Meeting Announcement and Agenda 
Date: Thursday, February 5, 2009
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 no persons 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: Austene Hall, 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. 2966 College Avenue, Strand (Elmwood) Theatre, Structural Alteration Permit (LM #08-40000013)**
· Status: Structural Alteration Permit application to make alterations to the existing signage and the entrance doors at 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. 2086 Allston Way, Shattuck Hotel, Structural Alteration Permit (LM #09-40000002)**· Status: Structural Alteration Permit application to install signage on the exterior 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. 

C. 771 San Diego Road, Donald and Helen Olsen House, Consideration of Landmark Status (LM #09-40000001)**
· Status: Nomination of the property as a City of Berkeley Landmark.  The property was initiated by a Berkeley resident on behalf of the property owners. 
· LPO Applicability: The LPO requires the LPC to evaluate the nomination against the criteria contained in Section 3.24.110.  
· Staff Recommendation: Approve the nomination and designate the building a City Landmark.

5. ACTION ITEMS
A. 740 Heinz Avenue, Copra Warehouse (Durkee Famous Foods)—the City’s Design Review Committee requests that the LPC (up to three Commissioners) participate in the design review of the proposed project for this site.**
B. Approve minutes from December 4, 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 Staff regarding the proposed project at 740 Heinz Avenue, Copra Warehouse (Durkee Famous Foods), and the roles of the LPC, the Design Review Committee, and the Zoning Adjustments Board, the application process, and the review schedule.**
B. Notice of Decision (NOD) for 2314 Dwight Way: Structural Alteration Permit.**
C. Notice of Decision (NOD) for 1770 La Loma Avenue: Structural Alteration Permit.**
D. Letter from Susan Cerny to the LPC regarding the National Register of Historic Places nomination of the property located at 771 San Diego Road, dated December 14, 2008.**
E. Letter from Wendy Markel to the LPC regarding the entry gates and street markers of the Claremont Court, dated January 1, 2009.**
F. Letter from Mark Gilbert to the LPC regarding the Julia Morgan Young People’s Performing Arts Center located at 2640 College Avenue, dated December 11, 2008.**
G. Letter from Edward Levitch to the LPC regarding 2411 Fifth Street, dated December 19, 2008. **
 
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 UP 2598-2600 SHATTUCK
UP 7 ALAMO  UP 740 HEINZ AVE AUP 2721 SHATTUCK
UP 1200 ASHBY AVE MODUP 1640 HOPKINS MODUP 2996 SHATTUCK
MODUP 122 AVENIDA AUP 1144 KEY ROUTE UP 1539 SOLANO AVE
MODUP 2398 BANCROFT WAY AUP 1505 MCGEE AVENUE AUP 1760 SOLANO AVE
UP 2539 BENVENUE AUP 1739 MCGEE AVENUE UP 1861 SOLANO AVE
AUP 1845 BERRYMAN UP 1624 MLK JR WAY AUP 180 SOUTHAMPTON
UP 1 BOLIVAR UP 2101 MILVIA AUP 620 SPRUCE ST
UP 29 BONNIE LANE UP 1923 NINTH  AUP 925 SPRUCE ST
 2750 BUENA VISTA UP 2010 NINTH  AUP 1527-29 SPRUCE ST
UP 2307-09 CALIFORNIA UP 2125 NINTH  MODAUP 1498 SUMMIT ROAD
AUP 2605 CALIFORNIA MODUP 1301 OXFORD AUP 1675 TACOMA
AUP 778 CONTRA COSTA AUP 1001 PAGE  UP 2395 TELEGRAPH
AUP 978 CRESTON AUP 1001 PAGE  AUP 2556 TELEGRAPH
UP/VAR 840 DELAWARE ST AUP 1110 PARKER UP 3001 TELEGRAPH
MODAUP 1187 DELAWARE ST UP 1403 PARKER AUP 1198 TENTH
AUP 2004-06 DELAWARE ST AUP 1439 PARKER UP 1818 TENTH
AUP 2131 DURANT AUP 652 PERALTA UP 2514 TENTH
UP 2343 DWIGHT WAY AUP 1619 PRINCE AUP 2808 TENTH
UP 2506 DWIGHT WAY AUP 2843 PRINCE UP 530 THE ALAMEDA
AUP 3001 DWIGHT WAY UP 1911 RUSSELL  UP 700 UNIVERSITY
UP 1828 EUCLID UP 2436 SACRAMENTO MODUP 700 UNIVERSITY
AUP 1854-78 EUCLID UP 3240 SACRAMENTO MODUP 1048 UNIVERSITY
AUP 2332 FIFTH UP 1659 SAN PABLO  AUP 2124 VINE
UP 841 FOLGER AUP 2238-40 SAN PABLO  UP 2151 VINE
AUP 1541 FRANCISCO MODUP 2600 SAN PABLO  AUP 955 VIRGINIA
UP 1302 GILMAN AUP 731 SANTA BARBARA UP 2573 VIRGINIA
UP 2810-12 GRANT MODUP 1513 SHATTUCK AUP 563 VISTAMONT
UP 1909-1915 HASTE UP 1625 SHATTUCK AUP 1326 WALNUT
MODUP 1924-28 HASTE MODUP 2181 SHATTUCK UP 656 WOODMONT
AUP 2232 HASTE UP 2230 SHATTUCK   


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.