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Special 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
Glenn Mlaker, AICP, Associate 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, January 7, 2016. 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: NOVEMBER 12, 2015, NOVEMBER 18, 2015 AND DECEMBER 9, 2015
RECOMMENDATION:   Approve.

1B. BRIAN AND LISA EBERHART FOR A MAJOR ARCHITECTURAL APPLICATION TO CONSTRUCT A 2,313-SQUARE FOOT, SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCE ON A VACANT HILLSIDE LOT LOCATED AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF CARDILLO AVENUE AND CABRILLO ROAD, ZONE R-1-C (CASE 3.3922 MAJ AND 7.1487 AMM).   (DN)
RECOMMENDATION: Approve, subject to conditions.

2. PUBLIC HEARINGS:

2A.  PALM SPRINGS PROMENADE, LLC FOR A MAJOR ARCHITECTURAL APPLICATION TO CONSTRUCT A 7-STORY, 131,174-SQ. FT. RESORT HOTEL CONSISTING OF 175-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 approve, subject to conditions.

2B. PALM SPRINGS PROMENADE, LLC FOR AN AMENDMENT TO A MAJOR ARCHITECTURAL APPLICATION TO MODIFY A PREVIOUSLY APPROVED MIXED-USE BUILDING TO ALLOW RESIDENTIAL USES, ADDITIONAL FLOOR SPACE AND CERTAIN ARCHITECTURAL CHANGES, INCLUDING MODIFIED BUILDING HEIGHTS, ON BLOCK C OF THE MUSEUM MARKET PLAZA (DOWNTOWN PALM SPRINGS) SPECIFIC PLAN, LOCATED ALONG THE WESTERLY FRONTAGE OF PALM CANYON DRIVE, SOUTH OF (NEW) MAIN STREET, ZONE CBD (CASE 3.3607 MAJ). (DN)
RECOMMENDATION: Approve, subject to conditions.

2C. GERGIS YOUSEF FOR A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT TO MODIFY AND ADD FLOOR AREA TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL RETAIL SPACE AT AN EXISTING GAS STATION LOCATED AT 2796 NORTH PALM CANYON DRIVE, ZONE C-1. (DN)
RECOMMENDATION: To continue.

3. NEW BUSINESS:

3A. RIC GRENELL & MATTHEW LASHEY, FOR A MAJOR ARCHITECTURAL APPLICATION FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A 3,857-SQUARE FOOT HOUSE ON A HILLSIDE LOT AND AN ADMINISTRATIVE MINOR MODIFICATION REQUESTING AN INCREASE IN BUILDING HEIGHT LOCATED AT 141 RIDGE MOUNTAIN DRIVE, ZONE R-1-A-H (CASE 3.3921 MAJ). (GM)
Part 2 - Exhibits
RECOMMENDATION: Approve subject to Conditions.
 
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 27, 2016, City Hall, Council Chamber, 3200 East Tahquitz Canyon Way.

  

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