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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, Vice-Chair
Douglas Donenfeld
Michael Hirschbein
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
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 7:00 pm on Thursday, April 7, 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: MARCH 14, 2016 STUDY SESSION AND MARCH 23, 2016 REGULAR MEETING MINUTES
RECOMMENDATION: Approve.

2. PUBLIC HEARINGS:

2A. WOODBRIDGE PACIFIC GROUP ON BEHALF OF PALM CANYON 65, LLC, FOR PLANNED DEVELOPMENT IN LIEU OF ZONE CHANGE, TENTATIVE TRACT MAP AND MAJOR ARCHITECTURAL APPLICATION TO CONSTRUCT A MIXED-USE PROJECT ON 12.4- ACRES CONSISTING OF (57) SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCES ON LOTS AVERAGING 5,362-SQUARE FEET IN SIZE, (22) MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL CONDOMINIUMS AND APPROXIMATELY 15,893- SQUARE FEET OF COMMERCIAL SPACE LOCATED AT 777 SOUTH PALM CANYON DRIVE (CASE NOS. 5.1378 PD-379, ZC 3.3876 MAJ AND TTM 36914). (DN)
RECOMMENDATION: Open the public hearing, receive testimony, comment on site plan, and continue to next regular meeting of May 11, 2016.

2B. 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-ACRE 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)
RECOMMENDATION: Open the public hearing, receive public testimony, and recommend that the City Council certify the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and approve the development applications, subject to conditions.

2C. SERENA PARK - PALM SPRINGS COUNTRY CLUB LLC, FOR A DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT RELATED TO THE REDEVELOPMENT OF APPROXIMATELY 125-ACRE 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 DA). (DN)
RECOMMENDATION: Open the public hearing, receive public testimony, and provide recommendation to the City Council.

3. NEW BUSINESS:

3A. PALM SPRINGS PROMENADE, LLC, OWNER, TO ESTABLISH A SIGN PROGRAM FOR THE BLOCK A BUILDING LOCATED WITHIN THE MUSEUM MARKET PLAZA SPECIFIC PLAN AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF PALM CANYON DRIVE AND ANDREAS ROAD, ZONE CBD, SECTION 15 (CASE SP 16-002). (DN)
RECOMMENDATION: Approve, subject to Conditions.

3B. RUDY DVORAK AND CLIVE WILKINSON REQUEST TO ABANDON AND VACATE A PUBLIC UTILITY EASEMENT WITHIN A VACATED PORTION OF PATENCIO ROAD; BETWEEN LINDA VISTA DRIVE AND RAMON ROAD, IN SECTION 15, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 4 EAST, S.B.M., (ENGINEERING FILE R 15-14).  (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, April 27, 2016, City Hall, Council Chamber, 3200 East Tahquitz Canyon Way.

 

 

 

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