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Planning Commission Agenda


FEBRUARY 25, 2009
Council Chamber, City Hall
3200 East Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, California
          1:30 p.m.



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 4:30 p.m. on Friday, February 20, 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 February 4, 2009 and February 11, 2009.

Recommendation: To approve, minutes of February 4, 2009 and February 11, 2009.


2A. Case 5.1220 GP - A request by Coachella Valley Water District for a Finding of Conformity to the Palm Springs General Plan for a flood control project in the Morongo Creek flood channel.

Recommendation: That the Planning Commission find that the proposal is in conformity with the City General Plan.

2B. Case 3.1142 MAA – Amendment of Landscape Plans for Twin Palms Condominium Homeowners Association: Appeal by Lorraine Lawrence.

Recommendation: To continue item to April 8, 2009.

2C. Case SP 09-001 - An application for a Sign Program for the El Paseo Building Plaza, a Class 1 Historic Site, located at 800, 816, & 830 North Palm Canyon Drive, Zone C-1/R-3, Section 10, APN: 505-285-014 and 015. (Project Planner: Scott Taschner, Assistant Planner)

Recommendation: To approve the Sign Program, subject to Conditions of Approval.

2D. Case SI 09-015 An application for tenant signage for Design Within Reach located within the El Paseo Building at 816 and 830 North Palm Canyon Drive, Zone C1 / R3, Section 10, APN: 505-285-014 and 015. (Project Planner: Scott Taschner, Assistant Planner)

Recommendation: To approve the tenant signage, subject to Conditions of Approval.


3A. Case 5.1219 CUP - An application by Ken Stabins and Tim Phillips requesting a Conditional Use Permit to allow a spa facility within an existing hotel located at 1491 South Via Soledad, Zone R-2, Section 23. APN: 508-344-002 and 003. (Project Planner: David A. Newell, Associate Planner)

Recommendation: To approve, subject to Conditions of Approval.

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 study session on Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at 2:00 p.m., City Hall, Large Conference Room, 3200 East Tahquitz Canyon Way.

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


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