LANDMARKS PRESERVATION COMMISSION
MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT AND AGENDA

Date:      Thursday, October 1, 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:
-          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 (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
A.   CONSENT CALENDAR (LPC consideration of routine or non-controversial projects)

4.    CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARINGS

5.    PUBLIC HEARINGS  
A.   2031 Sixth Street, Structural Alteration Permit (LM #09-40000018)**         
         Status: Structural Alteration Permit application to allow 3-story addition to a designated City of Berkeley Landmark, known as the West Berkeley Children’s Center/Day Nursery
         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.   1512 La Loma Avenue, Structural Alteration Permit (LM #09-40000022) and Mills Act Contract Review**
·         Status: Structural Alteration Permit application to demolish a garage and replace it with a habitable accessory building; Review of Mills Act contract
·         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: Comment on the proposed application and Mills Act contract.

C.   2295 Shattuck Avenue, Structural Alteration Permit (LM #09-40000020)**
·         Status: Structural Alteration Permit application to replace signage 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

6.    Section 106 Consultation  - NONE

7.    PROJECT REFERRAL
A.   2210 Harold Way, (DR #09-30000051)**
·         Status: Design Review application to expand modify an awning and front façade of an existing building located between two City Landmarks .
·         Staff Recommendation: Staff requests that the Landmarks Preservation Commission provide direction on the proposed design with regard to the two adjacent Landmarks.  

8.    ACTION ITEMS
A.   Approve minutes from September 3, 2009 meeting.**

 9.    DISCUSSION ITEMS
A.   Chair Report.
B.   Staff Report.
·         Shattuck Hotel Update
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).**
·         2300 Shattuck Avenue: CVS/Pharmacy Signage
·         Branch Library Projects

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).

11. COMMISSION INFORMATION 
A.   Notice of Decision (NOD) for 2054 University Avenue**
B.   Notice of Decision (NOD) for 1500 Shattuck Avenue**
C.   Notice of Decision (NOD) for 2236 Shattuck Avenue: Structural Alteration Permit**
D.   Correspondence from Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association
E.  
 Correspondence from Friends of First Church, Berkeley
F.    Correspondence from Bexton Associates re: 1770 La Loma Avenue  

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.
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)
HH. 2727 Marin Avenue (CO 7/20/09)
II.      2600 Bancroft, YWCA (CO 9/3/09)

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

 SEE ATTACHED TABLE OF LAND USE PLANNING CURRENT PROJECTS, COPIED FROM CITY’S WEB SITE BELOW

http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/uploadedFiles/Planning_and_Development/Level_3_-_ZAB/LU%20Projects(1).pdf 

13. 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.