CALL TO ORDER:
Chair Donenfeld called the meeting to order at 1:33 pm.
Roll Call: 6 members present, 1 members absent, 0 members excused.
REPORT OF POSTING OF AGENDA:
The agenda was 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, February 28, 2013.
ACCEPTANCE OF THE AGENDA:
Commissioner Roberts requested two corrections on the minutes of December 5, 2012. The agenda was approved, as amended.
Chair Donenfeld opened the public comments portion of the meeting:
-Charles Sachs, Casa De Oro, spoke about issues with removal of trees and barren landscaping.
-Steven Sims, Casa De Oro, spoke about problems with the irrigation for the landscaping.
-Don Rice, Casa De Oro, questioned approval of the landscape plan for the homeowners association.
There being no further appearances public comments was closed.
1. CONSENT CALENDAR:
Motion to To approve Item 1A and 1B, as amended. Moved by Philip Klatchko, seconded by Kathy Weremiuk.
Vote to To approve Item 1A and 1B, as amended. (Approved)
1A. Minutes of December 5, 2012 and December 12, 2012.
Approved, with two corrections on the minutes of December 5, 2012 (p. 4).
1B. Case 3.3610 SFR An application by Mario Berardi for a roughly 5,631 square foot single family residence with casita on a roughly 17,861 square foot lot at 3151 Casa Bonita, "Estancias Tract", Canyon South Specific Plan, Zone R-1-A. (Project Planner: Ken Lyon, RA, Associate Planner)
Approved, as submitted.
2. STUDY SESSION ORIENTATION: Case 5.1132 PD 333 Preliminary discussion of future amendment to an approved Planned Development for hotel and condominiums by CDI Ventures LLC, located at northeast corner of Amada Road and Calle Alvarado, Zone HR, Section 14. (Project Planner: Craig Ewing, AICP, Director of Planning Services)
Director Ewing summarized the entitlements for the previously approved Planned Development and noted that the development team will be filing an amendment to revise the site and elevations plans.
John Raymond, Director Community & Economic Development, provided historical background of the project.
Laurie Kibby, CDI Ventures, LLC, provided information about their objectives and vision for the redesign of the project.
The Commission requested clarification on the height, setbacks, location of condominium units and pedestrian access to the Convention Center.
The Commission discussed the preliminary project including:
* Stronger pedestrian linkage to the Convention Center.
* 4-way stop sign and crosswalk.
* The architecture of the Convention Center be taken into consideration.
* Entry location.
* Pedestrian circulation.
* Location of the restaurant and views.
Chair Donenfeld thanked the development team for bringing forward the preliminary materials for review and comments.
PLANNING COMMISSION COMMENTS:
*Commissioner Calerdine will be absent for the 2nd meeting in March.
*An update on the interview process for the new Planning Director.
*The status of the landscape plan for Casa de Oro.
PLANNING DIRECTOR'S REPORT:
There being no further comments the Planning Commission adjourned at 2:38 pm to Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at 1:30 pm at City Hall, Council Chamber, 3200 East Tahquitz Canyon Way.
Mar 06, 2013 Planning Commission