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The Planning Commission (PC), established in 1982, is coordinated by the Design and Development Department and is comprised of five members appointed by the City Council. The Commission’s regularly scheduled meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers. The Commission’s primary function is to carry out the powers and duties as prescribed in the Planning and Zoning Laws of the State of California and the City of La Quinta Zoning Ordinance, as well as to serve as an advisory body to the City Council. The Planning Commission’s duties include developing and maintaining the City’s General Plan, consideration of new development applications, design review of new developments, development of specific plans, and similar planning duties.

For more information about the PC, contact us at cdd@la-quinta.org or (760) 777-7125.

For a list of current Commissioners, click here.

ABOUT AGENDAS, STAFF REPORTS AND MINUTES

The Minutes for the Planning Commission meetings will not be available until they have been approved at the next regular meeting.

The meeting agendas are typically available not less than 72 hours prior to each meeting and may be downloaded by clicking on one of the Event links below.

Staff reports (unsigned, without attachments) are available by clicking on the item titles listed on the agenda, but may not be the latest version, as the City of La Quinta reserves the right to make changes to staff reports prior to the beginning of each meeting.  The City also reserves the right to make changes to the order of items listed on the agenda.

For signed copies of staff reports, as well as any accompanying attachments, you may contact the Design and Development Department at (760) 777-7125 or cdd@la-quinta.org.


FOR AGENDAS FOR CURRENT MEETINGS, GO TO THE CALENDAR 

Planning Commission Meeting

CLICK HERE TO PRINT AGENDA IN .PDF FORMAT 

PLANNING COMMISSION
AGENDA 

CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS
78-495 Calle Tampico, La Quinta

REGULAR MEETING on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2018 AT 6:00 P.M.

CALL TO ORDER

ROLL CALL:   Commissioners Bettencourt, Caldwell, Currie, Proctor, Quill, Wright and Chairperson McCune.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

PUBLIC COMMENT ON MATTERS NOT ON THE AGENDA

At this time, members of the public may address the Planning Commission on any matter not listed on the agenda.  Please complete a "Request to Speak" form and limit your comments to three minutes.  The Planning Commission values your comments; however, in accordance with State law, no action shall be taken on any item not appearing on the agenda unless it is an emergency item authorized by GC 54954.2(b).

CONFIRMATION OF AGENDA

ANNOUNCEMENTS, PRESENTATIONS AND WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS – None

CONSENT CALENDAR

1.  APPROVE MINUTES DATED OCTOBER 23, 2018

BUSINESS SESSION – None

STUDY SESSION – None

PUBLIC HEARINGS

Declarations regarding Public Contacts.

1.  SITE DEVELOPMENT PERMIT 2018-0003, SIGN PROGRAM 2018-0001, MINOR ADJUSTMENT 2018-0008, CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT 2018-0004 AND ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT 2018-0003 SUBMITTED BY SOUTH WEST CONCEPTS, INC. PROPOSING A 18,695 SQUARE-FOOT ART MUSEUM.  PROJECT:  CALIFORNIA DESERT MUSEUM OF ART.  CEQA:  EXEMPT FROM ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW UNDER CEQA, PURSUANT TO SECTION 15332 (CLASS 32) IN THAT THE PROPOSED PROJECT CAN BE CHARACTERIZED AS IN-FILL DEVELOPMENT.  LOCATION:  47705 CALEO BAY. [RESOLUTION NO. 2018-014]

2.  CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT 2017-0004 (CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT 2016-0004 AMENDMENT 1) SUBMITTED BY HOME DEPOT U.S.A., INC. PROPOSING OUTDOOR DISPLAY AND SALES AT AN EXISTING HOME DEPOT.  CEQA:  THE DESIGN AN DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT HAS DETERMINED THAT THE PROJECT IS EXEMPT FROM ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW PURSUANT TO SECTION 15301 OF THE CALFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT IN THAT THE PROPOSED PROJECT CAN BE CHARACTERIZED AS AN EXISTING FACILITY.  LOCATION:  79900 HIGHWAY. [RESOLUTION NO. 2018-015]

REPORTS AND INFORMATIONAL ITEMS - None

COMMISSIONERS’ ITEMS

STAFF ITEMS - None

ADJOURNMENT

The next regular meeting of the Planning Commission will be held on November 27, 2018, commencing at 6:00 p.m. at the City Hall Council Chambers, 78-495 Calle Tampico, La Quinta, California.

DECLARATION OF POSTING

I, Wanda Wise-Latta, Commission Secretary, do hereby declare that the foregoing Agenda for the La Quinta Planning Commission meeting was posted on the outside entry to the Council Chamber at 78-495 Calle Tampico, and the bulletin boards at 78-630 Highway 111, and the La Quinta Cove Post Office at 51-321 Avenida Bermudas, on November 9, 2018.

DATED: November 8, 2018

WANDA WISE-LATTA, Commission Secretary
City of La Quinta, California

Public Notices

The La Quinta City Council Chamber is handicapped accessible.  If special equipment is needed for the hearing impaired, please call the Planning Division of the Design and Development Department at 777-7118, twenty-four (24) hours in advance of the meeting and accommodations will be made.

If special electronic equipment is needed to make presentations to the Commission, arrangements should be made in advance by contacting the Planning Division of the Design and Development Department at 777-7118.  A one (1) week notice is required.

If background material is to be presented to the Commission during a Planning Commission meeting, please be advised that eight (8) copies of all documents, exhibits, etc., must be supplied to the Executive Assistant for distribution.  It is requested that this take place prior to the beginning of the meeting.

Any writings or documents provided to a majority of the Commission regarding any item(s) on this agenda will be made available for public inspection at the Design and Development Department’s counter at City Hall located at 78-495 Calle Tampico, La Quinta, California, 92253, during normal business hours

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