Meeting Announcement and Agenda 
Date: Thursday, December 4, 2008
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place:  North Berkeley Senior Center, 1901 Hearst Avenue
 Main Room

The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) packet is available for review at the Berkeley Main Public Library at 2090 Kittredge Street and at the Permit Service Center at 2120 Milvia Street.

This meeting is being held in a wheelchair accessible location.

To request a disability-related accommodation(s) to participate in the meeting, including auxiliary aids or services, please contact the Disability Services Specialist at (510) 981-6346 (V) or (510) 981-7075 (TDD) at least three business days before the meeting date.

Contact person: Terry Blount, AICP, Landmarks Preservation Commission Secretary, (510) 981-7429.

Initiation of Landmark or Structure of Merit designation lies within the range of action to be considered on each structure or property appearing at any place on the agenda.

Due to the length of the LPC agenda, a Consent Calendar may be used to approve certain applications and actions at one time. The Consent Calendar may include:
                 -Routine business such as approval of minutes and items proposed for continuance.
                 -Public hearings on structural alteration permits that are apparently non-controversial, on which
                  no adverse comment has been received, and for which no speaker cards have been turned in
                  and nopersons  wishing  to speak are present.

The Commission may place items on the Consent Calendar during Agenda Changes.  Anyone present who wishes to speak on an item should raise his or her hand at that time and advise the Chairperson, and the item will be pulled.  Any applicant, member of the audience, or Landmarks Preservation Commissioner may require that an item not be placed on the Consent Calendar to allow for discussion and testimony (if currently posted for public hearing).

Please refrain from wearing scented products to this meeting. 

The Landmarks Preservation Commission consists of nine members appointed by the City Council: Patricia Cruse, Robert Johnson, Miriam Ng, Carrie Olson, Fran Packard, Gary Parsons (Vice Chair), Anne Wagley, Steven Winkel (Chair), and one vacancy.

Please submit written comments in advance of the meeting to the greatest extent possible so that comments can be distributed to the Commissioners in the agenda packet.  Commissioners do not have an opportunity to read materials handed out at the meeting.  Please submit any material for distribution to the LPC Secretary by Wednesday the week prior to the meeting.

1. ROLL CALL

2. PUBLIC COMMENT (Limit: 3 minutes per person; 5 minutes per organization)

3. AGENDA CHANGES
A. CONSENT CALENDAR (LPC consideration of routine or non-controversial projects)

4. NEW PUBLIC HEARINGS
A. 1770 La Loma Avenue, Phi Kappa Psi Chapter House, Structural Alteration Permit (LM #08-40000008)**
· Status: Structural Alteration Permit application to replace non-historic windows and to add a roof to cover the entryway of a designated City of Berkeley Landmark.
· LPO Applicability: LPO Section 3.24.060.C requires the LPC to evaluate the project against the review standards and criteria contained in Section 3.24.260.
· Staff Recommendation: Approve the application. 
B. 2314 Dwight Way, Judge Benjamin Ferris House, Structural Alteration Permit (LM #08-40000009)**
· Status: Structural Alteration Permit application to make alterations to the exterior of the basement level of a designated City of Berkeley Landmark.
· LPO Applicability: LPO Section 3.24.060.C requires the LPC to evaluate the project against the review standards and criteria contained in Section 3.24.260.
· Staff Recommendation: Approve the application. 

5. ACTION ITEMS
A.771 San Diego Road, Nomination of the Donald and Helen Olsen House to the National Register of Historic Places**
· Status: Staff received a nomination of the Donald and Helen Olsen House to the National Register of Historic Places on November 25, 2008.  Because the City of Berkeley is a Certified Local Government the City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission has been asked to prepare a report as to whether or not the property, in its opinion, meets the criteria for the National Register.
· Staff Recommendation: Review the nomination and decide whether or not the property, in the LPC’s opinion, meets the criteria for the National Register.
B. Cancel the January 1, 2009 LPC meeting because of the conflict with a City holiday and not reschedule it due to a lack of agenda items.
C. Approve minutes from November 6, 2008 meeting.** 

6. DISCUSSION ITEMS
A.
 Chair Report.
B. Staff Report.
C.Opportunity for Commissioner comment on status of projects for which the LPC has established a subcommittee or liaison (Note: Site will come off the subcommittee list upon approval of a Certificate of Occupancy).**

7. OTHER MATTERS
Commissioners may comment on other matters and ask for additional discussion to be scheduled on a future agenda (per the Brown Act, no deliberation or final LPC action may be taken).

