Chair Donenfeld called the meeting to order at 1:31 pm.
CALL TO ORDER:
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 4:00 pm on Thursday, February 20, 2014. A posting of this Agenda can be found on the City's website at: www.palmspringsca.gov.
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.
Chair Donenfeld noted Item 1B. requested continued to end of the meeting. Item
Motion to approved 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. Moved by Commissioner Weremiuk, seconded by Vice Chair Hudson.
Vote to approved ACCEPTANCE OF THE AGENDA: The Planning Commission will discuss the order of the agenda, may amend the
PUBLIC COMMENTS: 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.
Chair Donenfeld opened public comments portion of the meeting and none coming
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.
1A. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: FEBRUARY 12, 2014
Motion to approved Approve the Planning Commission Minutes of February 12, 2014. Moved by Commissioner Calerdine, seconded by Commissioner Roberts.
Vote to approved Approve the Planning Commission Minutes of February 12, 2014.
1B. HANWHA Q CELLS USA FOR ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW OF NEW ENTRY GATE AND LANDSCAPING AT FUTURE SOLAR ENERGY GENERATION STATION LOCATED AT 5400 NORTH INDIAN CANYON DRIVE, ZONE W AND W-M-1-P, SECTION 23 (CASE 5.1252 MAA). (DN)
2. PUBLIC HEARINGS:
2A. CULLEN 111 INVESTMENTS LLC, FOR A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT TO ALLOW A COCKTAIL LOUNGE AT 212 / 216 SOUTH INDIAN CANYON DRIVE, ZONE LSC (CASE NO. 5.1320 CUP). (DN)
Associate Planner Newell presented the proposed project as outlined in the staff report dated February 26, 2013.
Staff noted no comments were received.
Commissioner Weremiuk expressed concern with this project being only a bar. Director Wheeler explained the reason for the CUP.
Vice-Chair Hudson spoke and Weremiuk
Commissioner Roberts asked about the City's requirements . . .
Chair Donenfeld opened the public hearing: RAMON BAGUIO, representing the applicant, addressed the kitchen definition and said it will still be available. He provided details on the operation of the bar, cost of renovation and attraction of tourists. MR. CULLEN, applicant, explained his plans to revive this establishment; requested approval and will be respectful. There being no further appearances the pubic hearing was closed.
Commissioner Roberts asked about the possibility of conditioning this project to provide food service. Mr. Cullen responded to his comments and talked about the challenges of running a restaurant.
Commissioner Calerdine noted successful restaurants in the vicinity. He suggested a condition of a
Mr. Cullen commented on improvement the building's fascade; .
Motion to approved Approve, subject to conditions. Moved by Commissioner Calerdine, seconded by Commissioner Lowe.
Vote to approved Approve, subject to conditions.
2B. GERARD AND JANET BIEGEL FOR A TENTATIVE TRACT MAP TO CREATE A ONE LOT CONDOMINIUM MAP OF NINE (9) UNITS LOCATED AT 100 NORTH CERRITOS DRIVE, ZONE R-2. (CASE TTM 36715) (GM)
Associate Planner Newell presented the proposed project as outlined in the staff report dated February 26, 2014.
Chair Donenfeld opened the public hearing: ERNEST VINCENT, legal representative for the applicant, commented on the high cost of undergrounding the utilities. TED LUCIANI, representing the neighbors, said it is an opportunity to bring out the best of the project. ERNEST VINCENT, applicant response, There being no further appearances the public hearing was closed.
Motion to approved Approve with conditions. Moved by Commissioner Roberts, seconded by Commissioner Weremiuk.
Vote to approved Approve with conditions.
Commissioner Calerdine requested the City's justification for undergrounding of utilities.
3. NEW BUSINESS:
3A. TAPPAN ENTERPRISES LLC, FOR A ONE-YEAR TIME EXTENSION FOR A PREVIOUSLY APPROVED PLANNED DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT, CONSISTING OF A 108-BED ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY LOCATED AT 1000 NORTH PALM CANYON DRIVE, ZONE PD 357 (CASE 5.1237 PDD 357) (GM)
Associate Planner Newell noted several corrections: 1. for a 91 unit; 114 beds. 2. 29, 30, 31, 37, 46A, engineering conditions.
Commissioner Calerdine, PS Economic devel, does not have a conflict.
WILLIS CHIN, spoke about being affected by the effect of the economic downturn. TOM SEROS?, spoke about getting the right operator and investor. He spoke about the cost of construction; the project makes sense for the end product.
Motion to approved Approve, subject to the previously adopted Mitigated Negative Declaration and revised Engineering Conditions of Approval. Moved by Commissioner Klatchko, seconded by Commissioner Weremiuk.
Vote to approved Approve, subject to the previously adopted Mitigated Negative Declaration and revised Engineering Condi
3B. AAC APPOINTMENTS (MW)
Director Wheeler provided the presentation on the AAC.
Motion to approved Set date for interviews. Moved by Commissioner Roberts, seconded by Commissioner Lowe.
Vote to approved Set date for interviews.
PLANNING COMMISSION REPORTS, REQUESTS AND COMMENTS: Brief general comments and/or other issues of concern from members of the Planning Commission.
Commissioner Roberts questioned the reapplication process for time extension.
Commissioner Klatchko said about conditioning a project
The Commission discussed time extensions and code requirements.
Commissioner Weremuik asked about what they can do to consider water issues, what are other cities doing in relation to water conservation. Director Wheeler commented about the AAC's perview. Chair Donenfeld asked a representative to provide information. Make a formal presentation in a meeting; and bring forward other areas, and meet with the AAC. A good study session topic. 1. PDD issues. next - water issue
Start considering more stringent guidelines for landscaping. Roberts commended Director Wheeler in the communication with the AAC.
Calerdine commented on other cities having other . . .
Commissioner Weremiuk asked
the water distribution water systems.
PLANNING DIRECTOR'S REPORT: Update the Planning Commission on important items.
Director Wheeler commented on the meeting with the sites off the interchange. Presenation on . . .
ADJOURNMENT: The Planning Commission will adjourn to Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at 11:30 am, City Hall, Large Conference Room, 3200 East Tahquitz Canyon Way.
The meeting adjourned at 2:53 pm.
Feb 26, 2014 Planning Commission