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PLANNING COMMISSION
CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA
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.
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Wednesday
July 28, 2021 
 
             
5:30 PM Regular Meeting


Kathy Weremiuk, Chair
Peter Moruzzi, Vice Chair
Lauri Aylaian
Charlie Ervin
Michael Hirschbein
J.R. Roberts
Maria Song
Staff Liaisons:
Flinn Fagg, AICP, Development Services Director
Jim Priest, Attorney
David Newell, AICP, Assistant Director of Planning

Terri Hintz, Administrative Coordinator
Rick Minjares, Engineering Associate
Glenn Mlaker, AICP, Associate Planner
Alex Perez, Assistant 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 22, 2021.
 
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 #1, #2A, #5A AND #6A ARE DIRECTED TO COMMENT UNDER THIS PORTION OF THE AGENDA.
 
1.   ELECTION OF OFFICERS:        
                     1A.   ELECTION OF CHAIR AND VICE-CHAIR

 
 
2.   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.   SAN JACINTO HOLDINGS, LLC, FOR A MAJOR ARCHITECTURAL APPLICATION FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A 4,365-SQUARE FOOT HOUSE ON A HILLSIDE LOT LOCATED AT 502 LA MIRADA ROAD, ZONE R-1-A (CASE 3.4222 MAJ).  (GM)
RECOMMENDATION:  Approval, subject to conditions.
 
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EXCLUDED CONSENT CALENDAR:  Items removed from the Consent Calendar for separate discussion are considered at this time.
 
3.   PUBLIC HEARINGS:
 
A.   GREEN SAVANTS, LLC ON BEHALF OF DLY PACIFIC WEST HALL (OWNER) FOR A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT TO OPERATE A CANNABIS CULTIVATION AND MANUFACTURING FACILITY WITHIN AN EXISTING 19,192-SQUARE FOOT BUILDING LOCATED AT 888 EAST RESEARCH DRIVE, ZONE M-1-P (CASE 5.1480 CUP).  (DN)
RECOMMENDATION:
  Adopt a Negative Declaration for the project, and approve the Conditional Use Permit, subject to conditions.
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B.   CITY OF PALM SPRINGS FOR A ZONE TEXT AMENDMENT TO AMEND CHAPTER 94.05 OF THE ZONING CODE TO ALLOW RESIDENTIAL DENSITIES ON PROPERTIES THAT HAVE HISTORICALLY BEEN PERMITTED ON HOTEL OR COMMERCIAL SITES (CASE 5.1539 ZTA).  (DN) 
RECOMMENDATION: Continue public hearing to regular meeting scheduled for September 1, 2021.
 
4.   UNFINISHED BUSINESS:  NONE
 
5.   NEW BUSINESS:
 
A.   CHAD AND TENAH DYER, OWNERS, A MAJOR ARCHITECTURAL APPLICATION AND ADMINISTRATIVE MINOR MODIFICATION APPLICATION FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A 5,846-SQUARE FOOT SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE AND A 576-SQUARE FOOT DETACHED CASITA ON A HILLSIDE LOT LOCATED AT 585 CAMINO CALIDAD, ZONE R-1-A (CASE 3.4224 MAJ & 7.1631 AMM).  (AP)
RECOMMENDATION:  Approval, subject to conditions.  
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6.   DISCUSSION:
 
A.   PS COUNTRY CLUB, LLC FOR AN AMENDMENT TO THE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT FOR SERENA PARK – AN APPROVED RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT CONSISTING OF 386 ATTACHED AND DETACHED RESIDENTIAL UNITS LOCATED ON 126 ACRES OF LAND LOCATED NORTH OF VERONA ROAD, EAST OF SUNRISE WAY AND SOUTHWEST OF THE WHITEWATER RIVER WASH (CASE 5.1327 / PD-366 DA).  (DN)
RECOMMENDATION:  Provide direction to staff and schedule for public hearing for first meeting in September 2021.
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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.
 
PLANNING DIRECTOR’S REPORT: Update the Planning Commission on important items.
 
ADJOURNMENT: The Planning Commission will adjourn to 5:30 pm, Wednesday, September 1, 2021, 3200 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, California.
 
 

    

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