CALL TO ORDER:
Chair Klatchko called the meeting to order at 1:31 pm.
Roll Call: 7 members present, 0 members absent, 0 members excused.
Vice-Chair Calerdine arrived at 1:33 pm.
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 6:00 pm on Thursday, March 17, 2016.
ACCEPTANCE OF THE AGENDA:
The agenda was accepted.
There being no appearances public comments was closed.
1. CONSENT CALENDAR:
1A. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: MARCH 9, 2016
Motion to approve Approve, as submitted. Moved by Commissioner Weremiuk, seconded by Commissioner Lowe.
Vote to approve Approve, as submitted. (Approved)
2. PUBLIC HEARING:
2A. CONT'D - PALM SPRINGS PROMENADE, LLC FOR A MAJOR ARCHITECTURAL APPLICATION TO CONSTRUCT A 6-STORY, 112,862-SQ. FT. RESORT HOTEL CONSISTING OF 142-ROOMS, MEETING SPACE, RESTAURANTS, SPA AND FITNESS CENTER ON BLOCK "B-1" OF THE DOWNTOWN PALM SPRINGS PROJECT LOCATED AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF BELARDO ROAD AND MAIN STREET, ZONE CBD (CASE 3.3908 MAJ). (DN)
Planning Director Fagg provided a brief overview on the status of the project.
Motion to approve Table. Moved by Commissioner Lowe, seconded by Commissioner Weremiuk.
Vote to approve Table. (Approved)
3. NEW BUSINESS:
3A. MARTINI MADNESS, LLC REQUESTS THE VACATION AND ABANDONMENT OF A PORTION OF PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY AND RESERVING AN EASEMENT FOR PUBLIC UTILITIES WITHIN CAHUILLA ROAD, SECTION 15, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 4 EAST, S.B.M., CASE NO. 3.2130 (MAJ), (ENGINEERING FILE R 15-07).
Assistant Director of Public Works Khamphou provided an overview of the proposed street vacation as outlined in the staff report.
The Commission asked technical questions pertaining to:
-Will the actual center-line of the road change?
-Will this preclude the property owner across the street from doing the street vacation?
-Requested staff take a look into this to make sure a precedent is not being set.
Commissioner Weremiuk noted that most properties on this street are commercial with parking in the rear. She requested clarification on the zoning across the street. She noted that the women's club immediately adjacent has the same parking situation and we should be consistent when other properties come and make the same request. Especially given the owner is rehabilitating a historic property.
Commissioner Hirschbein asked technical questions pertaining to:
-Will the land be deeded to the property owner?
-Is there a cost associated with this vacation?
-The land returns to the property owner?
-Are there any costs associated with the improvements to the city?
Commissioner Donenfeld questioned the use of a irrevocal easement as opposed to given the land back.
Motion to approve Recommend approval to City Council. Moved by Commissioner Weremiuk, seconded by Commissioner Lowe.
Vote to approve Recommend approval to City Council. (Approved)
PLANNING COMMISSION REPORTS, REQUESTS AND COMMENTS:
Commissioner Donenfeld noted he would not be attendance for the April 13th.
Commissioner Lowe noted he would not be in attendance the last week in April.
PLANNING DIRECTOR'S REPORT:
There being no further comments the Planning Commission adjourned at 1:50 pm to Wednesday, April 13, 2016, City Hall, Council Chamber, 3200 East Tahquitz Canyon Way.
Mar 23, 2016 Planning Commission