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Planning Commission Adjourned Study Session & Regular Meeting

PLANNING COMMISSION
CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA
City Hall, 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
Glenn Mlaker, AICP, 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.


11:30 AM STUDY SESSION
(Council Chamber)

CALL TO ORDER:

ROLL CALL:

PUBLIC COMMENT:

DISCUSSION ITEM:

1.    TOUCHSTONE DEVELOPMENT INC, FOR A PRE-APPLICATION MEETING TO REVIEW A PLANNED SMALL LOT SINGLE-FAMILY DETACHED RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT ON A VACANT 18.06-ACRE PARCEL LOCATED AT THE SOUTH EAST CORNER OF EAST PALM CANYON DRIVE AND PALM HILLS DRIVE, ZONE UR, SECTION 29 (CASE NO. PA16-003).  (ER)
RECOMMENDATION:  No action taken - for informational purpose only.  
    
ADJOURNMENT:  The Planning Commission will adjourn to their regular meeting at 1:30 pm, Wednesday, May 25, 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, May 19, 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:  MAY 11, 2016 STUDY SESSION AND REGULAR MEETING MINUTES
RECOMMENDATION:  Approval.

2.    PUBLIC HEARINGS:

2A.    WOODBRIDGE PACIFIC GROUP ON BEHALF OF PALM CANYON 65, LLC. FOR A PLANNED DEVELOPMENT IN LIEU OF ZONE CHANGE, TENTATIVE TRACT MAP AND MAJOR ARCHITECTURAL APPLICATION TO CONSTRUCT A RESIDENTIAL PROJECT CONSISTING OF (57) SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCES AND (25) MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL CONDOMINIUMS ON A 12.4-ACRE SITE LOCATED AT 777 SOUTH PALM CANYON DRIVE, ZONE C-1 & R-3, SECTIONS 22 & 23 (CASE NOS. 5.1378 PD-379 ZC, 3.3876 MAJ AND TTM 36914). (DN)
RECOMMENDATION:  Recommend the City Council adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration and approve the project, subject to conditions.
    
2B.    GERGIS YOUSEF FOR A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT TO MODIFY FLOOR AREA TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL RETAIL SPACE AT THE EXISTING GASOLINE STATION LOCATED AT 2796 NORTH PALM CANYON DRIVE, ZONE C-1, SECTION C-1 (CASE NO. 5.0712 CUP). (DN)
RECOMMENDATION:  Approve revised plan.
    
2C.    CIG WIRELESS ON BEHALF OF DOUGLAS C. JONES REQUESTING A TIME EXTENSION FOR AN APPROVED CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT AND VARIANCE TO CONSTRUCT TWO WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS FACILITIES CONSISTING OF 57-FT TALL MONOPOLES DESIGNED AS PALM TREES ON A VACANT PARCEL OF LAND LOCATED AT 3430 NORTH SUNRISE WAY (ADJACENT TO AND WEST OF GOLDEN SANDS MOBILE HOME PARK), ZONE O, SECTION 36 (CASE NOS. 5.1321 CUP AND 6.533 VAR).  (DN)
RECOMMENDATION:  Approve subject to Conditions.
    
2D.    SMITH & HALL DESERT PROPERTIES, INC. FOR BEVERAGES & MORE, INC. FOR A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT TO ALLOW AN 8,136-SQUARE FOOT LIQUOR STORE KNOWN AS BEV MO! IN SUITE #4 LOCATED AT 333 SOUTH PALM CANYON DRIVE, ZONE CBD, SECTION 15 (CASE NO. 5.1392 CUP).  (GM)
RECOMMENDATION:  Approve subject to Conditions.

2E.    FOUNTAIN VILLAGE DEVELOPMENT FOR A TENTATIVE PARCEL MAP TO SUBDIVIDE A 1.7-ACRE PARCEL INTO TWO SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL LOTS AND AN ADMINISTRATIVE MINOR MODIFICATION (AMM) APPLICATION FOR A 10 PERCENT REDUCTION OF THE REQUIRED LOT WIDTH IN THE R-1-A ZONING DESIGNATION FOR THE PARCEL LOCATED AT THE WESTERN TERMINUS OF WEST SANTA ROSA DRIVE; ZONE R-1-A; SECTION 15 (CASE TPM 36922 / 7.1482 AMM).  (ER)
RECOMMENDATION:  Recommend approval to the City Council subject to Conditions of Approval.

3.    NEW BUSINESS:

3A.    PALM SPRINGS PROMENADE, LLC FOR A DESIGN REVISION TO THE DOWNTOWN LANDSCAPE AND HARDSCAPE PLANS ON BLOCKS A AND A-1 LOCATED AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF BELARDO ROAD AND ANDREAS ROAD WITHIN THE DOWNTOWN PALM SPRINGS SPECIFIC PLAN, ZONE CBD, SECTION 15 (CASE NOS. 3.3948 AND 3.3605). (FF/DN)
RECOMMENDATION:  Approve as presented.

3B.    PALM SPRINGS PROMENADE, LLC FOR A DESIGN REVISION TO A PORTION OF THE BUILDING ON BLOCK C LOCATED AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF PALM CANYON DRIVE AND MAIN STREET WITHIN THE DOWNTOWN PALM SPRINGS SPECIFIC PLAN, ZONE CBD, SECTION 15 (CASE NO. 3.3607     MAJ).  (DN)
RECOMMENDATION:  Approve as presented.                                  


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 the next regular meeting at 1:30 pm, Wednesday, June 8, 2016, City Hall, Council Chamber, 3200 East Tahquitz Canyon Way. 


May 25, 2016 Planning Commission Agenda




    
    
    



    
    


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