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June 23, 2010 Planning Commission Meeting

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City Hall Council Chamber
3200 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, California


         June 23, 2010    /    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 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 17, 2010. 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 26, 2010

Recommendation: To approve, minutes of May 26, 2010. 

1B. Case 5.1237 GPA / PD 357 (Legacy Palm Springs) – A resolution of denial for an assisted living facility with subterranean off-street parking on an approximately 1.43-acre site located at 1000 North Palm Canyon Drive, Section 10, Zone C-1/R3. (Project Planner: Ken Lyon, Associate Planner)

Recommendation: To approve, the resolution of denial. 

1C. Case 5.0421 PD 185 AMND – A request by Desert Regional Hospital for a new 291 space parking lot (Parking Lot “G”) with solar carports, landscaping and fencing located at 388 Mel Avenue, Zone R-3, Section 11. (Project Planner: Glenn Mlaker, AICP, Assistant Planner)

Recommendation: To approve, Case 5.0421 PD 185 Amendment, subject to Conditions of Approval.


2A. Case 5.1238 SNC / 5.1244 SNC / 5.1245 SNC – A request by the Palm Springs Unified School District to change three street names: Chase Place, Field View & Foster Vista to District Center Drive. (Project Planner: David A. Newell, Associate Planner)

Recommendation: That the Planning Commission recommend approval to the City Council. 

2B. Case 5.1241 CUP / 6.521 VAR - An application by Travis Companies, Inc., on behalf of Von’s (A Safeway Company) for a Conditional Use Permit to construct a gasoline service station with a reduced setback requirement to residential zoned property within the Rimrock Plaza located at 4701 East Palm Canyon Drive, Zone W-C-D-N, Section 30. (Project Planner: David A. Newell, Associate Planner)

Recommendation: To approve Case 5.1241 CUP and 6.521 VAR, subject to the Conditions of Approval. 

2C. Case 5.1154 SP / TTM 35540 (Desert Palisades) - A request by Pinnacle View, LLC, for approval of a Specific Plan, Tentative Tract Map and Change of Zone for a subdivision of approximately 117-acres for 110 home sites, open space, private roads, public trails and a DWA dual tank reservoir located at the western end of Racquet Club, near Tram Way, Planning Area 4 of the ESA-SP Zone (Chino Cone). (Project Planner: Ken Lyon, Associate Planner)

Recommendation: That the Planning Commission certify the Final E.I.R. and associated Mitigation Measures; recommend same and approval to the City Council, subject to the Conditions of Approval. 

2D. Case 5.1202-A - An amendment to the Palm Springs Zoning Code to extend the term for portable “open” signs in Commercial Zones. (Project Planner: Craig A. Ewing, AICP)

Recommendation: To approve draft resolution and recommend approval of a two year extension to the City Council.

3. 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.

3A. Discussion of Vacation Schedule

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 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at City Hall, Large Conference Room, 3200 East Tahquitz Canyon Way.

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