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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 5:00 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.

Applications are accepted all year long and kept on file in the Clerk's office until a vacancy needs to be filled. For an Application to serve on the PC, click here.  For a current list of Commission Members, 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.


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PLANNING COMMISSION
AGENDA

A Regular Meeting to be Held at the
La Quinta City Hall Council Chamber
78-495 Calle Tampico
La Quinta, California

JULY 12, 2011
7:00 P.M.

**NOTE**
ALL ITEMS NOT CONSIDERED BY 11:00 P.M. WILL BE CONTINUED TO THE NEXT REGULAR MEETING

Beginning Resolution 2011-008
Beginning Minute Motion 2011-002

I. CALL TO ORDER

A. Pledge of Allegiance
B. Roll Call
C. Election of Chair and Vice Chair

II. PUBLIC COMMENT

This is the time set aside for public comment on any matter not scheduled for public hearing. Please complete a “Request to Speak” form and limit your comments to three minutes.

III. CONFIRMATION OF AGENDA

IV. CONSENT CALENDAR

V. PUBLIC HEARINGS:

For all Public Hearings on the Agenda, a completed “Request to Speak” form must be filed with the Executive Secretary prior to the start of the Planning Commission consideration of that item. The Chairman will invite individuals who have requested the opportunity to speak, to come forward at the appropriate time.

Any person may submit written comments to the Planning Commission before a public hearing, may appear and be heard in support of, or in opposition to, the approval of the project(s) at the time of the hearing. If you challenge any project(s) in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing or in written correspondence delivered to the City at, or prior to the public hearing.


A. Item……..……….. SITE DEVELOPMENT PERMIT 2011-917
Applicant……….. Coral Mountain Partners, L.P./City of La Quinta Redeve-
lopment Agency
Location………… Approximately 660 Feet East of Dune Palms Road, North of the DSUSD Administrative Campus.
Request…………. Consideration of Architectural, Site, and Landscaping Plans for Coral Mountain Apartments, a 176-Unit Multi-Family Affordable Rental Housing Community on Approximately 10 Acres.
Action…………….. Staff Recommendation for Adoption of Resolution Recommending Approval, with Conditions – Resolution 2011-_____.

B. Item……..……….. ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT 2010-608 AND TENTA-
TIVE TRACT MAP 36279
Applicant……….. Pedcor Commercial Development
Location………… Southwest Corner of Madison Street And Avenue 51 (also known as Vista Bonita Trail)
Request…………. Consideration Of A Recommendation for a Mitigated Negative Declaration of Environmental Impact and a Tentative Tract Map, to Create 11 Single-Family Residential Lots on 9.14 Gross Acres.
Action…………….. Staff Recommendation for Adoption of Resolution Recommending Approval, with Conditions – Resolution 2011-_____.

C. Item……..……….. CONTINUED ZONING ORDINANCE AMENDMENT 2011-104
Applicant……….. City of La Quinta
Location………… City-wide
Request…………. Consideration Of An Amendment to the La Quinta Municipal Code, Section 9.170 Communication Towers and Equipment, Section 9.40.040 Table of Permitted Uses, Section 9.60.080 Satellite Dish and Other Antennas, Section 9.80.040 Table of Permitted Uses, Section 9.90.020 Roof Projections, Section 9.100.070 Satellite Dish and Other Antennas, and Section 9.120.020 Table of Permitted Uses.
Action…………….. Staff Recommendation for Adoption of Resolution Recommending Approval, with Conditions – Resolution 2011-_____.

D. Item……..……….. 2008 LA QUINTA HOUSING ELEMENT UPDATE
Applicant……….. City of La Quinta
Location………… City-wide
Request…………. Consideration Of A Recommendation for Adoption of the Proposed Draft of the La Quinta Housing Element Update Document.
Action…………….. Staff Recommendation for Adoption of Resolution Recommending Approval, with Conditions – Resolution 2011-_____.

VI. BUSINESS ITEM:

VII. CORRESPONDENCE AND WRITTEN MATERIAL:

VIII. COMMISSIONER ITEMS:

A. Report on City Council meeting of July 5, 2011.

B. Commissioner Barrows is scheduled to attend the July 19, 2011, City Council meeting.

IX. DIRECTOR ITEMS:

X. ADJOURNMENT:

This meeting of the Planning Commission will be adjourned to a Regular Meeting to be held on July 26, 2011, at 7:00 p.m.

DECLARATION OF POSTING

I, Carolyn Walker, Executive Secretary of the City of La Quinta, do hereby declare that the foregoing Agenda for the La Quinta Planning Commission meeting of Tuesday, July 12, 2011 was posted on the outside entry to the Council Chamber, 78-495 Calle Tampico and the bulletin board at the La Quinta Cove Post Office, 51-321 Avenida Bermudas, on Thursday July 7, 2011.

DATED: July 7, 2011


MONIKA RADEVA, Secretary for
CAROLYN WALKER, Executive 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 City Clerk’s office at 777-7123, 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 Planning Commission, arrangements should be made in advance by contacting the City Clerk’s office at 777-7123. A one (1) week notice is required.

If background material is to be presented to the Planning Commission during a Planning Commission meeting, please be advised that eight (8) copies of all documents, exhibits, etc., must be supplied to the Executive Secretary for distribution. It is requested that this take place prior to the beginning of the 7:00 p.m. meeting.

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