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

AGENDA
 
Wednesday
January 9, 2019 
 
             
10:00 AM Study Session
1:30 PM Regular Meeting


Kathy Weremiuk, Chair
 Lyndon Calerdine, Vice Chair
Doug Donenfeld
Michael Hirschbein
Doug Hudson
Peter Moruzzi
Dennis Woods

Staff Liaisons:
Flinn Fagg, AICP, Director of Planning Services
William Priest, Attorney
Terri Hintz, Planning Administrative Coordinator
Noriko Kikuchi, Associate Planner

Rick Minjares, Engineering Associate
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: Three (3) minutes are allowed for each speaker.
 
DISCUSSION ITEM:
 
  1.  DISCUSSION OF ZONE TEXT AMENDMENTS RELATED TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROVISIONS (CASE NOS. 5.1458 ZTA, 5.1459 ZTA, 5.1460 ZTA).  (FF) Click to View
 
  2.  INTERVIEW AND APPOINT APPLICANTS TO THE ARCHITECTURAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE.
RECOMMENDATION:  1)  Interview applicants for the Architectural Advisory Committee; 2) Appoint two members to the Architectural Advisory Committee with terms ending June 30, 2021.
 
ADJOURNMENT:  The Planning Commission will adjourn to their regular meeting at 1:30 pm, Wednesday, January 9, 2019, City Hall, Council Chamber, 3200 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, California. 
 
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, January 3, 2019.
 
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 COMMENT: 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.   MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WHO WOULD LIKE TO COMMENT ON ITEMS #1A ARE DIRECTED TO COMMENT UNDER THIS PORTION OF THE AGENDA.
 
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.
 
A.   APPROVAL OF MINUTES:  NOVEMBER 7, 2018 AND NOVEMBER 14, 2018
RECOMMENDATION: 
Approval.
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EXCLUDED CONSENT CALENDAR:  Items removed from the Consent Calendar for separate discussion are considered at this time.
 
2.   PUBLIC HEARINGS:
 
A.   LAS PALMAS BREWING, LLC ON BEHALF OF LARRY AND CONNIE BRAMOWETH FOR A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT (CUP) TO ALLOW  A COCKTAIL/BEER LOUNGE AND ACCESSORY BREWERY AT 461 NORTH PALM CANYON DRIVE, ZONE CBD, SECTION 15 (CASE 5.1457 CUP).  (DN) (CONTINUED FROM DECEMBER 12, 2018 MEETING.)
RECOMMENDATION: 
Approve, subject to conditions.
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B.   AUSTIN TODD ON BEHALF OF CALIFORNIA ORGANICS FOR A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT (CUP) TO OPERATE A 5,044-SQUARE FOOT CANNABIS CULTIVATION FACILITY WITHIN AN EXISTING INDUSTRIAL BUILDING LOCATED AT 695 SOUTH WILLIAMS ROAD, ZONE M-1, SECTION 33 (CASE 5.1440 CUP).  (ER) (CONTINUED FROM DECEMBER 12, 2018 MEETING.)
RECOMMENATION: 
Continue to date certain of January 23, 2019.
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C.   REQUEST BY COACHELLA FLATS, LLC, FOR A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT (CUP) AND A VARIANCE APPLICATION TO DECOMMISSION AND REMOVE 363 EXISTING WIND TURBINE GENERATORS AND REPLACE THEM WITH TWENTY (20) NEW WIND TURBINES WITH A MAXIMUM HEIGHT OF 499 FEET AND TWO (2) 315 FEET TALL METEOROLOGICAL (MET) TOWERS ON APPROXIMATELY 858 ACRES LOCATED WEST OF NORTH INDIAN CANYON DRIVE, NORTH OF HIGHWAY 111, AND SOUTH OF INTERSTATE-10 FREEWAY; ZONE W, SECTION 23 (CASE 5.1429-CUP & 6.551-VAR) (ER). (CONTINUED FROM DECEMBER 12, 2018 MEETING.)
RECOMMENDATION:  Approve subject to conditions.
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D.   CITY OF PALM SPRINGS FOR A ZONE TEXT AMENDMENT TO SECTIONS 91.00.10, 92.01.01, AND 93.23.14 OF THE PALM SPRINGS ZONING CODE (PSZC) RELATING TO ACCESSORY SECOND UNITS IN RESIDENTIAL ZONES (CASE 5.1447 ZTA).  (NK)
RECOMMENDATION:
Approve as proposed.
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PLANNING COMMISSION REPORTS, REQUESTS AND COMMENTS: Brief general comments and/or other issues of concern from members of the Planning Commission.
 
CITY COUNCIL LIAISON REPORT:
 
PLANNING DIRECTOR’S REPORT: Update the Planning Commission on important items.
 
ADJOURNMENT: The Planning Commission will adjourn to 1:30 pm, Wednesday, January 23, 2019, City Hall, Council Chamber, 3200 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way.
 

    

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