDATION: Consider recommendations by the Architectural Advisory Committee and recommend approval to the City Council.
2C. PALM SPRINGS COUNTRY CLUB, LLC, FOR A GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT, PLANNED DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT IN LIEU OF ZONE CHANGE, MAJOR ARCHITECTURAL APPLICATION AND TENTATIVE TRACT MAP FOR THE REDEVELOPMENT OF APPROXIMATELY 125-ACRES OF PREVIOUSLY DISTURBED VACANT LAND FOR 137 ATTACHED RESIDENCES, 292 DETACHED RESIDENCES, STREETS, PRIVATE OPEN SPACE AND PUBLIC PARK LOCATED NORTH OF VERONA ROAD, EAST OF FARRELL DRIVE, NORTH OF JOYCE DRIVE, EAST OF SUNRISE WAY AND SOUTHWEST OF THE WHITEWATER RIVER WASH, SECTION 36 / TOWNSHIP 3 / RANGE 4, AND SECTION 1 / TOWNSHIP 4 / RANGE 4 (CASE NOS. 5.1327 PD-366, ZC, MAJ AND TTM 36691). (DN)
Oversized Exhibits -
RECOMMENDATION: Recommend approval to City Council, subject to conditions.
3. UNFINISHED BUSINESS:
3A. PALM SPRINGS PROMENADE, LLC FOR REVIEW OF THE DOWNTOWN PALM SPRINGS RENOVATION PROJECT LANDSCAPE, HARDSCAPE AND LIGHTING, AS REQUIRED BY PROJECT CONDITIONS OF APPROVAL, GENERALLY LOCATED NORTHWEST TAHQUITZ CANYON WAY AND PALM CANYON DRIVE (CASE NOS. 5.1290 PD-361, 3.3605 MAJ, 3.3606 MAJ, 3.3607 MAJ, 3.3785 MAJ). (DN)
RECOMMENDATION: Approve plans and determine landscape and hardscape review has been fulfilled in accordance with the respective conditions related to previously approved development applications within the Museum Market Plaza (Downtown) Specific Plan.
4. NEW BUSINESS:
4A. NEW CHURCH II LLC FOR A MAJOR ARCHITECTURAL APPLICATION TO RENOVATE AND MODIFY EXISTING BUILDINGS AND CONSTRUCT A NEW THREE-STORY BUILDING ON AN APPROXIMATELY TWO-ACRE SITE TO OPERATE A 52-ROOM HOTEL LOCATED AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF BELARDO ROAD AND BARISTO ROAD (CASE 3.0678 MAJ). (DN)
Over-sized Exhibits -
RECOMMENDATION: Approve, subject to conditions.
5. OTHER BUSINESS:
5A. WOODBRIDGE PACIFIC GROUP ON BEHALF OF PALM CANYON 65, LLC FOR THE DEMOLITION OF AN EXISTING COMMERCIAL SITE TO CONSTRUCT A MIXED-USE PROJECT ON 12.4-ACRES CONSISTING OF (60) SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCES ON LOTS AVERAGING 5,136-SQUARE FEET IN SIZE, (20) MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL CONDOMINIUMS AND APPROXIMATELY 17,872-SQUARE FEET OF COMMERCIAL SPACE LOCATED AT 777 SOUTH PALM CANYON DRIVE (CASE NOS. 5.1378 PD-379, ZC 3.3876 MAJ AND TTM 36914). (DN)
RECOMMENDATION: Hear presentation on proposal and provide comments to applicant without taking formal action until project is scheduled for review at future public hearing.
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, December 9, 2015, City Hall, Council Chamber, 3200 East Tahquitz Canyon Way.
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