8. COMMISSION INFORMATION 
A. Memo from City Attorney regarding LPC review authority over sites where the historic resource has been demolished.**
B.
 Notice of Decision (NOD) for 2350 Shattuck Avenue: Structural Alteration Permit.**
C. Notice of Decision (NOD) for 2901 Channing Way: Structural Alteration Permit.**
 
9. POTENTIAL INITIATIONS (Commissioner Initials and Date Added)
Staff recomends that any potential initiation over one year old be removed from this list because of an apparent lack of interest or urgency.  Any address so removed could be added to this list at a later date if necessary.
A. Berkeley Pier and Waterfront (7/13/98)
B. 2020-2026 Addison Street - Stadium Garage (11/2/98)
C. 2237 Shattuck Avenue (11/2/98)
D. 2522 Warring Street (11/2/98)
E. 2523 Piedmont Avenue (11/2/98)
F. 2725 Dwight Way (1/4/99)
G. 2016 Seventh Street (1/4/99)
H. 2539 Fulton Street (1/4/99)
I. 2362 Bancroft Way-Trinity United Methodist Church (3/1/99)
J. 2505 Dwight Way (LE 6/7/99)
K. 2510 Durant Avenue - Store, Walter H. Ratcliff, Jr., Architect (LE 6/7/99)
L. 2600 Haste Street - Vedanta Society Church, Gutterson, Architect (LE 6/7/99)
M. 2601 Durant Avenue - Christian Science Society of UC, Gutterson, Architect (LE 6/7/99)
N. 2647 Durant Avenue (LE 6/7/99)
O. 1201 6th Street- Arcieri Dairy (LE 7/12/99)
P. Berkeley High School, Building C, 1920; W. C. Hayes (LE 9/13/99)
Q. Upland Path (RK 1/3/00)
R. John Galen Howard Power Station, UC Campus (CO 4/3/00)
S. McCauley Foundry at Carleton and 7th Streets (4/3/00)
T. UC Storage Station, James Plachek, Architect (4/3/00)
U. “Kittredge Street Historic District" - 2124 Kittredge Street (Elder House and storefront), 2138 Kittredge (Fitzpatrick House and storefront), and 2117 Kittredge Street (A.H. Broad House and storefront) (JK 11/5/2001)
V. 2800 Block of Staten Street (LE 3/4/02)
W. 935 Grayson Street (7/1/02)
X. 2132 Haste Street (LE 9/4/02)
Y. 962, 964, 966, 968 & 970 Euclid Avenue (JK 10/1/04)
Z. 2046 Vine Street/1500 Shattuck Avenue (RJ 5-19-05)
AA. 2500 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley Bank of Savings and Trust Co., 1923, Louis M. Upton (JK 11/23/05)
BB. 3200 Adeline Street (LE 8-3-06)
CC. 1915 Addison Street (JK 8-3-06)
DD. 2525-29 Telegraph Avenue (LE 10-5-06)
EE. 2611 Parker Street, Evelyn Ratcliff House
FF. 2212 Fifth Street, Charles Spear House
GG. 1842-1878 Euclid Avenue (CO 9-14-07)
HH. Berkeley High School Campus Historic District (SW 1/3/08)

10. LIST OF PERMIT SITES WHICH MAY BE INITIATED BY THE LPC, PROVIDED AS PART OF THE LPC AGENDA IN COMPLIANCE WITH BMC SECTION 23B.24.030.B
For each property below, there is a pending application for a Use Permit with Public Hearing, an Administrative Use Permit, or a Variance currently under review.  The list below is limited to the addresses only.  Properties in bold have been added to the list since the last LPC meeting.  For additional information about applications, please contact the Planning and Development Department, 981-7410. 

