LANDMARKS PRESERVATION COMMISSION
Meeting Announcement and Agenda
Date: Thursday, April 1, 2010
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: North Berkeley Senior Center, 1901 Hearst Avenue
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
6. PUBLIC HEARINGS
A. 1634 Sixty-Second Street (Cheney Cottage), Structural Alteration Permit (LM #10-40000005)**
• Status: Structural Alteration Permit application to relocate a Berkeley City Landmark building from its
original location on the portion of College Avenue now incorporated into the UC Campus to a property
in the City of Berkeley (1634 Sixty-Second Street).
• 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. 1170 The Alameda (North Branch Library), Structural Alteration Permit, (LM #10-40000006)**
• Status: Structural Alteration Permit Application to rehabilitate and expand the North Branch Library
using voter approved bond funds to accommodate various code required improvements, including
seismic retrofit, and to reorganize space in the existing 4,250 square foot landmarked building and
construct a 2,260 square foot addition to serve an expanded services program developed through a
series of planning and outreach meetings with the North Berkeley community.
• 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 initiate review of the proposed modifications
and addtion and provide direction for approval.
7. Section 106 Consultation
8. ACTION ITEMS
A. Approve amended action minutes for March 4, 2010 meeting**
9. DISCUSSION ITEMS
A. Chair Report
B. Staff Report
C. Subcommittee, Liaison Comments: Opportunity for Commissioner comment on status of projects
for which the LPC has established a subcommittee or liaison
1. 2208-2210 Shattuck Avenue sign program
2. 2237 Shattuck Avenue sign program
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).
1. Discussion of proposed new Downtown Area Plan, including Request for Determination
and other action timelines for LPC consideration
2. Claremont Library: Informational Presentation by Library Representatives.
10. COMMISSION INFORMATION
A. Notice of Decision (NOD) for 1007 University Avenue, Designation on remand from City Council, amended
as per LPC comment**
B. Notice of Decision (NOD) for 2208-10 Shattuck Avenue, Structural Alteration Permit**
C. Notice of Decision (NOD) for 2237 Shattuck Avenue, Structural Alteration Permit**
11. STANDING SUBCOMMITTEES OR LIASION (Note: Site will come off the subcommittee list upon
approval of a Certificate of Occupancy) Partial List, In Progress
A. 2208-10 Shattuck Avenue: CO (chair), RJ, CL, MN (for AP)
B. 2237 Shattuck Avenue: GP (chair), MN, CL, AW
C. 2130 Center Street: RJ (chair), CO, GP
D. 1512 La Loma: CO (chair), AH, MN, AP
E. West Berkeley Branch Library: CL (chair), MN, CO, GP
F. North Berkeley Branch Library: AH (chair), RJ, CO
G. Claremont Branch Library: AW (chair), CO, SW
H. South Berkeley Branch Library: CO (chair), CL, GP
I. Spring Mansion: RJ, CO, GP
J. University of California Southeast Quadrant Integrated Projects (SCIP):
K. 2086 Allston Way-Shattuck Hotel (Olson, Parsons, Johnson)
L. 2210 Harold Way: CO (chair), GP
M. 1326 Allston Way (Corporation Yard Building—Ratcliff): Liasion with Public Works, CO, GP, AW
N. 2611 Ashby (Amy and Frederick Corkill House): CO, SW
O. 2086 Allston Way (Shattuck Hotel): CO (chair), RJ, GP
P. 2750 Adeline Street: CO, GP, SW
Q. 2947-53 College Avenue: AH, AW, SW
R. 2001 Allston Way (Downtown YMCA): AH, CO, GP, AP
S. Southside Plan Historic Map: AH, CO, SW
T. 3332 Adeline Street (Lorin Theater): AH, MN, CO, GP
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
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)
13. 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, OR VISIT THE CITY’S WEB SITE
14. 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
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.
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.