Meeting Announcement and Agenda

Date: Thursday, May 7, 2009
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: North Berkeley Senior Center, 1901 Hearst Avenue, Main Room

Please click here for a PDF version of the Agenda

 

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: Alex Amoroso, AICP, Landmarks Preservation Commission Secretary, (510) 981-7520.

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, Christopher Linvill, Miriam Ng, Carrie Olson, Fran Packard, Gary Parsons (Vice Chair), Anne Wagley, Steven Winkel (Chair).

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. PUBLIC REVIEW AND COMMENT

A. 740 Heinz Avenue (UP #05-10000017)** 

  • Public review and comment: Tonight’s meeting is to receive comments on the Draft EIR.
  • Status: The applicant has submitted an application to demolish the existing single-story, 9,600 square foot City of Berkeley Landmark (the Copra Warehouse) to construct a building with 82,000 square feet of research and development laboratories and pilot manufacturing facilities and 10,000 square feet of warehouse floor area and approximately 49 parking spaces in a 25,000 square foot subterranean garage.
  • The City of Berkeley has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Report (Draft EIR) for the proposed 740 Heinz project.  The Draft EIR is available for public review and comment.  The public review and comment period is from Thursday, April 23, 2009 to Monday, June 8, 2009.

5. PUBLIC HEARINGS

A.  2395 Piedmont Avenue, Phi Gamma Delta House, Structural Alteration Permit (LM #09-40000005)** 

  • Status: Structural Alteration Permit application to reconstruct a balcony on the north-west façade 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. 2947-53 College Avenue, Bolfing’s Elmwood Hardware, Structural Alteration Permit (LM #09-40000006)** 

  • Status: Structural Alteration Permit application to make alterations to establish a signage program, and to approve related signs for 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 and recommend that the signage proposal for the fourth tenant, which is currently vacant, be brought back to Staff or a LPC Subcommittee for review and approval.

6. CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARINGS

A. 2525-2529 Telegraph Avenue, Consideration of Landmark or Structure of Merit Status (LM #09-40000004)** 

  • Status: Nomination of the property as a City of Berkeley Landmark or Structure of Merit.  On April 2, 2009, a public hearing was held and the LPC voted to continue the public hearing to the LPC meeting on May 7, 2009.
  • LPO Applicability: The LPO requires the LPC to evaluate the nomination against the criteria contained in Section 3.24.110. 
  • Staff Recommendation: Staff recommends that the Commission continue the public hearing to the Landmarks Preservation Commission meeting on June 4, 2009.

7. ACTION ITEMS

A. 2001 Allston Way, Downtown YMCA – to appoint a subcommittee to review proposed paint colors and provide the applicant with feedback.** 

B. 1326 Allston Way, Corporation Yard Building (Ratcliff Building)

  • Public Works staff has requested to reconstitute the LPC subcommittee, consisting of Anne Wagley, Carrie Olson, and Gary Parsons, to continue providing direction for the proposed project at 1326 Allston Way.

C. Approve minutes from April 2, 2009 meeting.**

8. DISCUSSION ITEMS

A. Southside Plan Historic Resources Map**
B. Chair Report.
C. Staff Report.
D. 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).**

9. 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). 

10. COMMISSION INFORMATION 

A. Certified Local Government 2009 Grant Application.** 

 
11. 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. 2237 Shattuck Avenue (11/2/98)
C. 2522 Warring Street (11/2/98)
D. 2523 Piedmont Avenue (11/2/98)
E. 2725 Dwight Way (1/4/99)
F. 2016 Seventh Street (1/4/99)
G. 2539 Fulton Street (1/4/99)
H. 2362 Bancroft Way-Trinity United Methodist Church (3/1/99)
I. 2505 Dwight Way (LE 6/7/99)
J. 2510 Durant Avenue - Store, Walter H. Ratcliff, Jr., Architect (LE 6/7/99)
K. 2601 Durant Avenue - Christian Science Society of UC, Gutterson, Architect (LE 6/7/99)
L. 2647 Durant Avenue (LE 6/7/99)
M. 1201 6th Street- Arcieri Dairy (LE 7/12/99)
N. Berkeley High School, Building C, 1920; W. C. Hayes (LE 9/13/99)
O. Upland Path (RK 1/3/00)
P. John Galen Howard Power Station, UC Campus (CO 4/3/00)
Q. McCauley Foundry at Carleton and 7th Streets (4/3/00)
R. UC Storage Station, James Plachek, Architect (4/3/00)
S. “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)
T. 2800 Block of Staten Street (LE 3/4/02)
U. 935 Grayson Street (7/1/02)
V. 2132 Haste Street (LE 9/4/02)
W. 962, 964, 966, 968 & 970 Euclid Avenue (JK 10/1/04)
X. 2046 Vine Street/1500 Shattuck Avenue (RJ 5-19-05)
Y. 2500 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley Bank of Savings and Trust Co., 1923, Louis M. Upton (JK 11/23/05)
Z. 3200 Adeline Street (LE 8-3-06)
AA. 1915 Addison Street (JK 8-3-06)
BB.  2611 Parker Street, Evelyn Ratcliff House
CC. 2212 Fifth Street, Charles Spear House
DD. 1842-1878 Euclid Avenue (CO 9-14-07)
EE. Berkeley High School Campus Historic District (SW 1/3/08)
FF. 2746 Garber Street (SW 3/5/09)
GG. 2124 Vine Street/1500 Walnut Street, Original location of Peet’s Coffee (CO 3/5/09)
HH.  U.C. Berkeley Campus, Earl C. Anthony Hall (Pelican Building)
II. 2054 University Avenue (CO 3/23/09)
JJ. 1007 University Avenue (CO 3/23/09)

