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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.

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.


FOR AGENDAS FOR CURRENT MEETINGS, GO TO THE CALENDAR 

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PLANNING COMMISSION
A G E N D A

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

MAY 8, 2007
7:00 P.M.


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


Beginning Resolution 2007-018
Beginning Minute Motion 2007-008

I. CALL TO ORDER

A. Flag Salute
B. Pledge of Allegiance
C. Roll Call

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

A. Approval of the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of April 24, 2007.

V. PUBLIC HEARING:

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………….… CONTINUED - ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT 2006-562, GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT 2006-107, ZONE CHANGE 2006-127, SPECIFIC PLAN 83-002, AMENDMENT #6, TENTATIVE TRACT 32266, SITE DEVELOPMENT PERMIT 2006-852, AND DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT 2006-011
Applicant……… Pacific Santa Fe Corporation/Crowne Pointe Partners, LLC
Location……….. Located within the PGA West development, bounded on the north and east by the PGA West Stadium Course, and on the south and west by PGA Boulevard
Request ……….. Consideration of the following application requests:
1. Adoption of a Mitigated Negative Declaration;
2. Amend the General Plan Land Use Element, from Tourist Commercial (TC) to Resort Mixed Use (RMU);
3. Change the Official Zoning Map, from Tourist Commercial (CT) to Tourist Commercial/Residential Specific Plan (CT/RSP);
4. Update the overall PGA West Specific Plan to implement development principles and guidelines for a 292-unit resort condominium project, with clubhouse building, common pools and lighted tennis courts, on ±42 acres;
5. The division of ±42 acres into 97 residential lots, a 1.35 acre community center lot, and other common area lots;
6. A site plan and building design approval for 292 one, two and three-story condominium units, a 7,122 s.f. recreation building with a 32 x 70-foot common pool and 43-foot 6-inch clock tower feature, and a private entry gatehouse; and
7. Consideration of an Agreement to implement a funding mechanism ensuring payment to the City of certain fees to financially offset the conversion of the original hotel/resort site to residential, for the anticipated potential for loss of revenue(s) associated with development of the Eden Rock project.
Action………….. Request to table

B. Item………….… CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT 2007-103
Applicant……… Cham T. Prince
Location……….. 79-430 Highway 111; northwest corner of Highway 111 and Dune Palms Road within the La Quinta Valley Plaza
Request ……….. Consideration of a Cosmetology School within an existing commercial space.
Action………….. Resolution 2007-___ 

C. Item………….… CONTINUED - ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT 2006-578, GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT 2006-109, AND ZONING ORDINANCE AMENDMENT 2006-086
Applicant……… City of La Quinta
Location……….. Southeast portion of the City, south of Avenue 52
Request ……….. Consideration of a Negative Declaration of environmental impact and General Plan Amendment and Zone Text Amendment to establish policies and standards for the development of tentative tract maps on parcels of ten acres or less in the southeastern portion of the City.
Action………….. Resolution 2007-___ 

VI. BUSINESS ITEMS: None. 

VII. CORRESPONDENCE AND WRITTEN MATERIAL: None 

VIII. COMMISSIONER ITEMS:

A. Review of City Council meeting of May 1, 2007 

IX. ADJOURNMENT:

This meeting of the Planning Commission will be adjourned to a Regular Meeting to be held on May 22, 2007, at 7:00 p.m.



DECLARATION OF POSTING

I, Betty J. Sawyer, Executive Secretary of the City of La Quinta, do hereby declare that the foregoing Agenda for the La Quinta Planning Commission meeting of Tuesday, May 8, 2007, 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, on Friday, May 4, 2007.

DATED: May 4, 2007


BETTY J. SAWYER, 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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