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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

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

REGULAR MEETING on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2016 AT 6:00 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 October 25, 2016

PUBLIC HEARING

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. 2016-017

1.  Site Development Permit 2011-920, Extension No. 2, submitted by the La Quinta Housing Authority requesting a two-year extension for the previously approved Washington Street Apartments project.  The proposal is for the rehabilitation of the existing 72 one-bedroom apartment units located on approximately 4.7 acres of land, the construction of 26 new apartment units, and additional common area and facilities improvements.  The project was previously assessed under the adoption of Environmental Assessment 2011-613.  Location: southeast corner of Washington Street and Hidden River Road.

2.  Environmental Assessment 2016-0012 and Zoning Ordinance Amendment 2016-0005 submitted by the City of La Quinta requesting adoption of a resolution recommending that the City Council certify the Village Build-Out Plan Environmental Impact Report (SCH #2015101019) and adopt amendments to Title 9 of the La Quinta Municipal Code relating to the Build-Out Plan for the La Quinta Village, including various development standards associated thereto.  CEQA: the proposed Zoning Code Amendments were identified as a project under the CEQA.  The City prepared an EIR (EA 2016-0012, SCH #2015101019), and has determined that although impacts associated with the project can be mitigated to less than significant levels in most cases, impacts associated with air quality, cultural resources, greenhouse gas emissions and traffic and circulation cannot be mitigated to a less than significant level.  Findings and a state of overriding considerations are proposed.  Location:  generally located east of Eisenhower Drive, west of Washington Street, north of Avenue 52 and south of the La Quinta Evacuation Channel.

CORRESPONDENCE AND WRITTEN MATERIAL - None

COMMISSIONER ITEMS

STAFF ITEMS - None

ADJOURNMENT

The next regular meeting of the Planning Commission will be held on December 13, 2016, commencing at 6:00 p.m. at the City Hall Council Chambers, 78-495 Calle Tampico, La Quinta, CA 92253.

 

DECLARATION OF POSTING

I, Wanda Wise-Latta, 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 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 18, 2016.

DATED:           November 17, 2016

WANDA WISE-LATTA, 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 Secretary 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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