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Planning Commission Meeting

March 11, 2009 Planning Commission Meeting

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                                  PLANNING COMMISSION 
                        CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA 
          3200 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, California
                                      MARCH 11, 2009 



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, March 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.

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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 25, 2009

Recommendation: To approve, minutes of February 25, 2009


2A. Case 5.0899 PD 271 AMND (Alta) – A request by Basel Investors, Inc., to amend the development standards for an existing Planned Development District (PDD 271) located at the northeast corner of Acanto Way and South Palm Canyon Drive, Zone PD 271, Section 35, APN: 512-290-032. (Project Planner: Scott Taschner, Assistant Planner)

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

2B. Case LUP 06-023C (Ignition Coffee Shop) – An appeal of the Planning Director’s decision denying an amendment of a previously approved Land Use Permit for the extension of business hours located at 123 North Palm Canyon Drive, #311, Zone CBD, Section 15, APN 513-560-008. (Project Planner: Glenn Mlaker, Assistant Planner)

Recommendation: To uphold the Planning Director’s decision.


3A. Case 5.0749 CUP AMND (Alternate Route formerly Mixie’s Boy Bar) - A review of an amendment to a previously approved Conditional Use Permit for a cocktail lounge located at 120 South Palm Canyon Drive, Zone CBD, Section 15, APN: 513-144-002. (Project Planner: David A. Newell, Associate Planner)

Recommendation: To allow continued operation.

3B. Case TPM 34764 - An application by SWS Investments, LLC, to subdivide approximately 10.4 acres into eleven parcels for commercial purposes and a public street located on the north side of 20th Avenue approximately 700 feet west of North Indian Canyon Drive, Zone M-2, Section 23, APN: 666-330-035, -036, -083 and -085. (Project Planner: David A. Newell, Associate Planner)

Recommendation: To recommend that the City Council adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration and approve Tentative Parcel Map 34764.


4A. Discussion: Initiation of Zone Text Amendment – Definition of Building Height

Recommendation: That the Planning Commission initiate the Zone Text Amendment regarding the definition of building height.

5. PLANNING COMMISSION COMMENTS: 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.

5A. Memorandum from Chair regarding Selection of Candidate for the Architectural Advisory Committee.

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 Wednesday, March 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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