LANDMARKS PRESERVATION COMMISSION
Meeting Announcement and Agenda

Date:   Thursday, March 4, 2010
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: Gary
Parsons, chair (Capitelli), Carrie Olson, co-chair (Maio), Austene Hall (Arreguin), Robert Johnson
(Wengraf), Christopher Linvill (Anderson), Miriam Ng (Moore), Antoinette Pietras (Mayor Bates), Ann
Wagley (Worthington), and Steve Winkel (Wozniak)

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.

Communications to Berkeley boards, commissions or committees are public record and will become part of
the City’s electronic records, which are accessible through the City’s website.  Please note: e-mail addresses,
names, addresses, and other contact information are not required, but if included in any communication to a
City board, commission or committee, will become part of the public record.  If you do not want your e-mail
address or any other contact information to be made public, you may deliver communications via U.S. Postal
Service or in person to the secretary of the relevant board, commission or committee.  If you do not want your
contact information included in the public record, please do not include that information in your communication. 
Please contact the secretary to the relevant board, commission or committee for further information.


1. ROLL CALL

2. EX-PARTE COMMUNICATIONS: Provide full disclosure on all communications between Commissioners
    and individuals on issues related to agenda items.

3. PUBLIC COMMENT (Limit: 3 minutes per person; 5 minutes per organization)

4. AGENDA CHANGES

5. CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARINGS
          
None

6. PUBLIC HEARINGS 
A. 2208-10 Shattuck Avenue (Shattuck Hotel Building), Structural Alteration Permit (LM #10-40000004)**
• Status:
  Structural Alteration Permit application to provide exterior signage for the Berkeley
   Bike Station tenant space located in two of the ground floor retail bays of the Shattuck Hotel Building.
• LPO Applicability: LPO Section 3.24.060.C requires that the LPC evaluate the project according to
   the review standards and criteria contained in Section 3.24.260.
• Staff Recommendation:  Staff recommends that the LPC approve the project as submitted.

B. 2237 Shattuck Avenue (2231-2237; Brooks Apartments), Structural Alteration Permit (LM #10-0000003)**
• Status:
  Structural Alteration Permit application to replace existing exterior retail signage with
   signage for new retail use and repaint exterior ground floor retail frontage with standard corporate colors.
• LPO Applicability:
    LPO Section 3.24.060.C requires that the LPC evaluate the project according to
   the review standards and criteria contained in Section 3.24.260.
• Staff Recommendation:  Staff recommends that the LPC approve the project subject to identified findings
   and conditions.

C. 1007 University Avenue Landmark Designation (LM #9-40000012) Remand**
• Status:
  Remand by City Council on 12/8/09 of the LPC Landmark Designation of the building at 1007
   University Avenue to review new information submitted by the applicant regarding the association of the
   building with Bernard Maybeck and to modify the designation as appropriate.
  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 association
     with Architect Bernard Maybeck and reconsider the grid-form construction as a feature of significance
      in the NOD.

7. Section 106 Consultation
            None

8. ACTION ITEMS
A.
 Approve amended action minutes for February 4, 2010 meeting** 

9. DISCUSSION ITEMS
A. Chair Report
     1.
  University YWCA
     2.  2707 Rose Street
     3.   Street & Open Space Improvement Plan (SOSIP)

B. Staff Report
     1.
  Marin Circle improvements update

C. Subcommittee, Liaison Comments: Opportunity for Commissioner comment on status of
     projects for which the LPC has established a subcommittee or liaison
     1.  Libraries.

D. 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).
     1Interpretative Plaques for Designated Properties: Representatives David Snippen and
         Robert Kehlmann of the Plaque Project, an all-volunteer, not for profit, 501(c)(3) organization,
         welcome discussion of an approach to get more public attention for landmark properties and sites.
     2. North Branch Library Design Preview: Library Committee presentation and discussion led by
         Donna Corbeil, Director of Library Services.
     3. West Branch Library Informational Presentation:  Library Committee presentation and discussion led
         by Donna Corbeil, Director of Library Services.
     4. 2130 Center Street (Ennor’s Restaurant): Kahn Design Associates to provide information on the
         evolution of the rennovations approved for the Structural Alterations Permit (LM#07-40000024) by
         LPC on 8/7/07.
     5. 2640 Telegraph Avenue:**  Update on ZAB Review of Use Permit #09-1000103 to demolish an
         existing two-story building over 40 years old to facilitate a rennovation project in progress.  The
         appeal period has not closed.  An informational Staff Report is attached.
    6. 2004-06 Delaware Street: Use Permit application (#09-10000052) to add third story and alter 
         existing gable roof on a non-designated building (Wharff residence, 1901).  Letter of concern
         submitted by Daniella Thompson, BAHA, 9/10/09.
     
