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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 8, 2020 
 
             
1:30 PM Regular Meeting


Peter Moruzzi, Vice Chair
Doug Donenfeld
Michael Hirschbein
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
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, January 2, 2020.
 
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:  OCTOBER 10, 2019 AND OCTOBER 23, 2019
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.   LINDSEY SAPPINGTON, OWNER, SUITE LIFE PET HOTEL FOR A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT TO OPERATE AN OVERNIGHT KENNEL FOR DOGS AND CATS ALONG WITH DAY CARE, TRAINING, GROOMING, AND RETAIL SALES WITHIN A 3,245-SQUARE FOOT EXISTING BUILDING LOCATED AT 1243 NORTH GENE AUTRY TRAIL, SUITE #12, ZONE M-1-P, SECTION 5 (CASE 5.1497 CUP).  (GM)
RECOMMENDATION:  Approval.
 
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B.   TAHQUITZ CANYON INVESTORS, LLC REQUESTING A TWO-YEAR EXTENSION OF TIME FOR A MAJOR ARCHITECTURAL APPROVAL TO REMODEL AN EXISTING MULTI-TENANT COMMERCIAL PROPERTY, INCLUDING THE DEMOLITION OF THREE BUILDINGS, CONSTRUCTION OF TWO MULTI-TENANT COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS AND IMPROVEMENT OF LANDSCAPE AND HARDSCAPE AREAS LOCATED AT 601-789 EAST TAHQUITZ CANYON WAY, ZONE REO OF SECTION 14 SPECIFIC PLAN (CASE 3.4002 MAJ). (DN)
RECOMMENDATION:  Approve a one-year extension of time.
         
 
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C.   BRANDON MCCURLEY, ON BEHALF OF PARKER PALM SPRINGS, FOR AN AMENDMENT TO PLANNED DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT 58 (PDD 58) TO INCLUDE THIRTY-TWO (32) HOTEL UNITS AND ACCESSORY USES WITH A MAXIMUM HEIGHT NOT TO EXCEED TWO (2)-STORIES, ASSOCIATED PARKING LOTS, AND LANDSCAPING ON THE UNDEVELOPED 3.7-ACRE PORTION OF THE PROPERTY AND A PROPOSED INCLUSION OF A 3.53-ACRE PARCEL CURRENTLY ZONED R-3 INTO PLANNED DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT 58 IN LIEU OF A CHANGE OF ZONE, AT 4200 EAST PALM CANYON DRIVE, ZONE PD (PDD 58)/R-3, SECTION 30 (CASE 5.927 PDD AMENDMENT & CASE 3.2451 MAJ).  (NK)
RECOMMENDATION: Approve, subject to conditions of approval.
 
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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, January 22, 2020, City Hall, Council Chamber, 3200 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, California.
 
 

    

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