Planning and Development Department
Land Use Planning Division
LANDMARKS PRESERVATION COMMISSION

 Meeting Announcement and Agenda 

Date:      Thursday, September 3, 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: Landmarks Preservation Commission Secretary, (510) 981-7410, LPC@ci.berkeley.ca.us.

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:

  1. Routine business such as approval of minutes and items proposed for continuance.
  2. 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 (Vice Chair), Gary Parsons (Chair), Antoinette Pietras, Anne Wagley, Steven Winkel.

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

  • CONSENT CALENDAR (LPC consideration of routine or non-controversial projects)

4. CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARINGS

A. 2054 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, 2009, 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 September 3, 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 open the public hearing, receive public testimony, and based on the written and oral evidence direct staff to return with a Notice of Decision consistent with the Commission’s determination. 

 5. PUBLIC HEARINGS  

A. 1500 Shattuck Avenue (2044 Vine Street), the Capitol Market Building, Consideration of Landmark or Structure of Merit Status (LM #09-40000017)** 

  • Status: Nomination of the property as a City of Berkeley Landmark or Structure of Merit.  On July 2, 2009, the Landmarks Preservation Commission initiated the property at 1500 Walnut  and scheduled a public hearing for the LPC meeting on September 3, 2009.   On August 13, 2009 the City received the landmark designation application for the property. 
    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 open the public hearing, receive public testimony, and based on the written and oral evidence direct staff to return with a Notice of Decision consistent with the Commission’s determination. 

 B. 2300 Shattuck Avenue, Structural Alteration Permit (LM #09-40000003)** 

  • Status: Structural Alteration Permit application to make alterations and repairs (replace the signage) to 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: Staff does not recommend approval of the replacement vertical signage as proposed by the applicant.  Discuss the proposed signage with the applicant and give further direction. 

 C. 2236 Shattuck Avenue, Structural Alteration Permit (LM #09-40000014)**

  • Status: Structural Alteration Permit application to make alterations and repairs (replace the signage) to 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.

 6. Section 106 Consultation

  • 830 University**
  • Status: Section 106 Consultation with Landmarks Preservation Commission regarding renovation of City of Berkeley Public Health Clinic
    LPO Applicability:  LPO Section 3.24.070 establishes the LPC’s authority to carry out, assist, and collaborate in studies and programs designed to identify and evaluate structures, sites, and areas worthy of protection.
  • Staff Recommendation: 1) Receive testimony from the public and provide comments to staff regarding the renovation project’s effect on the historic character of the Public Health Clinic; and 2) receive testimony and comment on the historic evaluation of the Public Health Clinic, and whether or not the property is eligible for the National Register.

 7. PROJECT REFERRAL

  • 2244 Dwight Way, (AUP #09-20000078)**
    • Status: Pending application to expand an existing duplex by constructing a three-story addition at the rear of the subject building.
    • LPO Applicability: The building appears on the State History Resource Inventory.  Staff refers projects with alterations to SHRI-listed properties to the LPC.
    • Staff Recommendation: Staff requests that the Landmarks Preservation Commission determine whether the subject building appears to be eligible for designation as a City Landmark or Structure of Merit and, if so, that it initiate the property for designation.  

8. ACTION ITEMS

 

DISCUSSION ITEMS

  • Chair Report.
  • Staff Report.

A. Establish Subcommittee – 2031 Sixth Street (Lifelong Medical Clinic) 

Staff was unable to prepare a written report prior to the distribution of the agenda packet.  Staff may submit a report to LPC before the 9/3/09 meeting, or simply provide a verbal staff report at the meeting. 

B. Establish SubcommitteeBranch Library Projects**

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).**

10. 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).

Staff will provide the Commission with a brief update regarding the following projects, which may be scheduled for action at an future LPC meeting:

  • 1512 La Loma – Demolition of garage on Landmarked property under Mills Act 
  • Shattuck Hotel –Balconies

11. COMMISSION INFORMATION 

12. 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.

  1. Berkeley Pier and Waterfront (7/13/98)
  2. 2237 Shattuck Avenue (11/2/98)
  3. 2522 Warring Street (11/2/98)
  4. 2523 Piedmont Avenue (11/2/98)
  5. 2725 Dwight Way (1/4/99)
  6. 2016 Seventh Street (1/4/99)
  7. 2539 Fulton Street (1/4/99)
  8. 2362 Bancroft Way-Trinity United Methodist Church (3/1/99)
  9. 2505 Dwight Way (LE 6/7/99)
  10. 2510 Durant Avenue - Store, Walter H. Ratcliff, Jr., Architect (LE 6/7/99)
  11. 2601 Durant Avenue - Christian Science Society of UC, Gutterson, Architect (LE 6/7/99)
  12. 2647 Durant Avenue (LE 6/7/99)
  13. 1201 6th Street- Arcieri Dairy (LE 7/12/99)
  14. Berkeley High School, Building C, 1920; W. C. Hayes (LE 9/13/99)
  15. Upland Path (RK 1/3/00)
  16. John Galen Howard Power Station, UC Campus (CO 4/3/00)
  17. McCauley Foundry at Carleton and 7th Streets (4/3/00)
  18. UC Storage Station, James Plachek, Architect (4/3/00)
  19. “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)
  20. 2800 Block of Staten Street (LE 3/4/02)
  21. 935 Grayson Street (7/1/02)
  22. 2132 Haste Street (LE 9/4/02)
  23. 962, 964, 966, 968 & 970 Euclid Avenue (JK 10/1/04)
  24. BB.  2212 Fifth Street, Charles Spear House
  25. CC. 1842-1878 Euclid Avenue (CO 9-14-07)
  26. DD. Berkeley High School Campus Historic District (SW 1/3/08)
  27. FF.  2124 Vine Street/1500 Walnut Street, Original location of Peet’s Coffee  (CO 3/5/09)
  28. 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 Type

