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Planning Commission Adjourned Study Session & Regular Meeting

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

AGENDA


Philip Klatchko, Chair
Lyndon Calerdine
Douglas Donenfeld
Michael Hirschbein
Randy Lowe
Lisa Middleton
Kathy Weremiuk

Staff Liaisons:
Flinn Fagg, AICP, Director of Planning Services
Michael Daudt, Deputy City Attorney
Terri Hintz, Planning Administrative Coordinator
Savat Khamphou, Assistant Director of Public Works
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 regular meetings are webcast live on the City's website and cablecast live on PSCTV Channel 17. Meetings are re-broadcast (following the meeting) on Thursday, 1:30 pm and Sunday at 1:30 pm.

11:30 AM STUDY SESSION
(Large Conference Room)

CALL TO ORDER:

ROLL CALL:

DISCUSSION ITEM:

1. SERENA PARK – 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)

PUBLIC COMMENT:

ADJOURNMENT: The Planning Commission will adjourn to their regular meeting at 1:30 pm, Wednesday, February 10, 2016, City Hall, Council Chamber, 3200 East Tahquitz Canyon Way.


1:30 PM REGULAR MEETING
(Council Chamber)


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, February 4, 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: JANUARY 13, 2016 AND JANUARY 27, 2016 STUDY SESSION AND REGULAR MEETING MINUTES.
RECOMMENDATION: Approve.

2. NEW BUSINESS:

2A. DUANE SMITH AND STEFANE BARBEAU REQUEST THE VACATION AND ABANDONMENT OF A PORTION OF A PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY ON GIRASOL AVENUE ADJACENT TO 2800 VISTA GRANDE; LOT 29 OF AMENDED MAP OF CHINO VISTA, (CASE 7.1441; ENG. FILE R 15-10).  (ER)
RECOMMENDATION: Approve as submitted


2B. TOLL CA II, L.P., REQUESTS THE VACATION OF A PORTION OF A PUBLIC UTILITY EASEMENT WITHIN LOT “I”, OF TRACT MAP 32233-5, OF THE ESCENA PLANNED DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT; (CASE
5.0666, PD-231; ENG. FILE: R15-13).   (ER)
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 1:30 pm, Wednesday, February 24, 2016, City Hall, Council Chamber, 3200 East Tahquitz Canyon Way.



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