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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
June 12, 2019 
 
             
1:30 PM Regular Meeting


Dennis Woods, Chair
Peter Moruzzi, Vice Chair
Doug Donenfeld
Grace Garner
Michael Hirschbein
Doug Hudson
Maria Song
Staff Liaisons:
Flinn Fagg, AICP, Director of Planning Services
Jim Priest, Attorney

Joanne Bruggemans, Administrative Secretary
Noriko Kikuchi, Associate Planner
Glenn Mlaker, AICP, Associate Planner
Rick Minjares, Engineering Associate
David Newell, AICP, Associate 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, June 6, 2018.
 
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 ITEM #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:  April 24, 2019
  RECOMMENDATION:  Approval.
 
B.   APPROVAL OF MINUTES:  May 8, 2019
RECOMMENDATION:  Approval
 
C.   APPROVAL OF MINUTES:  May 22, 2019
RECOMMENDATION:  Approval                     
 
  EXCLUDED CONSENT CALENDAR:  Items removed from the Consent Calendar for separate discussion are considered at this time.
 
2.   PUBLIC HEARINGS:
 
A.   REQUEST BY RICK MITCHELL OF ELEVATION PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, ON BEHALF OF ZALEKA VIA LOLA, LP AND LERANAX VIA LOLA, LP, FOR A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT TO CONVERT THE EXISTING SEVENTEEN (17) SHORT-TERM RENTAL UNITS TO HOTEL UNITS (CHANGE OF USE) AT THE TWIST, WHICH IS LOCATED WITHIN A MIXED-USE BUILDING AT 140 WEST VIAL LOLA, ZONE R-2/C-1, SECTION 10 (CASE NO. 5.1482 CUP) (NK)
RECOMMENDATION:  Approve, subject to conditions.
 
 
B.   REQUEST BY STEPHEN NIETO OF SOUTH WEST CONCEPTS, INC. ON BEHALF OF PAMPLEMOUSSE PALM SPRINGS, LLC FOR A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT TO ALLOW FOR A COCKTAIL LOUNGE (TYPE 48 ABC LICENSE) WITHIN AN EXISTING MIXED-USE BUILDING AT 140 WEST VIA LOLA, SUITE A  ZONE C-1, SECTION 10 (CASE NO. 5.1473 CUP). (NK)
RECOMMENDATION:   Approve, subject to conditions.
 
 
C.   BAKED BETTY’S, LLC FOR A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT (CUP) TO ALLOW CANNABIS MANUFACTURING WITHIN AN EXISTING MULTI-TENANT BUILDING AT 781 SOUTH WILLIAMS ROAD, ZONE M-1, SECTION 19 (CASE 5.1481 CUP). (DN)
RECOMMENDATION:  Approve, subject to conditions.
 
 
D.   AGRE DCP PALM SPRINGS, LLC (DBA: RIVIERA HOTEL) FOR A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT (5.1479 CUP) FOR THE CONVERSION OF 163 ROOMS IN BUILDINGS 4 & 5 FOR TIME SHARE PURPOSES; AND A TENTATIVE TRACT MAP (37726 TTM) FOR TIME SHARE PURPOSES AS PART OF THE RIVIERA HOTEL AND RESORT LOCATED AT 1600 NORTH INDIAN CANYON DRIVE, ZONE R-3, SECTION 2. (GM)
 RECOMMENDATION:  Approve, subject to conditions           
 
 
3.   UNFINISHED BUSINESS:  NONE
 
4.   NEW BUSINESS:  NONE
 
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, June 26, 2018, City Hall, Council Chamber, 3200 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, California.
 
 

    

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