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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
October 23, 2019 
 
             
12:00 PM Regular Meeting


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

Terri Hintz, Administrative Coordinator
Glenn Mlaker, AICP, Associate Planner
Rick Minjares, Engineering Associate
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, October 17, 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 #3A AND #5A ARE DIRECTED TO COMMENT UNDER THIS PORTION OF THE AGENDA.
 
1.   CONSENT CALENDAR:  None.
 
 
2.   PUBLIC HEARINGS:
 
A.   PONO ACQUISITION PARTNERS, LLC, (BDA: PALM SPRINGS SURF CLUB) FOR A AMENDMENT TO A PREVIOUSLY APPROVED PLANNED DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT (PD 163) FOR THE REHABILITATION OF AN EXISTING WATER PARK TO INCLUDE A NEW SURF POOL AND ANCILLARY USES WITH A RESTAURANT/LOUNGE, FITNESS AND SPA FACILITY, PLUS NET INCREASE OF 7,746-SQUARE FEET OF NEW STRUCTURE LOCATED AT 1500 SOUTH GENE AUTRY TRAIL, ZONE M-1 (PD 182), SECTION 9 (CASE 5.0356 CUP).  (GM)             
RECOMMENDATION:  Approval, subject to Conditions.
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B.   FLOR, LLC FOR A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT (CUP) TO ALLOW CANNABIS MANUFACTURING WITHIN AN EXISTING MULTI-TENANT BUILDING AT 1251 MONTALVO WAY, UNIT M, ZONE M-1-P, SECTION 7 (CASE 5.1491 CUP). (DN)
RECOMMENDATION:  Approve, subject to conditions.
 
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C.   STEVE AGUILAR ON BEHALF OF MONTALVO ENTERPRISE, LLC, FOR A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT (CUP) TO OPERATE AN 8,740-SQUARE FOOT CANNABIS MANUFACTURING, CULTIVATION, TRANSPORTATION AND DISTRIBUTION FACILITY WITHIN FOUR UNITS OF A VACANT 13-UNIT  INDUSTRIAL BUILDING LOCATED AT 1251 MONTALVO WAY, UNITS B THROUGH E, ZONED M-1-P, SECTION 07 (CASE 5.1475 - CUP).  (ER)
 RECOMMENDATION:  Denial.
 
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D.   AMENDMENT TO THE PALM SPRINGS ZONING CODE (PSZC) AMENDING CHAPTER 93.00 TO ADD SECTIONS 93.16.00 THROUGH 93.16.09 AND AMENDING SECTIONS 92.17.1.01, 92.17.2.01, 92.20.01, 92.21.01 AND 93.03.00 TO FACILITATE SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS (CASE 5.1470 ZTA). (GM)  (CONTINUED FROM THE OCTOBER 10, 2019 MEETING).
RECOMMENDATION:
  Approval.
 
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3.   UNFINISHED BUSINESS
 
A.   FAR WEST INDUSTRIES FOR THE FINAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN AND A REVISED TENTATIVE TRACT MAP TO CONSTRUCT “ELAN” – A RESIDENTIAL PROJECT CONSISTING OF (56) SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCES, (25) MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL CONDOMINIUMS AND RELATED ON-/OFF-SITE IMPROVEMENTS ON A 12.38-ACRE SITE LOCATED AT 777 SOUTH PALM CANYON DRIVE, ZONE PD-379 (CASE NOS. 5.1378 PD-379 & TTM 36914). (DN)
RECOMMENDATION:
Deny the Final Development Plans, finding the revisions are not in substantial conformance to the Preliminary Development Plan.
 
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4.   NEW BUSINESS:  None.
 
5.   DISCUSSION:
 
A.   DISCUSSION OF GENERAL PLAN UPDATE PROCESS AND SCOPE OF WORK.
RECOMMENDATION:  Receive the report and provide direction to staff.
 
 
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, November 13, 2019, City Hall, Council Chamber, 3200 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, California.
 
 

    

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