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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

DECEMBER 11, 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 2007-047
Beginning Minute Motion 2007-018

I. CALL TO ORDER

A. Pledge of Allegiance
B. 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

Approval of the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of November 27, 2007. 



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……………….. CONTINUED – SITE DEVELOPMENT PERMIT 2007-895
Applicant…………. K. Hovnanian Homes
Location………….. Northwest corner of Monroe Street and Avenue 58.
Request…………… Consideration of architectural and landscaping plans for three prototypical residential plans for use in Tract 30092 (Piazza Serena).
Action ……………. Minute Motion 2007-___


B. Item……………….. CONTINUED – SITE DEVELOPMENT PERMIT 2007-896
Applicant…………. Coachella Valley Recreation and Park District (CVRPD)
Location………….. Southeast quadrant of Jefferson Street and Avenue 58 (on Bureau of Reclamation property).
Request…………… Consideration of Phase 1 (6.2 acres of 253 total acres) Development Plans (Passive Public Park, Trails, and Interpretive Center) for the “Coral Mountain Discovery Park.”
Action ……………. Resolution 2007-___

C. Item……………….. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT 2007-110
Applicant…………. Cody Murphy, LLC
Location………….. 79-215 Corporate Centre Drive; Southeast corner of Corporate Centre Drive and Commerce Court.
Request…………… Consideration of a Conditional Use Permit for the on-site overnight storage of a blood collection vehicle for the Blood Bank of San Bernardino and Riverside Counties.
Action ……………. Resolution 2007-___


D. Item……..……….. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT 2007-107
Applicant…………. Reverend Mark Byers
Episcopal Church of the Apostles
Location………….. 47-110 Washington Street, Suite 100
Southeast corner of Washington Street and Avenue 47
Request ………….. Consideration of a Conditional Use Permit for a church to occupy an approximately 3,000 square foot tenant space within an existing commercial office building.
Action…………….. Resolution 2007-_____

E. Item……………….. SIGN PROGRAM 2006-1034
Applicant…………. Komar Investments, LLC
Location………….. South of Highway 111 and east and west of Depot Drive.
Request…………… Consideration of a Proposed Sign Program for permanent business identification signage and two monument signs for Komar Desert Center.
Action ……………. Resolution 2007-___

F. Item……………….. ZONING ORDINANCE AMENDMENT 2007-093
Applicant…………. City of La Quinta
Location………….. City-wide.
Request…………… Consideration of an Amendment to the La Quinta Municipal Code Title 8, Chapter 13, updating the City’s Water-Efficient Landscaping Ordinance.
Action ……………. Resolution 2007-___

VI. BUSINESS ITEM: None

VII. CORRESPONDENCE AND WRITTEN MATERIAL: None

VIII. COMMISSIONER ITEMS:

A. Review of City Council meeting of December 4, 2007.

IX. ADJOURNMENT:

This meeting of the Planning Commission will be adjourned to a Regular Meeting to be held on January 8, 2008, at 7:00 p.m.



DECLARATION OF POSTING

I, Betty J. Sawyer, Management Assistant of the City of La Quinta, do hereby declare that the foregoing Agenda for the La Quinta Planning Commission meeting of Tuesday, December 11, 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 Wednesday, December 7, 2007.

DATED: December 7, 2007



BETTY J. SAWYER, Management 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 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 materials 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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