DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE MEETING
Thursday March 18, 2010 AT 7:00 PM
NORTH BERKELEY SENIOR CENTER
1901 HEARST AVENUE, Workshop B
Berkeley, CA 94704
The packet for this (and future) Design Review Committee meeting is available for review at the Berkeley
Library main branch at 2090 Kittredge Street, or online on the Design Review Committee page under Boards and Commissions.
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meeting, call the city clerk's office at 981-6900 (voice) or 981-6903 (ttd): at least five (5) working days prior to the
meeting in order to ensure availability.
For Communications information and Legal Notice Concerning Your Legal Rights, please refer to
the last page of this Agenda.
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I. ROLL CALL
Jim Goring, Chair (Appointed by Zoning Adjustments Board)
Charles McCulloch, Vice-Chair (Appointed by Zoning Adjustments Board)
Robert Allen (Zoning Adjustments Board)
David Blake (Civic Arts Commission)
Carrie Olson (Landmarks Preservation Commission)
George Williams (Zoning Adjustments Board)
II. PUBLIC COMMENTS AND COMMITTEE MEMBER COMMENTS
The applicant and or their designee will have 5 to 10 minutes to make a presentation of their project to the
Committee. The public is also invited to make a public comment if they wish. To do so, you should fill out aspeaker
card before the meeting starts and give it to the Secretary of the Committee. Please be advised that the Committee
may limit the number of speakers and the length of time allowed to each speaker (3 minutes is the usual amount of
time allowed). The public is also encouraged to submit their comments and or testimony in writing at which time it will
become a part of the public record. CONTACT: Anne Burns, (510) 981-7410.
III. RE-ARRANGEMENT OF AGENDA ORDER
Due to the large volume of projects, and the limited amount of time available to hear each project, the Design
Review Committee has the right to re-arrange the order of the agenda in order to accommodate the projects that will
not require a lot of time.
The next Design Review Committee meeting will be held on Thursday, April 15, 2010.
1. 1725 UNIVERSITY AVENUE [between McGee and Grant] (DR#08- 30000084):
Final Design Review Modification of a mixed-use building with three stories
of residential units over commercial and garage ground floor space. Proposed
modification is for enclosure / screen for existing rooftop mechanical equipment.
2. 1425 HENRY STREET [between Rose and Vine] (DR#09-30000095):
Preliminary Design Review of a renovation and expansion of an existing grocery
store (Safeway). Improvements will include a 17,897 sq. ft. expansion of the floor
area for a new total of 46,147 sq. ft., as well as an on-site parking garage ramp and
new landscaping throughout. Off-site improvements include new street trees and
expanded planting in city right of way.
V. DISCUSSION ITEMS
Downtown Streets & Open Space Improvement Plan (SOSIP)
Recent buildings in Berkeley – best practices
VI. BUSINESS MATTERS
Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes
A. Minutes from 02/18/2010 DRC Meeting
Recommendation: Approve Minutes
VII. ADJOURN (by 11:15 pm)
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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.
LEGAL NOTICE CONCERNING YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS
If you object to a decision by the Design Review Committee, the following requirements and restrictions
1. If you challenge the decision of the City in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or
someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence
delivered to the Design Review Committee at, or prior to, the public hearing.
2. You must appeal to the Zoning Adjustments Board within fourteen (14) days of the date of the action of
the Design Review Committee.
3. Pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure Section 1094.6(b), no lawsuit challenging a City Council decision,
as defined by Code of Civil Procedure Section 1094.6(e), regarding a use permit, variance or other
permit 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). Any lawsuit not filed within that ninety (90) day period will
4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 65009(c)(1), no lawsuit challenging a City Council decision, as
defined by Code of Civil Procedure Section 1094.6(e), regarding a use permit, variance or other permit
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). Any lawsuit not filed within that ninety (90) day period will be barred.
5. Pursuant to Government Code Section 66020(d)(1), notice is hereby given to the applicant that the 90-day
protest period for any fees, dedications, reservations, or other exactions included in any permit approval
begins upon final action by the City, and that any challenge must be filed within this 90-day period.
6. 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
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.