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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
Pursuant to Executive Order N-29-20, this meeting may be conducted by teleconference and there will be no
in-person public access to the meeting location.
  • Submit your public comment to the Planning Commission electronically. Material may be emailed to:  planning@palmspringsca.gov.  Transmittal prior to the start of the meeting is required. Any correspondence received during or after the meeting will be distributed to the Planning Commission and retained for the official record.
  • You may provide telephonic comments by calling Planning Services at (760) 323-8245 by no later than 5:30 p.m. to be added to the public comment queue. At the appropriate time, a staff member will call you so that you may provide your public testimony to the Planning Commission.
  • View the Planning Commission meeting live at the City’s website www.palmspringsca.gov/pstv, YouTube, or Channel 17 (Spectrum).
 
Wednesday
July 8, 2020 
 
             
5:30 PM Regular Meeting


Kathy Weremiuk, Chair
Peter Moruzzi, Vice Chair
Doug Donenfeld
Charlie Ervin
Michael Hirschbein
Paul Lewin
Maria Song
Staff Liaisons:
Flinn Fagg, AICP, Director of Planning Services
Jim Priest, Attorney

Joanne Bruggemans, Administrative Secretary
Rick Minjares, Engineering Associate
David Newell, AICP, Principal Planner
Ken Lyon, 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, July 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 may be offered at this time or at the time of the hearing.   MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WHO WOULD LIKE TO COMMENT ON ITEMS 1A and 5A 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:  JUNE 10, 2020 Click to View
 
EXCLUDED CONSENT CALENDAR:  Items removed from the Consent Calendar for separate discussion are considered at this time.
 
2.   PUBLIC HEARINGS:
 
A.   NEW CHURCH II, LLC FOR A TIME EXTENSION OF THE ENTITLEMENTS TO RENOVATE THE EXISTING HISTORIC COMMUNITY CHURCH AND ORCHID TREE INN FOR ADAPTIVE RE-USE, AND DEMOLISH PORTIONS OF THE SITE FOR THE CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION OF A HOTEL WITH ACCESSORY SPA, RESTAURANT AND MEETING SPACE ON A 3.1-ACRE SITE LOCATED AT 222 SOUTH CAHUILLA ROAD, ZONE R-3, SECTION 15 (CASE 5.1345 CUP, HSPB 23, HSPB 72 & 3.0678 MAJ). (DN)  (Continued from the meeting of May 13, 2020.)

RECOMMENDATION:  Deny, based on inability to make required findings.
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B.   KINGS GARDEN, LLC REQUESTING A VARIANCE TO (1) OMIT PARKING LOT LANDSCAPING AND SHADE REQUIREMENTS  AND (2) APPROVE A SECURITY FENCE INSTALLED IN THE WRONG LOCATION, AT THE KINGS GARDEN CORPORATE CENTER, A CANNABIS-RELATED USE LOCATED AT 19533 MCLANE ROAD, ZONE M-2 (CASE 6.558 VAR).  (KL)

RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Open the public hearing and take testimony.
  2. Close the public hearing and adopt Resolution #___, “A RESOLUTION OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS DENYING THE VARIANCE REQUEST FOR DELETION OF PARKING LOT LANDSCAPING AND APPROVING THE VARIANCE REQUEST FOR SECURITY FENCING ENCROACHING INTO THE FRONT YARD SETBACK AT THE KINGS GARDEN CORPORATE COMPLEX LOCATED AT 19533 MCLANE ROAD.”
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3.   UNFINISHED BUSINESS: NONE
 
4.   NEW BUSINESS:  NONE
 
5.   DISCUSSION OF MODIFICATIONS TO THE ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW PROCESS (FF). Click to View
 
A.   RECOMMENDATION:  Provide direction to staff. Click to View
 
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 a study session at 5:30 pm, Wednesday, July 22, 2020, City Hall, Council Chamber, 3200 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, California.
 
 

    

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