LANDMARKS PRESERVATION COMMISSION
Meeting Announcement and Agenda

Date:      Thursday, November 5, 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.  2 Greenwood Common, Structural Alteration Permit (LM #09-40000021)**· 
        Status: Structural Alteration Permit application to allow voluntary seismic upgrade and, within existing building footprint to excavate present basement area to create additional floor area and to provide identified features, including a new door and skylights.  In December of 2008, a Mills Act contract was approved for the property.
·         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 comment on Mills Act contract compliance.

B.   2600 Bancroft Way, the University YWCA, Consideration of Landmark or Structure of Merit Status (LM #09-40000023)**
·         Status: Nomination of the property as a City of Berkeley Landmark or Structure of Merit.  On October 1, 2009, the LPC initiated the property at 2600 Bancroft and scheduled a public hearing for the LPC meeting on November 5, 2009.  On October 8, 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 a Notice of Decision consistent with the Commission’s determination.

 C.   2525 Telegraph, Remand by City Council of LPC NOD (LM #09-40000004)**
·         Status: On September 22, 2009, the City Council considered the appeal by Ali Eslami, the applicant to overturn or remand the LPC designation of the subject property as a City Landmark.  The City Council affirmed the LPC decision to designate 2525 as a City Landmark and remands the decision to LPC for further consideration of the lightwells as historic amenities to be preserved.
·         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:  Respond to City Council request for further consideration of the lightwells and interior courtyards as features of significance in the NOD.

6.    Section 106 Consultation
          
None

 7.    PROJECT REFERRAL
         
None

8.    ACTION ITEMS
A.   Approve minutes from October 1, 2009 meeting.**

 9.    DISCUSSION ITEMS
A.   Chair Report.
B.   Staff Report.
·         Letter to BRP Properties re: restoration and installation of exterior balconies: draft for review prior to distribution.
·         Subcommittee, Laison Comments: Opportunity for Commissioner comment on status of projects for which the LPC has established a subcommittee or liaison
1.      2300 Shattuck Avenue: CVS/Pharmacy Signage
2.     Branch Library Projects
3.     1512 La Loma

 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).
A.    2598-2600 Shattuck Avenue (Parker Place)
        
Request to LPC for future input on project, including potential designation
         for existing building (Aaron Sage, Senior Planner)

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.   Notice of Decision (NOD) for 2031 Sixth Street: Structural Alteration Permit**
E.   Appeal of Decision for 1007 University Avenue to City Council**
F.    Letter on Balconies for Shattuck Hotel (2086 Allston Way)**
G.   Next Application Deadlines for Preserve America Stewards Program** 

12.  STANDING SUBCOMMITTEES OR LAISON (Note: Site will come off the subcommittee list upon approval of a Certificate of Occupancy) Partial List, In Progress
A.     1512 La Loma (Hall, Ng, Olson, Pietras)
B.     West Berkeley Library (Linville, Ng, Olson, Parsons)
C.   North Berkeley Library (Hall, Johnson, Olson)
D.   Claremont Library (Johnson, Olson)
E.   South Berkeley Library (Linvill, Olson, Parsons)
F.    2947-53 College Avenue-Bolfing’s Elmwood Hardware (Packard, Winkel)
G.   Spring Mansion (Johnson, Olson, Packard, Parsons)
H.   University of California Southeast Quadrant Integrated Projects-SCIP
I.      Certified Local Government (CLG) Grants (Johnson, Olson, Packard)
J.    2086 Allston Way-Shattuck Hotel (Olson, Parsons, Johnson)
K.   2222 Harold Way-Armstrong University (Olson, Parsons)
L.    2750 Adeline Street (Winkel, Olson, Parsons)
M.   Landmarks Preservation Commission Forms (Olson, Johnson, Hall)
N.   2947-53 College Avenue (Hall, Wagley, Winkel)
O.   2001 Allston Way-Downtown YMCA (Hall, Olson, Parsons, Pietras)
P.   1326 Allston Way-Corporation Yard (Olson, Parsons, Wagley)
Q.   Southside Plan Historic Map (Hall, Olson, Winkel)
R.   3332 Adeline Street-Lorin Theater (Hall, Ng, Olson, Parsons)  

13. 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 

14. 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.