PERMIT STREET ADDRESS PERMIT STREET ADDRESS PERMIT STREET ADDRESS
UP 651 ADDISON UP 2501 HASTE AUP 620 SPRUCE ST
UP 7 ALAMO  UP 740 HEINZ AVE AUP 925 SPRUCE ST
 2116 ALLSTON WAY MODUP 1640 HOPKINS AUP 1527-29 SPRUCE ST
UP 1200 ASHBY AVE AUP 457 KENTUCKY MODAUP 1498 SUMMIT ROAD
AUP 1537 ASHBY AVE AUP 1144 KEY ROUTE AUP 35 TAMALPAIS
MODUP 2398 BANCROFT WAY AUP 1505 MCGEE AVENUE AUP 2556 TELEGRAPH
UP 2539 BENVENUE AUP 1739 MCGEE AVENUE AUP 2640 TELEGRAPH
AUP 2114-16 BERKELEY WAY AUP 908 MENDOCINO UP 3001 TELEGRAPH
UP 29 BONNIE LANE AUP 1165 MILLER AUP 1198 TENTH
MODAUP 137 BRET HARTE ROAD UP 1624 MLK JR WAY UP 1326 TENTH
 2750 BUENA VISTA UP 1923 NINTH  UP 1818 TENTH
UP 2307-09 CALIFORNIA UP 2010 NINTH  UP 2514 TENTH
AUP 1311 CARLOTTA UP 2125 NINTH  AUP 2808 TENTH
AUP 1128 CEDAR MODUP 1301 OXFORD UP 530 THE ALAMEDA
MODUP 2949 COLLEGE AUP 1001 PAGE  AUP 705 THE ALAMEDA
AUP 778 CONTRA COSTA AUP 1001 PAGE  AUP 1988 THOUSAND OAKS
UP 840 DELAWARE ST UP 1403 PARKER AUP 3045 TREMONT
MODAUP 1187 DELAWARE ST AUP 1439 PARKER UP 700 UNIVERSITY
AUP 800 DWIGHT WAY AUP 652 PERALTA MODUP 700 UNIVERSITY
AUP 2314 DWIGHT WAY UP 1911 RUSSELL  MODUP 1048 UNIVERSITY
UP 2343 DWIGHT WAY UP 2436 SACRAMENTO AUP 1808 UNIVERSITY
UP 2506 DWIGHT WAY UP 1960 SAN ANTONIO MODAUP 691 VINCENTE
AUP 3001 DWIGHT WAY AUP 731 SANTA BARBARA AUP 693 VINCENTE
AUP 3122 ETON MODUP 1513 SHATTUCK AUP 2124 VINE
UP 1828 EUCLID UP 1625 SHATTUCK AUP 955 VIRGINIA
AUP 2332 FIFTH UP 1908 SHATTUCK MODAUP 2425 VIRGINIA
AUP 1541 FRANCISCO MODUP 2181 SHATTUCK UP 2573 VIRGINIA
UP 1302 GILMAN UP 2230 SHATTUCK AUP 1326 WALNUT
UP 2810-12 GRANT UP 3126 SHATTUCK UP 1600 WARD
UP 1915 HASTE AUP 1760 SOLANO AVE UP 656 WOODMONT
AUP 2232 HASTE UP 1861 SOLANO AVE UP 2022 WOOLSEY


11. ADJOURN
Room reservation expires at midnight.  The Senior Center employee who monitors the center must be able to close the building by midnight at the latest.  In order to comply with this standard, the meeting must adjourn by 11:45 p.m. to provide time to return the furniture to its original location, pack up meeting materials, and vacate the Senior Center.  Please assist by exiting promptly once the meeting has adjourned.