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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
September 11, 2019 
 
             
11:00 AM Study Session
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
Terri Hintz, Administrative Coordinator
Noriko Kikuchi, Associate Planner

Rick Minjares, Engineering Associate
Glenn Mlaker, AICP, Associate Planner
David Newell, AICP, 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.
 
             
11:00 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 PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE PALM SPRINGS ZONING CODE RELATIVE TO ZONING REGULATIONS FOR CANNABIS USES,  CASE NO. 5.1218-G (ZTA). (FF) 
RECOMMENDATION: 
Take public input, and provide direction to staff.
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ADJOURNMENT:  The Planning Commission will adjourn to their regular meeting at 1:30 pm, Wednesday, September 11, 2019, Council Chamber, City Hall, 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 4:00 pm on Thursday, September 5, 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, #1B, #4A, #4B AND #4C 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:  JULY 10, 2019 Click to View
 
B.   TWIN PALMS NEIGHBORHOOD ORGANIZATION, ON BEHALF OF TWIN PALMS HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC, FOR A SIGN PROGRAM TO INSTALL A NEIGHBORHOOD ENTRY SIGN AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF TWIN PALMS AND VIA AGUILA ON PRIVATE PROPERTY, 1800 SOUTH LA PALOMA, ZONE R-1-C, SECTION 26 (CASE SP 19-002). (DN)
RECOMMENDATION:  Approve, subject to conditions.
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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.   EHOF CANYON VIEW, LLC, FOR A TWO-YEAR EXTENSION OF TIME FOR VESTING TENTATIVE TRACT MAP 36969, PLANNED DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT 381 AND MAJOR ARCHITECTURAL APPROVAL FOR AN 80-LOT SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT ON AN UNDEVELOPED 13.25-ACRE PARCEL LOCATED AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF EAST PALM CANYON DRIVE AND MATTHEW DRIVE, ZONE PDD-381 (CASE 5.1384 – PD 381/3.3902 MAJ/VTTM 36969). (ER)            
RECOMMENDATION:  Approve a two-year extension of time.
 
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B.   AN APPEAL BY MARK HODGIN OF THE TWIST PALM SPRINGS, REPRESENTING ZALEKA VIA LOLA, LP AND LERANAX VIA LOLA, LP, REQUESTING THE PLANNING COMMISSION TO REMOVE CONDITIONS OF APPROVAL ENG 3 THROUGH ENG 11 FOR THE APPROVAL OF A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT (CUP) TO CONVERT THE EXISTING SEVENTEEN (17) SHORT-TERM RENTAL UNITS TO HOTEL UNITS AT THE TWIST LOCATED AT 140 WEST VIA LOLA, ZONE R-2/C-1, SECTION 10 (CASE NO. 5.1482 CUP). (NK)
RECOMMENDATION:  Deny and affirm the conditions unmodified.
 
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3.   UNFINISHED BUSINESS:  NONE.
 
4.   NEW BUSINESS:
 
A.   ASIA SF PALM SPRINGS, LLC FOR A LAND USE PERMIT AMENDMENT TO MODIFY HOURS AND OPERATIONS OF THE  OUTDOOR ENTERTAINMENT / MUSICIANS THAT ARE PERMITTED AS AN ACCESSORY USE TO A RESTAURANT LOCATED AT 1555 SOUTH PALM CANYON DRIVE, ZONE PD-131 / I.L. (CASE NO. LUP 19-063). (DN)
RECOMMENDATION:  Approve, subject to conditions.
 
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B.   REQUEST BY CHRISTOPHER HOMES FOR THE APPROVAL OF FINAL PLANNED DEVELOPMENT PLANS FOR 70 SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL UNITS WITHIN PHASE 1 OF THE MIRALON DEVELOPMENT LOCATED AT 801 SUNRISE WAY, ZONE PDD 290, SECTION 35 (CASE 5.0982-PD 290 / TTM 31848-1). (ER)
RECOMMENDATION:  Approve as submitted.
 
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C.   PINNACLE PALM SPRINGS, LLC, FOR A MAJOR ARCHITECTURAL APPLICATION FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A 4,527-SQUARE FOOT HOUSE ON A HILLSIDE LOT AND AN ADMINISTRATIVE MINOR MODIFICATION FOR A REDUCTION IN THE FRONT YARD SETBACK AND AN INCREASE IN BUILDING HEIGHT LOCATED AT 1730 PINNACLE POINT (LOT 10), ZONE PDD 79. (CASES 3.4099 MAJ & 7.1561 AMM)
RECOMMENDATION:  Approve, subject to conditions.
 
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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, September 25, 2019, City Hall, Council Chamber, 3200 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs.
 

    

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