LANDMARKS PRESERVATION COMMISSION

Meeting Announcement and Agenda
Date: Thursday, June 4, 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: 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, Gary Parsons (Vice Chair), Antoinette Pietras, 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.      PRESENTATIONS
         
A. University of California-Berkeley, Anna Head Building, Student Housing Project**
               Presentation on a planning phase campus project at a designated City of Berkeley Landmark. 

5.      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.  On May 7, 2009, the LPC moved the item to the consent calendar and voted to continue the public hearing to the LPC meeting on June 4, 2009.   
·        LPO Applicability: The LPO requires the LPC to evaluate the nomination against the criteria contained in Section 3.24.110. 
·        Staff Recommendation: There is no Staff recommendation.

6.      PROJECT REFERRAL
       
A.  2109 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, (UP #09-10000031)**
·        Status: Use permit application to establish a “teen center” and administrative offices for the YMCA, within an existing 2-story building last used as a PG&E payment center; project includes a 3rd story addition.
·        The building is adjacent to the Civic Center Historic District.  In the Downtown District, the Zoning Adjustments Board has a policy that requires referral of discretionary projects that are adjacent to designated landmarks to the LPC for review and the submittal of advisory comments to the ZAB.
·        Staff Recommendation: Staff requests that the LPC provide comments on the proposed project’s relationship to the Civic Center district for the ZAB’s consideration. Staff will also forward these comments to the Design Review Committee.

7.      ACTION ITEMS
        
 A. Cancel the August 6, 2009 LPC meeting.
         B. Approve minutes from April 2, 2009 meeting.**
         C. Approve minutes from May 7, 2009 meeting.**

8.      DISCUSSION ITEMS
       
 A. 740 Heinz Avenue joint LPC-ZAB Special Meeting July 2, 2009; LPC discussion on process.
        B. Subcommittee Discussion – to establish procedures and practices for LPC Subcommittees**
        C. Chair Report.
        D. Staff Report.
        E. 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. Notice of Decision (NOD) for 2947-53 College Avenue: Structural Alteration Permit.** 
       
 B. Notice of Decision (NOD) for 2395 Piedmont Avenue: Structural Alteration Permit.** 
        C. Letter from Judy Porta on behalf of the Friends of First Church.**

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)

 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

AUP

1009

KEITH

AUP

889

SANTA BARBARA

AUP

2747

ALCATRAZ

AUP

1144

KEY ROUTE

MODUP

1513

SHATTUCK

AUP

1340

ARCH

AUP

2223

MARIN

MODUP

1600

SHATTUCK

MODUP

1200

ASHBY AVE

MODUP

2615

MARIN

AUP

1620

SHATTUCK

MODUP

122

AVENIDA

AUP

2727

MARIN

UP

1625

SHATTUCK

UP

2539

BENVENUE

AUP

1319

MCGEE AVENUE

MODUP

2181

SHATTUCK

AUP

1845

BERRYMAN

AUP

1505

MCGEE AVENUE

UP

2441

SHATTUCK

AUP

2040

BERRYMAN

AUP

1739

MCGEE AVENUE

AUP

2721

SHATTUCK

UP

1

BOLIVAR

UP

2101

MILVIA

UP

2598-2600

SHATTUCK

MODUP

1

BOLIVAR

UP

1624

MLK JR WAY

UP

3045

SHATTUCK

UP

2587

BUENA VISTA

UP

1930

MLK JR WAY

UP

1539

SOLANO AVE

AUP

2225

CALIFORNIA

UP

2109

MLK JR WAY

UP

1655

SOLANO AVE

UP

2307-09

CALIFORNIA

AUP

2820

MLK JR WAY

AUP

1760

SOLANO AVE

AUP

2605

CALIFORNIA

UP

1923

NINTH

AUP

1825

SOLANO AVE

UP

917

CAMELIA

UP

2010

NINTH

UP

1861

SOLANO AVE

AUP

1113

CHANNING

AUP

68

NORTHAMPTON

AUP

925

SPRUCE ST

AUP

2023

CHANNING

AUP

83

NORTHGATE

AUP

1320

SUMMIT

AUP

778

CONTRA COSTA

AUP

1479

OLYMPUS

AUP

2556

TELEGRAPH

AUP

1006

CRESTON

MODUP

1301

OXFORD

UP

3001

TELEGRAPH

AUP

1706

DELAWARE ST

AUP

978

PAGE

UP

1818

TENTH

AUP

2004-06

DELAWARE ST

UP

1403

PARKER

AUP

2546

TENTH

AUP

2343

DWIGHT WAY

AUP

1439

PARKER

UP

530

THE ALAMEDA

UP

2506

DWIGHT WAY

AUP

652

PERALTA

UP

700

UNIVERSITY

AUP

3001

DWIGHT WAY

AUP

1

PLAZA, The

AUP

1109

UNIVERSITY

UP

793

EUCLID

AUP

2025

PRINCE

AUP

1581

UNIVERSITY

UP

1828

EUCLID

AUP

977

REGAL

AUP

1952

UNIVERSITY

AUP

1854-78

EUCLID

AUP

46

ROANOKE

MODUP

2030-36

UNIVERSITY

UP

1854-78

EUCLID

AUP

2240

ROOSEVELT

MODUP

2050

UNIVERSITY

AUP

1219

EVELYN

UP

2707

ROSE

UP

2151

VINE

AUP

2332

FIFTH

AUP

2512

RUSSELL

AUP

955

VIRGINIA

UP

1302

GILMAN

UP

2436

SACRAMENTO

AUP

563

VISTAMONT

UP

1909-1915

HASTE

UP

3240

SACRAMENTO

AUP

2224

WARD

AUP

2232

HASTE

AUP

1735

SAN LORENZO

UP

656

WOODMONT

UP

2501

HASTE

UP

1659

SAN PABLO

UP

2022

WOOLSEY

AUP

1404

HEARST

UP

2049

SAN PABLO

 

 

 

UP

740

HEINZ AVE

MODUP

2600

SAN PABLO

 

 

 

MODUP

1640

HOPKINS

AUP

815

SAN LUIS

 

 

 

AUP

1405

JOSEPHINE

AUP

731

SANTA BARBARA

 

 

 

 

 

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.