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2/11/09 Planning Commission Meeting

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FEBRUARY 11, 2009
Council Chamber, City Hall
3200 East Tahquitz Canyon Way 
                       Palm Springs, California 
                        1:30 p.m.



Agenda available for public access at the City Hall exterior bulletin board (west side of Council Chamber) and the Planning Services counter by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, February 6, 2009.

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.

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.

If any individual or group challenges the action in court, issues raised may be limited to only those issues raised at the Public Hearing described in this notice or in written correspondence at, or prior to, the Planning Commission meeting.

Please silence all cell phones, pagers and/or other electronic devices for the duration of the meeting.

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.


1A. Minutes of January 28, 2009.

Recommendation: To approve, minutes of January 28, 2009.

1B. 3.2826 MAJ (Desert Oasis Industrial Lofts) – A request from Desert Oasis Industrial Lofts, LLC, for a one year time extension for a previously approved project consisting of 58 service/manufacturing lofts within seven buildings located at 400 West San Rafael Road, Zone M-1, Section 34, APN 669-430-015 and 016. (Project Planner – Glenn Mlaker, Assistant Planner)

Recommendation: To approve a one year time extension for Case 3.2826 MAJ.


2A. Palm Springs Zoning Code - Initiation of Amendment Related to Second Units in Single Family Residential Zones. (Project Planner: Craig A. Ewing, AICP, Director of Planning Services)

Recommendation: That the Planning Commission initiate the Zone Text Amendment relating to Second Units in Single Family Residential Zones.

2B. Palm Springs Zoning Code - Initiation of an Amendment Regarding the Definition of “Hillside Area”. (Project Planner: Craig A. Ewing, AICP, Director of Planning Services)

Recommendation: That the Planning Commission initiate the Zone Text Amendment relating to the definition of “Hillside Area”.

PLANNING COMMISSION COMMENTS: This portion of the meeting is set aside for brief general comments and/or other issues of concern from members of the Planning Commission.

PLANNING DIRECTOR’S REPORT: This time is set aside for the Planning Director to update the Planning Commission on important items initiated by staff or members of the City Council.

ADJOURNMENT: The Planning Commission will adjourn to a regular meeting on Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at 1:30 p.m., City Hall, Council Chamber, 3200 East Tahquitz Canyon Way.

ADDED STARTERS: If there are added starters, action is required to determine eligibility for consideration.


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