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Historic Site Preservation Board

 

HISTORIC SITE PRESERVATION BOARD
CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA
Large Conference Room, 3200 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, California 92262
www.palmspringsca.gov

 

AGENDA

Tuesday, April 9, 2019             9:00 AM Regular Meeting

Dick Burkett, Chair
Todd Hays, Vice Chair
Bill La Voie
Linda Dixon
Dan Kiser
Vincent Marsh
Katherine Hough

Flinn Fagg, AICP, Director of Planning Services
Ken Lyon, RA, Associate Planner, Historic Preservation Officer

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.

CALL TO ORDER:

ROLL CALL:

REPORT OF THE POSTING OF AGENDA:  The agenda for this meeting was posted for public review at the City Hall bulletin board (west side of Council Chamber) and the Planning Department counter by 6:00 P.M. on Thursday, April 4, 2019 in accordance with applicable law. 

ACCEPTANCE OF THE AGENDA:  The Historic Site Preservation Board 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 COMMENT:   This time has been set aside for members of the public to address the Historic Site Preservation Board on agenda items and items of general interest within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Board.  Although the Historic Site Preservation Board values your comments, pursuant to the Brown Act, it generally cannot take any action on items not listed on the posted agenda.  There will be three (3) minutes assigned for each speaker.  Testimony for Public Hearings will be taken at the time of the hearing.

1.       CONSENT CALENDAR:

           1.A.    APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES:  MARCH 12, 2019 HSPB MEETING.

                      RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Historic Site Preservation Board Minutes of March 12, 2019.

 2.       PUBLIC HEARINGS: 

           2.A.    THE PALM SPRINGS PRESERVATION FOUNDATION (“PSPF”) REQUESTING CLASS 1 HISTORIC RESOURCE DESIGNATION FOR “INSPIRATION POINT” (AKA “THE PROMONTORY”) LOCATED AT THE WESTERN TERMINUS OF WEST CHINO DRIVE, CASE HSPB #115. (APN’S 513-070-006 AND 505-312-007), ZONE “O” AND R-1-A, (KL). 

           RECOMMENDATION:

           1.  Open the public hearing and take testimony.

           2.  Close the public hearing and adopt Resolution HSPB #115:  “A RESOLUTION OF THE HISTORIC SITE PRESERVATION BOARD OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA RECOMMENDING THAT THE CITY COUNCIL DESIGNATE “INSPIRATION POINT” (AKA “THE PROMONTORY”) LOCATED AT THE WESTERN TERMINUS OF WEST CHINO DRIVE, AS CLASS 1 HISTORIC RESOURCE HSPB #115, SUBJECT TO CONDITIONS. (APN’S 513-070-006 AND 505-312-007),”

           2.B.    THE PALM SPRINGS PRESERVATION FOUNDATION (“PSPF”) REQUESTING CLASS 1 HISTORIC RESOURCE DESIGNATION OF “THE AVERY FIELD CABIN RUINS” LOCATED ON A 1.56-ACRE PARCEL AT THE WESTERN TERMINUS OF SANTA ROSA DRIVE, CASE HSPB #114   (KL).

           RECOMMENDATION:

           1.  Open the public hearing and take testimony.

           2.  Close the public hearing and adopt Resolution HSPB #114:    “A RESOLUTION OF THE HISTORIC SITE PRESERVATION BOARD OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA RECOMMENDING THAT THE CITY COUNCIL DESIGNATE “THE AVERY FIELD CABIN RUINS LOCATED AT THE WESTERN TERMINUS OF SANTA ROSA DRIVE, AS CLASS 1 HISTORIC RESOURCE HSPB #114, SUBJECT TO CONDITIONS. (APN# 513-193-001)”

3.       UNFINISHED BUSINESS: (none)

4.       NEW BUSINESS:

           4.A.    CLARK PELLETT AND ROBERT KOHL REPRESENTING THE PSP1000 TRUST, OWNER, REQUESTING APPROVAL TO DEMOLISH A CLASS 3 HISTORIC SITE LOCATED AT 561 CAMINO NORTE, CASE 3.4088 MAA, ZONE R-1-A, (KL).

           RECOMMENDATION:  Take no further action and refer the application to the Director of Planning Services for further administrative processing to issue a demolition permit. 

           4.B.    STEVE BOUWMAN AND MICHAEL SILVAGGI, OWNERS, REQUESTING APPROVAL TO DEMOLISH A CLASS 4 HISTORIC SITE AT 863 NORTH AVENIDA PALOS VERDES, CASE 3.1421 MAA, ZONE R-1-B, APN 507-162-002-7, (KL).

            RECOMMENDATION:  Take no further action and refer the application to the Director of Planning Services for further administrative processing to issue a demolition permit. 

             4.C.    EDDIE EDWARDS, ON BEHALF OF WCR HOLDINGS, LLC (DBA AVALON PAIN SOLUTIONS, INC.), OWNER, REQUESTING A CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS FOR ALTERATIONS TO “HARLOW HAVEN” (AKA “THE SOLANO COURT APARTMENTS”), A CLASS 1 HISTORIC SITE (HSPB #20), LOCATED AT 175 EAST EL ALAMEDA STREET (APN: 505-285-012) AND “THE VILLAGE INN HOTEL” (AKA “THE CRAWFORD APARTMENTS”) A CLASS 3 HISTORIC SITE AND CONTRIBUTOR TO THE LAS PALMAS BUSINESS HISTORIC DISTRICT (“LPBHD”), LOCATED AT 855 NORTH INDIAN CANYON DRIVE, (APN 505-285-011), ZONE R-3, CASE 5.1472 CUP / 3.906 MAA / HSPB #20 / HD-1.  (KL).  

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             RECOMMENDATION:  Grant the Certificate of Appropriateness with conditions.

             4.D.    STEVEN G. BIGLEY, FOR THE BIGLEY FAMILY TRUST, OWNER  REQUESTING APPROVAL TO DEMOLISH A CLASS 4 HISTORIC SITE LOCATED AT 111 EAST PALO VERDE AVENUE, 1100 & 1146 SOUTH PALM CANYON DRIVE, CASE 3.2161 MAA, ZONE C-1, (KL).

             RECOMMENDATION:  Take no further action and refer the application to the Director of Planning Services for further administrative processing to issue a demolition permit. 

5.       DISCUSSIONS: 

           5.A.    2019 NATIONAL PRESERVATION MONTH SYMPOSIUM (Burkett, Kiser, Marsh).

           5.B.    LA PLAZA THEATER UPDATE (La Voie, Burkett, Marsh). 

           5.C.    WELWOOD MURRAY LIBRARY COURTYARD RESTORATION STATUS (Johns, Burkett, Dixon). 

 

BOARD MEMBER COMMENTS:

STAFF COMMENTS:

ADJOURNMENT:  The Historic Site Preservation Board will adjourn to its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 9:00 A.M, in the Large Conference Room at City  Hall.

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