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3200 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, California


     June 10, 2009    /    1:30 P.M. REGULAR MEETING



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 Thursday, June 4, 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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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 May 27, 2009.

Recommendation: To approve, minutes of May 27, 2009. 

1B. Case 5.1056 PD 314 / TTM 33575 (The Cameron) - A request by David Hilliard of Palm Canyon 102, LP, for a one-year time extension for a previously approved project located at 850 and 990 South Palm Canyon Drive, Zone PD 314, Section 23, APN 508-172-005, -007 and -009. (Project Planner: Glenn Mlaker, Assistant Planner)

Recommendation: To approve of a one-year time extension from July 12, 2009 to July 12, 2010.


2A. Case 5.1037 PD 309 AMND / TTM 33161 (Vista San Jacinto) - An amendment to a previously approved Planned Development District to allow 73 rentals and 5 for sale residential dwellings on an approximately 5.95 acre lot located at 301 Rosa Parks Road, Zone R2, Section 34, APN’s: 669-441-014 through -048. (Project Planner: Ken Lyon, Associate Planner).

Recommendation: To receive information only and continue the item to a public hearing on a date certain of June 24, 2009.


3A. Case 5.0902 CUP-C / 6.516 VAR – An application by Royal Street Communications California, LLC, for a Conditional Use Permit to install a sixty foot tall commercial communication antenna designed as a monopalm and a Variance to exceed the maximum antenna height permitted (forty-one feet) and to allow reduced setbacks for the property located at 1776 North Palm Canyon Drive, Zone C-1 / R-3, Section 3, APN: 504-320-023. (Project Planner: David A. Newell, Associate Planner)

Recommendation: To recommend approval of Case 5.0902 CUP-C and Case 6.516 VAR to the City Council, subject to Conditions of Approval.

3B. Case 5.1225 ZTA - An application by the City of Palm Springs to amend the Palm Springs Zoning Code relating to the definition and measurement of building heights. (Project Planner: Craig A. Ewing, Director of Planning)

Recommendation: To direct staff to prepare a draft ordinance relating to the definition and measurement of building heights.

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 Wednesday, June 24, 2009, at 1:30 p.m., City Hall, Council Chamber, 3200 East Tahquitz Canyon Way.



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