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Planning Commission Meeting

PLANNING COMMISSION
CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA
Council Chamber, 3200 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, California
www.palmspringsca.gov

SPECIAL MEETING AGENDA



Lyndon Calerdine, Chair
Kathy Weremiuk, Vice Chair
 Douglas Donenfeld
Michael Hirschbein
Douglas Hudson
Randy Lowe
Lisa Middleton


Staff Liaisons:
Flinn Fagg, AICP, Director of Planning Services
Michael Daudt, Deputy City Attorney
Terri Hintz, Planning Administrative Coordinator
Savat Khamphou, Senior Civil Engineer 
Glenn Mlaker, AICP, Associate Planner
David Newell, Associate Planner
Edward Robertson, Principal Planner


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 Office of the City Clerk, City Hall, 3200 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way.  Complete Agenda Packets are available for public inspection at:  City Hall, Office of the City Clerk.  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.

Planning Commission regular meetings are webcast live on the City's website:  www.palmspringsca.gov and PSCTV Channel 17.  Meetings are re-broadcast (following the meeting) on Wednesday at 1:30 pm and Sunday at 1:30 pm.

10:00 AM STUDY SESSION

(Large Conference Room)

 

CALL TO ORDER:

ROLL CALL:

PUBLIC COMMENT:

DISCUSSION ITEM:

1.    REVIEW THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE AD HOC PDD (PLANNED DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT) COMMITTEE REGARDING MODIFICATIONS    TO THE PLANNED DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT PROCESS. 
EXHIBITS - PART 2
RECOMMENDATION:  No action taken.

ADJOURNMENT:  The Planning Commission will adjourn to their regular meeting at 1:30 pm, Wednesday, April 26, 2017, City Hall, Council Chamber, 3200 East Tahquitz Canyon Way.

1:30 PM REGULAR MEETING

(Council Chamber)

CALL TO ORDER:

ROLL CALL:

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 6:00 pm on Thursday, April 20, 2017).

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.

1. CONSENT CALENDAR:

The following routine matters may be acted upon by one motion.  Individual items may be removed by the Commission for separate discussion at this time.

1A.   APPROVAL OF MINUTES:  MARCH 22, 2017, APRIL 13, 2017 SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES           RECOMMENDATION:  Approval.

1B.   1875 NORTH PALM CANYON PARTNERS II, LLC (D/B/A TOVA HOTEL AND BEACH CLUB) REQUESTING A MAJOR ARCHITECTURAL APPLICATION FOR THE RENOVATION OF AN EXISTING HOTEL (FORMERLY THE GARDEN VISTA HOTEL) LOCATED AT 1875 NORTH PALM CANYON DRIVE (CASE 3.0157 MAJ).  (GM)
RECOMMENDATION:  Approval.

2.    PUBLIC HEARINGS:

2A.   CITY OF PALM SPRINGS FOR A ZONE TEXT AMENDMENT TO AMEND SECTION 91.00.10 AND SECTIONS 93.20.00 THROUGH 93.20.11, AND TO ADD SECTION 93.20.12 TO THE PALM SPRINGS ZONING CODE (PSZC) RELATIVE TO THE CITY’S SIGN ORDINANCE (CASE 5.1416 ZTA).  (FF)
RECOMMENDATION:  Approval.

B.   LARS VIKLUND, OWNER, (D/B/A LA SERENA VILLAS) REQUESTING A VARIANCE TO ALLOW A RESTAURANT AS AN ACCESSORY USE TO A HOTEL WITH EIGHTEEN (18) GUEST ROOMS WHERE TWENTY (20) ROOMS ARE REQUIRED LOCATED AT 339 SOUTH BELARDO ROAD, ZONE R-3 (Case 6.548 VAR).  (GM)
RECOMMENDATION:  Denial

C.   LARS VIKLUND, OWNER, (D/B/A LA SERENA VILLAS) REQUESTING A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT TO ALLOW A RESTAURANT AS AN ACCESSORY USE TO A HOTEL LOCATED AT 339 SOUTH BELARDO ROAD, ZONE R-3 (Case 5.1413 CUP).  (GM)
RECOMMENDATION:  Continue to a date uncertain. 

