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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
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, Associate Planner
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 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, December 3, 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 28, 2015.
RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Planning Commission Minutes of October 28, 2015.

1B. CONT'D - 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: Approve, subject to conditions.

1C. DENLAR, LLC FOR A MAJOR ARCHITECTURAL APPLICATION FOR A SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE ON A HILLSIDE LOT LOCATED AT 2110 LEONARD ROAD, ZONE R-1-B (CASE 3.3817 MAJ). (KL)
RECOMMENDATION: Approve subject to conditions.

1D. MARK TEMPLE REQUESTING A MAJOR ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW FOR A NEW 4,100-SQUARE FOOT HOUSE ON A HILLSIDE LOT; AN ADMINISTRATIVE MINOR MODIFICATION TO INCREASE BUILDING HEIGHT; AND A PARCEL MAP WAIVER REQUEST TO SUBDIVIDE ONE LOT INTO TWO AT 771 LA MIRADA DRIVE, ZONE R-1-A, SECTION 22 (CASE NOS. 3.3914, 7.1489 AMM, PMW 36901). (GM)
RECOMMENDATION: Approve subject to conditions.

1E. ARRIVE HOTEL REQUESTING A SIGN PROGRAM CONSISTING OF ONE MAIN HOTEL SIGN AND THREE SIGNS FOR ACCESSORY RETAIL USES LOCATED AT 1551 NORTH PALM CANYON DRIVE, (CASE 15-004). (FF)
RECOMMENDATION: Approve subject to conditions.

2. PUBLIC HEARINGS:

2A. DAVIDSON CAMERON 226, LLC, REQUESTS AN AMENDMENT TO ALLOW HEIGHT INCREASE UP TO 6.6 FEET ON CERTAIN UNITS AT A PREVIOUSLY APPROVED PLANNED DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT FOR A MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT CONSISTING OF 80 ATTACHED TOWNHOMES, 22 LIVE-WORK UNITS AND 15,000 SQUARE FEET OF RETAIL/COMMERCIAL SPACE LOCATED AT 850-990 SOUTH PALM CANYON DRIVE (CASE 5.1056-PDD 314 AMND). (ER)
RECOMMENDATION: Approve as recommended

2B. 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.

2C. 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.

3. NEW BUSINESS:

3A. STANDARD PACIFIC HOMES REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF FINAL DEVELOPMENT PLANS FOR A PREVIOUSLY APPROVED PRELIMINARY PLANNED DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT 231 TO CONSTRUCT NINETY (90) SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCES WITHIN PLANNING AREAS 6 AND 8 OF THE ESCENA PLANNED DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT LOCATED AT 1000 GENE AUTRY TRAIL, ZONE M-1-P/PDD 231. (ER)
Exhibits - part 1
Exhibits - part 2
Exhibits - part 3
RECOMMENDATION: Approve as recommended.

3B. SOUTH PALM CANYON, LLC, REQUEST FOR A ONE-YEAR EXTENSION OF TIME FOR A PREVIOUSLY APPROVED MIXED-USE PLANNED DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT CONSISTING OF 125 CONDOMINIUM UNITS AND 39,000-SQUARE FEET OF COMMERCIAL SPACE ON 2.67 ACRE SITE LOCATED AT 440-490 SOUTH PALM CANYON DRIVE (CASE 5.1042 PD 311). (ER)
RECOMMENDATION: Consider the extension of time request.

3C. CDI VENTURES, LLC, REQUESTING A ONE-YEAR EXTENSION OF TIME FOR A PREVIOUSLY APPROVED PLANNED DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT (PDD 333) FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A 200-ROOM HOTEL, 50 HIGH-END RESIDENTIAL UNITS AND A PARKING STRUCTURE LOCATED AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF AVENIDA CABALLEROS AND AMADO ROAD, (CASE 5.1132-PD 333) (ER).
RECOMMENDATION: Consider the extension of time request.

3D. RECOVERY INNOVATIONS, INC., REQUESTING A MODIFICATION TO THE CONDITIONS OF APPROVAL FOR AN OUTPATIENT BEHAVIORAL HEALTH OFFICE, LOCATED AT 2500 NORTH PALM CANYON DRIVE, (CASE LUP 15-038).  (FF)
RECOMMENDATION: Consider the request to modify the conditions of approval.


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, January 13, 2016, City Hall, Council Chamber, 3200 East Tahquitz Canyon Way.





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