DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE MEETING-AGENDA
Thursday December 18, 2008 AT 7:00 PM

NORTH BERKELEY SENIOR CENTER1901 HEARST AVENUE, Workshop B
Berkeley, CA 94704

Wheelchair Accessible

PUBLIC INFORMATION

The packet for this (and future) Design Review Committee meeting is available for review at the Berkeley Library main branch at 2090 Kittredge Street.

To request a meeting agenda in large print, Braille, or on cassette, or to request a sign interpreter for the meeting, call the city clerk's office at 981-6900 (voice) or 981-6903 (ttd): at least five (5) working days prior to the meeting in order to ensure availability.

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AGENDA

I. ROLL CALL

II. PUBLIC COMMENTS AND COMMITTEE MEMBER COMMENTS 

The applicant and or their designee will have five to ten minutes to make a presentation of their project to the Committee. The public is also invited to make a public comment if they wish. To do so, you should fill out a speaker card before the meeting starts and give it to the Secretary of the Committee. Please be advised that the Committee may limit the number of speakers and the length of time allowed to each speaker (three minutes is the usual amount of time allowed). The public is also encouraged to submit their comments and or testimony in writing at which time it will become a part of the public record. CONTACT PERSON: Anne Burns, (510) 981-7410.

III. RE-ARRANGEMENT OF AGENDA ORDER

Due to the large volume of projects, and the limited amount of time available to hear each project, the Design Review Committee has the right to re-arrange the order of the agenda in order to accommodate the projects that will not require a lot of time.


The next Design Review Committee meeting will be held on Thursday, January 15, 2009.

IV. PROJECTS

1.740 HEINZ AVENUE [near Southern Pacific Railway] (DR#08-30000068):
  
 Continued Preliminary Design Review of a partial demolition of an existing single-story, 9,600 square foot, City of Berkeley Landmark (the Garr Building or Copra Warehouse) to construct a 4-story, 88,184 square foot building to contain research and development laboratories and pilot manufacturing facilities, with at least 10,000 square feet of warehouse floor area.

2. 1725 UNIVERSITY AVENUE [near McGee]  (DR#08-30000084):
  Final Design Review Modification of a mixed-use building with three stories of residential units over commercial and garage ground floor space.  Proposed modification is for enclosure / screen for existing rooftop mechanical equipment.

V. BUSINESS MATTERS

Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes 
· Minutes from 11/20/2008 DRC Meeting
Recommendation: Approve Minutes 

VI. DISCUSSION ITEMS

Recent buildings in Berkeley – best practices

VII. INFORMATION ITEMS

2009 Meeting Schedule
Bayer 15th Annual Report – Thirty-Year Developmental Agreement

VIII. ADJOURN (by 10:15 pm)