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Planning Commission

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

 

AGENDA

Wednesday, March 9, 2016      -    1:30 PM Regular Meeting

 

Philip Klatchko, Chair
Lyndon Calerdine, Vice-Chair
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
Glenn Mlaker, Associate Planner
Ken Lyon, 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 regular meetings are webcast live on the City's website:  www.palmspringsca.gov and PSCTV Channel 17.  Meetings are re-broadcast (following the meeting) on Thursday at 1:30 pm and Sunday at 1:30 pm.

 

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, March 3, 2016.

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:  FEBRUARY 24, 2016

                    Recommendation:  Approval. 

  

1B.     DIANE STEWART OWNER, FOR AN ART MURAL APPLICATION FOR AN EXISTING MURAL ON THE COMMERCIAL BUILDING AT 2481-2483 NORTH PALM CANYON DRIVE (CASE 15-003 MUR). (GM)

                     Recommendation:  Approval subject to Conditions.

 

2.       PUBLIC HEARINGS:

 2A.     CONT’D - SUSAN THABIT, REQUESTING A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT FOR THE PLACEMENT OF FIVE (5) TENNIS COURT LIGHT POLES AT A MAXIMUM HEIGHT OF TWELVE (12) FEET LOCATED AT 790 NORTH MISSION ROAD, ZONE R-1-A (CASE 5.1385 CUP).  (GM)

                     Recommendation:  Approval subject to Conditions.

2B.     CAHUILLA CHURCH, LLC FOR A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT AND MINOR ARCHITECTURAL APPLICATION TO RENOVATE AND ADAPTIVELY RE-USE A FORMER CHURCH SITE (CLASS 1 HISTORIC SITE NO. 23 – COMMUNITY CHURCH) AS A HOTEL, SPA AND RESTAURANT LOCATED AT 284 S. CAHUILLA ROAD, ZONE R-3 (CASE 5.1345 CUP & 3.3932 MAA).  (DN)

                     Recommendation:  Approve subject to Conditions.

 2C.     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:  Continue to the next regular meeting of March 23, 2016.

2D.    FREEHOLD CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, LLC, REQUESTING A ONE-YEAR EXTENSION OF TIME FOR TENTATIVE TRACT MAP 31848, A PREVIOUSLY APPROVED SUBDIVISION OF 309 ACRES TO CONSTRUCT 1,239 SINGLE-FAMILY AND MULTI-FAMILY UNITS, GOLF COURSE, CLUBHOUSE, POOL, SPA, TENNIS COURTS, AND A PARK LOCATED ALONG THE NORTH SIDE OF SAN RAFAEL ROAD, EAST OF NORTH INDIAN CANYON DRIVE, SOUTH OF THE WHITEWATER RIVER AND WEST OF SUNRISE WAY, (CASE 5.0982-PD 290 / TTM 31848).  (ER) 

                     Recommendation: recommend approval to the City Council.

3.  NEW BUSINESS:

 3A.     SMITH & HALL DESERT PROPERTIES, LLC, OWNER, FOR A SIGN PROGRAM FOR THE J.W. ROBINSON’S DEPARTMENT STORE BUILDING LOCATED AT 333 SOUTH PALM CANYON, CLASS HISTORIC SITE HSPB #84 (CASE SP16-001).  (KL)

                     Recommendation:  Approve subject to Conditions.  

3B.     AGUA CALIENTE BAND OF CAHUILLA INDIANS REQUEST FOR THE VACATION AND ABANDONMENT OF A PORTION OF THE PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY WITHIN CALLE ENCILIA AND ANDREAS ROAD AS SHOWN ON THE AGUA CALIENTE RESERVATION MAP, NOVEMBER 1948, IN SECTION 14 TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 4 EAST; (ENGINEERING FILE R 15-12).

RECOMMENDATION:  Recommend approval to the City Council.

 

4.       OTHER BUSINESS:

4A.    DISCUSSION OF APPOINTMENT OF AN ALTERNATE MEMBER TO THE ARCHITECTURAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

 

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 a Study Session at 4:00 pm, Monday, March 14, 2016, City Hall, Council Chamber, 3200 East Tahquitz Canyon Way.

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