9.  COMMISSION INFORMATION 
      A. Notice of Decision (NOD) for 2525 Telegraph Avenue, Structural Alteration Permit, amended as per LPC comment**      
      B. Notice of Decision (NOD) for 1512 La Loma Avenue, Structural Alteration Permit**      
      C. Notice of Decision (NOD) for 1730 La Loma Avenue, Structural Alteration Permit**      
      D. Notice of Decision (NOD) for 2232 Haste Street, Structural Alteration Permit**
       E. Notice of Decision (NOD) for 2222 Harold Way, Structural Alteration Permit** 

10. STANDING SUBCOMMITTEES OR LIASION (Note: Site will come off the subcommittee list upon
       approval of a Certificate of Occupancy) Partial List, In Progress
A.   2130 Center Street: RJ (chair), CO, GP
B.   1512 La Loma: CO (chair), AH, MN, AP
C.   West Berkeley Branch Library: CL (chair), MN, CO, GP
D.   North Berkeley Branch Library: AH (chair), RJ, CO
E.   Claremont Branch Library: AW (chair), CO, SW
F.   South Berkeley Branch Library: CO (chair), CL, GP
G.   Spring Mansion: RJ, CO, GP
H.   University of California Southeast Quadrant Integrated Projects (SCIP):
I.     2086 Allston Way-Shattuck Hotel (Olson, Parsons, Johnson)
J.    2210 Harold Way: CO (chair), GP
K.   1326 Allston Way (Corporation Yard Building—Ratcliff): Liasion with Public Works,       CO, GP, AW
L.   2611 Ashby (Amy and Frederick Corkill House): CO, SW
M.   2086 Allston Way (Shattuck Hotel): CO (chair), RJ, GP
N.   2750 Adeline Street: CO, GP, SW
O.   2947-53 College Avenue: AH, AW, SW
P.   2001 Allston Way (Downtown YMCA): AH, CO, GP, AP
Q.   Southside Plan Historic Map: AH, CO, SW
R.   3332 Adeline Street (Lorin Theater): AH, MN, CO, GP
 
 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. 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, Earle 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.  Notice Concerning Legal Rights
If you object to a decision by the Landmarks Preservation Commission to approve or deny a designation or
permit for a project, the following requirements and restrictions apply:

1. You must appeal to the City Council within fourteen (14) days after the Notice of Decision of the action
of the Landmarks Preservation Commission is mailed.  It is your obligation to notify the Current Planning
Division in writing to receive a Notice of Decision when it is completed.
2. Pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure, Section 1094.6(b), no lawsuit challenging a City Council decision 
to deny a permit or variance may be filed more than ninety (90) days after the date the decision becomes  
final, as defined in Code of Civil Procedure, Section 1094.6(b), which has been adopted by the City. Any
lawsuit not filed within that ninety (90) day period will be barred.
3. Pursuant to Government Code, Section 65009(c)(5), no lawsuit challenging a City Council decision to
approve (with or without conditions) a permit or variance may be filed more than ninety (90) days after the
date the decision becomes final, as defined in Code of Civil Procedure, Section 1094.6(b), which has been
adopted by the City.  Any lawsuit not filed within that ninety (90) day period will be barred.
4. If you believe that this decision or any condition attached to it denies you any reasonable economic use of
the subject property, was not sufficiently related to a legitimate public purpose, was not sufficiently proportional
to any impact of the project, or for any other reason constitutes a “taking” of property for public use without just
compensation under the California or United States Constitutions, the following requirements apply:
A. That this belief is a basis of your appeal.
B. Why you believe that the decision or condition constitutes a "taking" of property as set forth above.
C. All evidence and argument in support of your belief that the decision or condition constitutes a “taking” as set forth above.
If you do not do so, you will waive any legal right to claim that your property has been taken, both before the City Council and in court.

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.