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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.


FOR AGENDAS FOR CURRENT MEETINGS, GO TO THE CALENDAR 

Planning Commission Meeting

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PLANNING COMMISSION
AGENDA

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

REGULAR MEETING on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2015 AT 7:00 P.M.

CALL TO ORDER

1.  Roll Call

2.  Pledge of Allegiance

PUBLIC COMMENT

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.

CONFIRMATION OF AGENDA 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

1.  Approval of the Minutes of July 28, 2015.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

For all Public Hearings on the agenda, a completed “Request to Speak” form must be filed with the Executive Assistant prior to consideration of that item. 

A person may submit written comments to the Planning Commission before a public hearing or appear in support or opposition to the approval of a project(s). If you challenge a 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.

Beginning Resolution No. 2015-008

1.  Environmental Assessment 2015-0001, Specific Plan 2015-0001 (SP 20052-058, Amendment 1), and Village Use Permit 2015-0001 submitted by Marvin Investments, Inc. proposing the development of Phase One of a mixed-use        project including 40 condominium units and 13,000 square feet of commercial   space on approximately 1.68 acres.  Project: Villas at Old Town – Phase One.  CEQA: exempt from environmental review pursuant to Section 15332 (Class 32) In-Fill Development.  Location: southeast corner of Calle Tampico and Desert Club Drive.

2.  Site Development Permit 2015-0003 (SDP 2013-926, Extension 1) submitted by the La Quinta Housing Authority requesting a first two-year time extension for development plans of 72, one-bedroom apartment units on approximately 4.7 acres of land.  Project: Washington Street Apartments final phase.  CEQA: previously reviewed under Environmental Assessment 2013-627; no further analysis required pursuant to Public Resources Code Section 21166.  Location: southeast corner of Washington Street and Hidden River Road.

BUSINESS SESSION – NONE

COMMISSIONER ITEMS

1.  Report on City Council meetings of August 4 and September 15, 2015.

2.  Vice Chairperson Bettencourt is scheduled to attend the October 6, 2015, City Council meeting.

DIRECTOR’S ITEMS – NONE

ADJOURNMENT

The next regular meeting of the Planning Commission will be held on October 13, 2015, commencing at 7:00 p.m. at the City Hall Council Chambers, 78-495 Calle Tampico, La Quinta, CA  92253.

DECLARATION OF POSTING

I, Monika Radeva, Executive Assistant of the City of La Quinta, do hereby declare that the foregoing Agenda for the La Quinta Planning Commission meeting was posted on the inside of the north entry to the La Quinta Civic Center 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 September 17, 2015.

DATED:           September 16, 2015

MONIKA RADEVA, Executive Assistant
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 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 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 Community 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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