12. 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

7

ALAMO

MODUP

920

HEINZ AVE

AUP

731

SANTA BARBARA

AUP

2747

ALCATRAZ

MODUP

1640

HOPKINS

MODUP

1513

SHATTUCK

AUP

1115

ARCH

AUP

1009

KEITH

MODUP

1600

SHATTUCK

AUP

1340

ARCH

AUP

1144

KEY ROUTE

AUP

1620

SHATTUCK

MODUP

122

AVENIDA

AUP

2223

MARIN

UP

1625

SHATTUCK

UP

2539

BENVENUE

AUP

2727

MARIN

MODUP

2181

SHATTUCK

AUP

1845

BERRYMAN

AUP

1319

MCGEE AVENUE

UP

2441

SHATTUCK

AUP

2040

BERRYMAN

AUP

1505

MCGEE AVENUE

AUP

2721

SHATTUCK

UP

1

BOLIVAR

AUP

1739

MCGEE AVENUE

UP

2598-2600

SHATTUCK

UP

2587

BUENA VISTA

UP

2101

MILVIA

UP

1539

SOLANO AVE

AUP

2750

BUENA VISTA

AUP

1507

MLK JR WAY

AUP

1760

SOLANO AVE

AUP

2605

CALIFORNIA

UP

1624

MLK JR WAY

UP

1861

SOLANO AVE

UP

2307-09

CALIFORNIA

UP

1930

MLK JR WAY

AUP

180

SOUTHAMPTON

AUP

778

CONTRA COSTA

UP

2109

MLK JR WAY

AUP

925

SPRUCE ST

AUP

1006

CRESTON

AUP

2820

MLK JR WAY

AUP

1320

SUMMIT

AUP

1706

DELAWARE ST

UP

1923

NINTH

AUP

1211

TALBOT

AUP

2004-06

DELAWARE ST

UP

2010

NINTH

AUP

2556

TELEGRAPH

UP

2343

DWIGHT WAY

AUP

68

NORTHAMPTON

UP

3001

TELEGRAPH

AUP

2343

DWIGHT WAY

AUP

83

NORTHGATE

UP

1818

TENTH

UP

2506

DWIGHT WAY

MODUP

1301

OXFORD

UP

530

THE ALAMEDA

AUP

3001

DWIGHT WAY

UP

1403

PARKER

AUP

1103

THE ALAMEDA

UP

793

EUCLID

AUP

1439

PARKER

UP

700

UNIVERSITY

UP

1828

EUCLID

AUP

652

PERALTA

MODUP

700

UNIVERSITY

AUP

1854-78

EUCLID

AUP

1

PLAZA, The

AUP

901

UNIVERSITY

UP

1854-78

EUCLID

AUP

977

REGAL

VAR

1222

UNIVERSITY

AUP

1219

EVELYN

AUP

46

ROANOKE

AUP

1952

UNIVERSITY

AUP

2332

FIFTH

AUP

2240

ROOSEVELT

AUP

1995

UNIVERSITY

AUP

1417

FOURTH

UP

2436

SACRAMENTO

MODUP

2050

UNIVERSITY

UP

1302

GILMAN

UP

3240

SACRAMENTO

UP

2151

VINE

AUP

2232

HASTE

AUP

1735

SAN LORENZO

AUP

955

VIRGINIA

UP

2501

HASTE

UP

1659

SAN PABLO

UP

2573

VIRGINIA

UP

1909-1915

HASTE

UP

2049

SAN PABLO

AUP

563

VISTAMONT

AUP

1404

HEARST

MODUP

2600

SAN PABLO

UP

656

WOODMONT

UP

740

HEINZ AVE

AUP

815

SAN LUIS

 

 

 

12. 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.

**Indicates that the Landmarks Preservation Commission received documents (notices of decision, staff reports, application materials or correspondence) as part of the packet that was delivered prior to this meeting.

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