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Historic Site Preservation Board

HISTORIC SITE PRESERVATION BOARD
CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA
Large Conference Room, 3200 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, California 92262
www.palmspringsca.gov

 

AGENDA

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2016 - 9:00 AM REGULAR MEETING

Gary Johns, Chair
Roxann Ploss, Vice Chair
Dick Burkett
Todd Hays
James Williamson
Bill La Voie
Linda Dixon

 

Flinn Fagg, AICP, Director of Planning Services
Ken Lyon, RA, 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.

CALL TO ORDER:

ROLL CALL:

REPORT OF THE POSTING OF AGENDA:  The agenda for this meeting was posted for public review at the City Hall bulletin board (west side of Council Chamber) and the Planning Department counter in accordance with applicable law. 

ACCEPTANCE OF THE AGENDA:  The Historic Site Preservation Board 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 COMMENT:   This time has been set aside for members of the public to address the Historic Site Preservation Board on agenda items and items of general interest within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Board.  Although the Historic Site Preservation Board values your comments, pursuant to the Brown Act, it generally cannot take any action on items not listed on the posted agenda.  There will be three (3) minutes assigned for each speaker.  Testimony for Public Hearings will be taken at the time of the hearing.

1.       CONSENT CALENDAR:

           1.A.    APPROVAL OF MINUTES.

           RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Historic Site Preservation Board Minutes of January 12, 2016.

 

2.       UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

          2.A.    A CERTIFICATE OF APPROVAL REQUEST BY THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS FOR RENOVATION OF THE DAIS AREA IN THE CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS AT CITY HALL, A CLASS 1 HISTORIC SITE LOCATED AT 3200 EAST TAHQUITZ CANYON WAY, ZONE C-U (HSPB #33D / CASE 3.3377) (KL). 

          RECOMMENDATION:  Direct staff as appropriate. 

 

          2.B.    CERTIFICATE OF APPROVAL REQUEST BY SMITH & HALL DESERT PROPERTIES, LLC., OWNER, FOR LANDSCAPE REVISIONS AT “THE J. W. ROBINSON’S DEPARTMENT STORE”; A CLASS 1 HISTORIC SITE LOCATED AT 333 SOUTH PALM CANYON DRIVE, ZONE CBD (HSPB #84 / CASE 3.1903 MAA) (KL).   

          RECOMMENDATION:  Direct staff as appropriate on approval of the landscape design. 

 

           2.C.    A CERTIFICATE OF APPROVAL REQUEST BY SMITH & HALL DESERT PROPERTIES, LLC., OWNER, FOR A SIGN PROGRAM FOR “THE J. W. ROBINSON’S DEPARTMENT STORE”; A CLASS 1 HISTORIC SITE LOCATED AT 333 SOUTH PALM CANYON DRIVE, ZONE CBD (HSPB #84 / CASE SP 16-001) (KL).   

          RECOMMENDATION:  Approve the certificate of approval for the sign program with conditions. 

 

           2.D.    CONSIDERATION OF REVISIONS TO THE LAS PALMAS BUSINESS HISTORIC DISTRICT (CASE HD-1) (subcommittee Ploss, La Voie, Hays) (KL).

           RECOMMENDATION:  Direct staff accordingly. 

 

3.       NEW BUSINESS:

           3.A.    A REQUEST BY THE HISTORIC SITE PRESERVATION BOARD FOR RECONSIDERATION OF CLASS 1 HISTORIC DESIGNATION OF “THE TOWN & COUNTRY CENTER”, LOCATED AT 174 NORTH PALM CANYON DRIVE, ZONE CBD (HSPB #51) (KL).

           RECOMMENDATION:  Receive the historic resources report, direct staff to prepare site visits for board members and schedule a noticed public hearing at the March 8, 2016 HSPB meeting.

 

           3.B.    AN APPLICATION BY TODD HAYS, OWNER, FOR CLASS 1 HISTORIC DESIGNATION OF 1164 NORTH CALLE ROLPH, “THE BEL VISTA RESIDENCE”, ZONE R-1-C (HSPB 100) (KL).

          RECOMMENDATION:  Receive the historic resources report, direct staff to prepare site visits for board members and schedule a noticed public hearing at the March 8, 2016 HSPB meeting. 

 

           3.C     AN APPLICATION BY THE PALM SPRINGS PRESERVATION FOUNDATION (PSPF) FOR CLASS 1 HISTORIC DESIGNATION OF “THE VILLA ROYALE”, LOCATED AT 1620 SOUTH INDIAN TRAIL, ZONE R2  (HSPB #101) (KL).

           RECOMMENDATION:  Receive the historic resources report, direct staff to prepare site visits for board members and schedule a noticed public hearing at the April 12, 2016 HSPB meeting. 

 

4.       DISCUSSIONS: 

           4.A.    2016 NATIONAL PRESERVATION MONTH EVENT (Burkett, Williamson, Ploss).

           4.B.    STAFF UPDATE ON THE STABILIZATION OF THE CORNELIA WHITE HOUSE.   (Franco Laurie, Public Works). 

           4.C.    HSPB BOOTH AT THE MODERNISM SHOW (KL).

           4.D.    UPDATE ON PORT LAWRENCE PROJECT / STREBE CANOPY (FF). 

 

BOARD MEMBER COMMENTS:

STAFF COMMENTS:

ADJOURNMENT:  The Historic Site Preservation Board will adjourn to its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 9:00 A.M, in the Large Conference Room at City Hall.

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