Special Meeting Announcement and Agenda 
Date:      Monday, July 20, 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.      CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARINGS
       
 A.   1007 University Avenue, Consideration of Landmark or Structure of Merit Status (LM #09-40000012)** (Note:  Hard copies of the application were provided to the Commission for the July 2, 2009 meeting.)
·        Status: Nomination of the property as a City of Berkeley Landmark or Structure of Merit.  On May 7, 2009, the Landmarks Preservation Commission initiated the property at 2054 University Avenue and scheduled a public hearing for the LPC meeting on July 2, 2009.   On June 14, the City of Berkeley received the landmark designation application for the property.  On July 2, 2009, the Commission opened the public hearing and continued the item until the July 20, 2009 LPC meeting.     
·        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 application to the LPC meeting on September 3, 2009.  

B.    3332 Adeline Street, Lorin Theater/Phillips Temple, Structural Alteration Permit (LM #09-40000011) (Updated plans will be provided at the LPC meeting in order for the applicant to have time to change the previous proposal.)
·        Status: Structural Alteration Permit application to install new antennas to the rooftop of a designated City of Berkeley Landmark.  On July 2, 2009, the Commission opened and closed the public hearing and continued the item until the July 20, 2009 LPC meeting, provided that the applicant meet with a subcommittee of the LPC.     
·        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: Staff does not have a recommendation at this time.  A subcommittee will meet prior to the July 20, 2009 meeting, and new materials will be provided at the July 20, 2009 meeting.

5.      PUBLIC HEARINGS  
        A.  1326 Allston Way, Corporation Yard, Structural Alteration Permit (LM #09-40000015)**  
·        Status: Structural Alteration Permit application to demolish parts of the interior and southern portions of a designated City of Berkeley Landmark, and to make alterations to restore the building, and to construct an addition on the southern portion. 
·        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.  Additionally, Staff recommends that any further details and/or alterations be brought back to the subcommittee (Olson, Parsons, and Wagley) for direction and approval.  

B.2031 Sixth Street, West Berkeley Children’s Center/Day Nursery, Structural Alteration Permit (LM #09-40000014) and Section 106 review**
·        Status: Structural Alteration Permit application to make alterations and repairs to a designated City of Berkeley Landmark, and to review the project under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.
·        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 Staff suggests that the Landmarks Preservation Commission recommend to the Office of Historic Preservation, under Section 106 review, that the proposed project has “no adverse effect” on the historic property. 

6.      ACTION ITEMS
     
 A.  Chair and Vice Chair Elections
      B.  Approve minutes from June 4, 2009 meeting.**
      C.  Approve minutes from July 2, 2009 meeting.**

7.      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).** 

8.      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).

9.      COMMISSION INFORMATION 
     
 A.  Notice of Decision (NOD) for 740 Heinz Avenue: Demolition Permit** 

10. 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.        2500 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley Bank of Savings and Trust Co., 1923, Louis M. Upton (JK 11/23/05)
Y.         3200 Adeline Street (LE 8-3-06)
Z.         1915 Addison Street (JK 8-3-06)
AA.   2611 Parker Street, Evelyn Ratcliff House
BB.  2212 Fifth Street, Charles Spear House
CC. 1842-1878 Euclid Avenue (CO 9-14-07)
DD. Berkeley High School Campus Historic District (SW 1/3/08)
EE.  2746 Garber Street (SW 3/5/09)
FF.   2124 Vine Street/1500 Walnut Street, Original location of Peet’s Coffee  (CO 3/5/09)
GG.  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

AUP

1124

ADDISON

UP

1909-1915

HASTE

MODUP

1600

SHATTUCK

AUP

3332

ADELINE

AUP

2232

HASTE

AUP

1620

SHATTUCK

UP

7

ALAMO

UP

2501

HASTE

UP

1625

SHATTUCK

AUP

1401

ALLSTON

AUP

1000

HEINZ AVE

MODUP

2181

SHATTUCK

AUP

1340

ARCH

AUP

1345

JOSEPHINE

UP

2213

SHATTUCK

MODUP

122

AVENIDA

AUP

1405

JOSEPHINE

UP

2441

SHATTUCK

UP

2539

BENVENUE

AUP

1009

KEITH

AUP

2721

SHATTUCK

AUP

1845

BERRYMAN

AUP

1144

KEY ROUTE

UP

2598-2600

SHATTUCK

AUP

1117-19

BLAKE

AUP

2727

MARIN

UP

3045

SHATTUCK

MODUP

1

BOLIVAR

AUP

1319

MCGEE AVENUE

UP

3045

SHATTUCK

AUP

1540

BONITA

AUP

1505

MCGEE AVENUE

UP

1655

SOLANO AVE

UP

2587

BUENA VISTA

AUP

1739

MCGEE AVENUE

UP

1760

SOLANO AVE

AUP

2750

BUENA VISTA

UP

2101

MILVIA

AUP

1825

SOLANO AVE

UP

2307-09

CALIFORNIA

UP

1624

MLK JR WAY

UP

1861

SOLANO AVE

AUP

2605

CALIFORNIA

UP

1930

MLK JR WAY

AUP

925

SPRUCE ST

UP

917

CAMELIA

UP

2109

MLK JR WAY

AUP

2412

STUART

AUP

1113

CHANNING

UP

1923

NINTH

VAR/UP

2312

TELEGRAPH

AUP

2023

CHANNING

UP

2010

NINTH

UP

2525

TELEGRAPH

AUP

778

CONTRA COSTA

AUP

83

NORTHGATE

UP

3001

TELEGRAPH

AUP

1006

CRESTON

AUP

1479

OLYMPUS

UP

1818

TENTH

AUP

2414

DANA

MODUP

1301

OXFORD

UP

530

THE ALAMEDA

AUP

3026

DEAKIN

UP

2200

OXFORD

UP

700

UNIVERSITY

AUP

2030

DEL NORTE

UP

1403

PARKER

AUP

1581

UNIVERSITY

UP

2004-06

DELAWARE ST

AUP

652

PERALTA

MODUP

1960

UNIVERSITY

AUP

2942

DOMINGO

AUP

2025

PRINCE

MODUP

2030-36

UNIVERSITY

AUP

2244

DWIGHT WAY

AUP

46

ROANOKE

MODUP

2050

UNIVERSITY

AUP

2343

DWIGHT WAY

AUP

35

ROCK LANE

UP

2151

VINE

UP

2506

DWIGHT WAY

UP

2707

ROSE

AUP

955

VIRGINIA

AUP

3001

DWIGHT WAY

UP

2436

SACRAMENTO

AUP

1505

VIRGINIA

UP

793

EUCLID

AUP

1735

SAN LORENZO

UP

2573

VIRGINIA

AUP

1854-78

EUCLID

UP

1659

SAN PABLO

AUP

2573

VIRGINIA

AUP

2332

FIFTH

UP

2049

SAN PABLO

AUP

2224

WARD

MODUP

2220-2220

FOURTH

MODUP

2600

SAN PABLO

UP

656

WOODMONT

UP

1302

GILMAN

AUP

731

SANTA BARBARA

UP

2022

WOOLSEY

AUP

3022

HARPER

MODUP

1513

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.