2D.   STACY'S @ PALM SPRINGS FOR A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT (CUP) AND A LAND USE PERMIT (LUP) TO ESTABLISH AND OPERATE A BAR / COCKTAIL LOUNGE AT AN EXISTING MULTI-TENANT BUILDING LOCATED AT 220 EAST ARENAS ROAD, ZONE CBD (CASE NOS. 5.1415 CUP & LUP 17-015). (ER)
RECOMMENDATION:  Approve with conditions.

2E.   CIOFFI ARCHITECT, ON BEHALF OF DESERT TIRES AND WHEEL FOR A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT (CUP) TO OPERATE A TIRE AND WHEEL STORE AT AN EXISTING MULTI-TENANT BUILDING LOCATED AT 3800 EAST VISTA CHINO, #1, ZONE M-1-P, (CASE 5.1414-CUP) (ER).
RECOMMENDATION: Approve with conditions.

3.    UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

3A.  PARKER PALM SPRINGS II, LLC FOR AN APPEAL OF THE PLANNING DIRECTOR'S DECISION TO DENY A MINOR ARCHITECTURAL APPLICATION FOR A MOBILE KITCHEN FACILITY AT THE PARKER      PALM SPRINGS HOTEL, LOCATED AT 4200 EAST PALM CANYON DRIVE, ZONE R-3/PD-58 (CASE 3.2451 MAA - APPEAL).  (FF)
RECOMMENDATION:  Denial.              

3B.  RECEIVE A REPORT FROM THE SUSTAINABILITY COMMISSION RELATING TO A PROPOSED MANDATORY REQUIREMENT FOR THE INSTALLATION OF SOLAR SYSTEMS FOR RESIDENTIAL      CONSTRUCTION.    (FF)
RECOMMENDATION:  Receive the report and forward a recommendation to the City Council.

3C.   MG2 FOR AN ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW APPLICATION AND A LAND USE PERMIT TO REVIEW THE STOREFRONT DESIGN AND OUTDOOR SEATING SPACE FOR A PROPOSED TOMMY BAHAMA RESTAURANT LOCATED WITHIN BLOCK C OF THE DOWNTOWN PALM SPRINGS SPECIFIC PLAN AT 111 NORTH PALM CANYON DRIVE, SUITE 150, ZONE CBD (CASE 3.4014 MAA & LUP 17-017).  (DN)
RECOMMENDATION:  Table with direction to redesign the patio space.

3D.   PALM SPRINGS PROMENADE, LLC FOR AN AMENDMENT TO THE APPROVED LANDSCAPE AND HARDSCAPE PLANS FOR DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS WITHIN THE DOWNTOWN PALM SPRINGS SPECIFIC PLAN LOCATED GENERALLY AT THE NORTHWEST  CORNER OF PALM CANYON DRIVE AND TAHQUITZ CANYON WAY, ZONE CBD (CASE NOS. 5.1290 PD-361, 3.3605 MAJ, 3.3606 MAJ, 3.3607 MAJ, 3.3908 MAJ AND 3.3948 MAJ).  (DN)
RECOMMENDATION:   Recommend conditional approval to City Council.

3E.   DAKOTA PS, LLC REQUESTING AN AMENDMENT TO AN APPROVED PLANNED DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT TO ELIMINATE ONE UNIT AND   INSTALL A TRAILHEAD AT THE SOUTH END OF THE 6.37-ACRE DEVELOPMENT KNOWN AS “DAKOTA” LOCATED AT 1501 SOUTH BELARDO ROAD, ZONE PD-365, SECTION 22 (CASE 5.1310 PD-365 AMEND).  (DN)
RECOMMENDATION:  Approve, subject to conditions.

PLANNING COMMISSION REPORTS, REQUESTS AND COMMENTS:  Brief general comments and/or other issues of concern from members of the Planning Commission.

PLANNING DIRECTOR’S REPORT:  Update the Planning Commission on important items.

ADJOURNMENT:  The Planning Commission will adjourn to 1:30 pm, Wednesday, May 10, 2017, City Hall, Council Chamber, 3200 East Tahquitz Canyon Way. 



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