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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
February 13, 2019 
 
             
1:30 PM Regular Meeting


Dennis Woods, Chair
Peter Moruzzi, Vice Chair
Doug Donenfeld
Grace Garner
Michael Hirschbein
Doug Hudson
Peter Moruzzi
Maria Song
Dennis Woods

Staff Liaisons:
Flinn Fagg, AICP, Director of Planning Services
Jim Priest, Attorney

Terri Hintz, Planning Administrative Coordinator
Glenn Mlaker, AICP, Associate Planner
Rick Minjares, Engineering Associate
David Newell, AICP, 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.
 
             
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, February 13, 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 #1 AND #4A 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:  DECEMBER 12, 2018 AND JANUARY 23, 2019 STUDY SESSION MINUTES
RECOMMENDATION:  Approval.
 
EXCLUDED CONSENT CALENDAR:  Items removed from the Consent Calendar for separate discussion are considered at this time.
 
2.   PUBLIC HEARINGS:
 
A.   1875 NORTH PALM CANYON PARTNERS II, LLC, DBA – TOVA HOTEL AND BEACH CLUB FOR A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT FOR A FULL SERVICE SPA AND A FULL SERVICE RESTAURANT; AND A MAJOR ARCHITECTURAL APPLICATION FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A 15,200-SQUARE FOOT RESTAURANT BUILDING TO AN EXISTING HOTEL LOCATED AT 1875 NORTH PALM CANYON DRIVE (CASE 5.1382 CUP / 3.0157 MAJ).  (GM)
RECOMMENDATION:  Approval, subject to conditions.
 
B.   SONS OF ITALY ON BEHALF OF DOLLY SINATRA LODGE NO. 2400 TO RE-ESTABLISH A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT TO OPERATE A MEETING HALL WITHIN THE EXISTING BUILDING LOCATED AT 1700 NORTH SAHARA ROAD, ZONE P, SECTION 1 (CASE 5.0707 CUP).  (DN) (CONTINUED FROM JANUARY 23, 2019 MEETING.)
RECOMMENDATION:
Approval, subject to conditions.  .
 
C.   REQUEST BY 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)
RECOMMENDATION: 
Approval, subject to conditions.
 
 
D.   REQUEST BY THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS FOR APPROVAL OF THE ANNUAL UPDATE OF THE PALM SPRINGS ZONING CODE (CASE 5.1466 ZTA). (FF)
RECOMMENDATION:  Recommend approval to City Council.
 
3.   UNFINISHED BUSINESS:  None.
 
4.   NEW BUSINESS:
 
A.   GALLERY HOMES REQUESTING APPROVAL OF FINAL PDD PLANS FOR 50 SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL UNITS IN PLANNING AREA 4C WITHIN PHASE 1 OF PLANNED DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT 290: THE MIRALON DEVELOPMENT LOCATED AT 801 SUNRISE WAY, ZONE PDD   290, SECTION 35 (CASE 5.0982-PD 290 / TTM 31848-1).  (ER)                     
RECOMMENDATION:
  Approval, subject to conditions.
 
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, February 27, 2019, City Hall, Council Chamber, preceded by a Study Session at 11:00 am, Large Conference Room, 3200 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, California.
 
 

    

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