Saturday, Dec. 5, Escena neighborhood Organizational meeting, 9 a.m. Vermillion Model Homes at Escena 1425 Passage
Thursday, Dec. 10, ONE-PS meeting, 8 a.m., Fire Training Center, 3000 E. Alejo Road
Thursday, Dec. 10, ONE-PS Neighborhood Formation and Support Committee meeting with a potential new neighborhood organization, 4 p.m., Development Services Conference Room.
If you are not going to be in Saturday’s Festival of Lights Parade, then you certainly want to be curb-side watching it go by! The parade steps off at 5:45 p.m. at Ramon Road and marches north on Palm Canyon Drive to Tamarisk. This fantastic parade features spectacular holiday floats covered in thousands of twinkling lights, a host of high school and middle school marching bands, the arrival of Old St. Nick and 10 giant Macy’s style balloons. For the fifth year in a row, our neighborhood organizations will be escorting the balloons up the parade route to the delight of everyone watching. Make sure to wave and cheer when you see our neighborhood volunteers with their balloons. And thanks to our balloon wranglers from Tahquitz River Estates, Los Compadres, Indian Canyons, Racquet Club Estates, Sunmor, Sunrise Park, Sonora Sunrise, Movie Colony East, El Mirador and Desert Park Estates. We will have more than 90 volunteers walking with the balloons this year. Big balloons, big parade, big fun!
Also, make sure to look for the Mountain Gate Neighborhood Organization’s float toward the end of the parade. Mountain Gate started off as balloon wrangles our first year, then stepped up the following year and entered a float! This is now their fourth year with a float in the parade. Good job, Mountain Gate!
The City is providing a seating area for persons with disabilities at Amado Road and North Palm Canyon Drive on the east side of the street. The seating will be in front of the bleacher section. Disability access parking will be available on Amado Road between Indian Canyon and Palm Canyon Drives. Drivers will need to have disabled parking placards or disabled license plates to park in this designated area. Reservations for accessible seating will not be taken, it is on a first-come, first-serve basis on parade day in the designated reserved area.
The City also will be providing an American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreter at the main stage located on Amado Road on the west side of North Palm Canyon Drive.
Road closure associated with the parade include:
• Palm Canyon Drive from Ramon Road to Sunny Dunes Road will be closed beginning at 1 p.m. for pre-stage.
• Ramon Road between Palm Canyon Drive and Belardo Road will be closed beginning at 1 p.m. for pre-stage
• Palm Canyon Drive from Ramon Road to Tachevah Road will be closed by 3 p.m. until approximately 9:30 p.m. for the parade route and post-stage
• Ramon Road from South Calle Encilia to Indian will be closed from 3 to 7 p.m. Southbound traffic will be detoured onto South Camino Real to Sunny Dunes and northbound traffic will be detoured north on Calle Encilia.
Every effort will be made to reopen the streets in a timely manner.
Earlier in the day Saturday, Dec. 5, the Palm Springs Firemen’s Association will present the 9/11 Memorial Unveiling at 10:30 a.m., at Fire Station 2, 300 N. El Cielo Road. The Firemen’s Association was able to secure a piece of steel from the World Trade Center and that steel is now part of a memorial. In addition to the memorial, FDNY Rescue 5 will be on display. The event will be from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Road closures associated with the event:
• El Cielo will be closed just south of the Fire Station from 8 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., but the driveway to the Desert Oasis Health Care complex on the west side of El Cielo will be open.
• Aviation Road will be closed from 8 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.
A flier is attached that you may use to publicize the event.
An informal community forum will be held in the Large Conference Room, Monday, Dec. 7, to talk to City staff about the dog park. The forum will be held from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 5 to 6 p.m. A flier is attached that you may use to publicize the forum.
Thank you to Rosie Vacano, Lisa Brady & Greg Gilman for the work they did on the ONE-PS winter newsletter. I’m attaching the issue in case some of you didn’t receive it.
Also attached is the latest issue of the BUZZ newsletter.
Attached are two public hearing notices for the Dec. 16 City Council meeting.
- The purpose of the hearing is to consider amendments to the Museum Market Plaza Specific Plan, including the following: 1) Changes to the permitted uses for Blocks B, B-1 and E reflecting the relocation of the park; increase the building height allowed on Block B from 16 feet to 40 feet for commercial uses; increase the building height for Block B-1 to 60 feet for commercial and residential uses and 75 feet for hotel uses; 2) Reduce the building height on Block E from 60 feet to 30 feet; 3) Reduce the overall square footage of the project and decrease the number of allowable residential units; 4) Make minor modifications to parking standards; 5) Revise building mass and stepback requirements; and 6) Make other administrative and miscellaneous changes to the text to revise technical statements and reflect the anticipated development pattern of the project. The Specific Plan area covers a site of approximately 20 acres, located at the northwest corner of North Palm Canyon Drive and Tahquitz Canyon Way. The Specific Plan also includes land between Palm Canyon Drive and Indian Canyon Drive, north of Tahquitz Canyon Way and south of Andreas Road.
- A public hearing also will be held to consider the issuance of one (1) cannabis collective or cooperative permit in the City of Palm Springs. The City Council will consider the seven (7) applications submitted and evaluate all materials submitted by the following applicants:
1. Earth Research Labs 752 Vella Rd.
2. PS Patients Collective 923-925 Crossley Rd.
3. The Desert Water Coop 440 El Cielo Rd., #8
4. Southern C’s Inc. 63738 Orr Way
5. Joy of Life Wellness Center 142 Oasis Rd.
6. GTC Care Inc. 3591 N. Del Sol Rd.
7. PS Premiere Care 590 Oleander St.
Here is the link to the agenda for Monday’s Architectural Advisory Committee meeting:
Here is the link to the agenda for Wednesday’s Planning Commission meeting:
See you at the parade Saturday!
Director of Neighborhood and Community Relations
City of Palm Springs
3200 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, Ca. 92262