AGENDA
DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE MEETING

Thursday June 17, 2010 AT 7:00 PM
NORTH BERKELEY SENIOR CENTER
1901 HEARST AVENUE, Workshop B
Berkeley, CA 94704
Wheelchair Accessible

PUBLIC INFORMATION

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.

clip_image001.jpgThis 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 981-6342 (V) or 981-6345 (TDD) at least three business days before the
meeting date.  Please refrain from wearing scented products to this meeting.

For Communications information and Legal Notice Concerning Your Legal Rights, please refer to
the last page of this Agenda.

Meetings must adjourn by midnight, when room reservations expire. Please exit promptly.

AGENDA
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)
  Adam Woltag (Appointed by 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 a
speaker 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: Secretary of
the Committee, Anne Burns, (510) 981-7410, 2120 Milvia Street.

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, July 15, 2010.
 

IV. PROJECTS

1. 1828 EUCLID AVENUE [between Ridge and Hearst] (FDR#10-30000032): Final Design Review
of
a tenant improvement placing a restaurant facility (per Use Permit #08-10000114) within an existing
commercial space of 2,872 sq. ft. Improvements include modified entries and structural reinforcement for the
ground floor of the entire building.

2. 1499 UNIVERSITY AVENUE [at Sacramento] (DR#10-30000018): Preliminary Design Review of a
new 16,738 sq. ft. hotel with a 6,289 sq. ft. garage on a vacant site. The hotel will comprise 3 stories with 38
hotel rooms, Manager’s office and apartment, hotel lobby, off-street parking, bicycle racks, and roof terrace.

V. DISCUSSION ITEMS

            Final Design Review Process – color and construction detail review

VI. COMMUNICATIONS
           Bayer’s 17th Annual Report on the Status of the Development Agreement Recent buildings
           in Berkeley – best practices

VII. BUSINESS MATTERS
 
           Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes
                   A. Minutes from 05/20/2010 DRC Meeting
                        Recommendation: Approve Minutes

VIII. ADJOURN (by 11:15 pm)
 
COMMUNICATIONS

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.

LEGAL NOTICE CONCERNING YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS

If you object to a decision by the Design Review Committee, the following requirements and restrictions
apply:
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 be barred.
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 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.