St. #

Street Name

Permit Type

St. #

Street Name

Permit Type

St. #

Street Name

AUP

1124

ADDISON

AUP

2430

FIFTH

UP

2049

SAN PABLO

AUP

3332

ADELINE

MODUP

2200-2220

FOURTH

MODUP

2600

SAN PABLO

UP

7

ALAMO

UP

1302

GILMAN

AUP

731

SANTA BARBARA

AUP

1401

ALLSTON

AUP

3022

HARPER

AUP

2956

SHASTA

UP

1537

ASHBY AVE

AUP

1116

HARRISON

MODUP

1513

SHATTUCK

MODUP

122

AVENIDA

UP

1909-1915

HASTE

UP

1600

SHATTUCK

UP

2680

BANCROFT WAY

AUP

2232

HASTE

UP

1625

SHATTUCK

UP

2539

BENVENUE

UP

2501

HASTE

MODUP

2181

SHATTUCK

AUP

1845

BERRYMAN

AUP

1000

HEINZ AVE

UP

2213

SHATTUCK

MODUP

1

BOLIVAR

UP

1543

HOPKINS

UP

2441

SHATTUCK

AUP

1540

BONITA

AUP

1009

KEITH

AUP

2721

SHATTUCK

UP

2587

BUENA VISTA

AUP

1144

KEY ROUTE

UP

2598-2600

SHATTUCK

AUP

2750

BUENA VISTA

AUP

2727

MARIN

UP

3045

SHATTUCK

UP

2307-09

CALIFORNIA

AUP

1319

MCGEE AVENUE

UP

3045

SHATTUCK

AUP

2605

CALIFORNIA

AUP

1505

MCGEE AVENUE

UP

1655

SOLANO AVE

UP

917

CAMELIA

AUP

1739

MCGEE AVENUE

UP

1760

SOLANO AVE

AUP

1937

CEDAR

AUP

2608

MCGEE AVENUE

MODUP

1760

SOLANO AVE

AUP

2130

CENTER

UP

2101

MILVIA

AUP

1825

SOLANO AVE

AUP

1113

CHANNING

UP

1930

MLK JR WAY

UP

1861

SOLANO AVE

AUP

2023

CHANNING

AUP

630

NEILSON

AUP

925

SPRUCE ST

AUP

1812

CHESTNUT

UP

1923

NINTH

AUP

2412

STUART

AUP

778

CONTRA COSTA

UP

2010

NINTH

AUP

2309

TELEGRAPH

AUP

1006

CRESTON

AUP

83

NORTHGATE

UP

2525

TELEGRAPH

AUP

2414

DANA

MODUP

1301

OXFORD

UP

2565

TELEGRAPH

AUP

3026

DEAKIN

UP

2200

OXFORD

UP

3001

TELEGRAPH

UP

2004-06

DELAWARE ST

UP

1403

PARKER

UP

1818

TENTH

AUP

18

DEL MAR

AUP

1435

PARKER

UP

530

THE ALAMEDA

AUP

2030

DEL NORTE

AUP

652

PERALTA

MODUP

700

UNIVERSITY

AUP

2942

DOMINGO

AUP

2025

PRINCE

UP

1001-1011

UNIVERSITY

AUP

2244

DWIGHT WAY

AUP

35

ROCK LANE

AUP

1101

UNIVERSITY

AUP

2343

DWIGHT WAY

UP

2707

ROSE

MODUP

2050

UNIVERSITY

UP

2506

DWIGHT WAY

UP

2436

SACRAMENTO

UP

2329

VALLEY

UP

793

EUCLID

AUP

1227

SAN PABLO

UP

2151

VINE

AUP

1854-78

EUCLID

AUP

1477

SAN PABLO

AUP

1640

WALNUT

AUP

2332

FIFTH

UP

1659

SAN PABLO

AUP

2224

WARD

 

 

 

 

 

 

UP

656

WOODMONT

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 decisions, staff reports, application materials or correspondence) as part of the packet that was delivered prior to this meeting.