LANDMARKS PRESERVATION COMMISSION
  MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT AND AGENDA


Date:     Thursday, July 1, 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.    

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 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 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.

Contact: Landmarks Preservation Commission Secretary, Jay Claiborne, (510) 981-7410, 2120 Milvia
Street, Berkeley, CA 94704; 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
       A.  Consent Calendar (LPC consideration of routine or non-controversial projects)
       B. Other Changes

5. CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARINGS
     None

6. PUBLIC HEARINGS 
A.2222 Shattuck Avenue (Shattuck Hotel); Structural Alteration Permit (LM #10-40000013)**
• Status:  Structural Alteration Permit to install exterior signage for a new lease tenant in an existing ground
floor commercial storefront in a designated landmark 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 and subject to Title 20 (Sign Ordinance).
• Staff Recommendation:  Approve the project as subject to any identified conditions. 

B. 1085 Ashby Avenue (Heinz Building); Structural Alteration Permit (LM #10-40000008)** 
 Status: Structural Alteration Permit to install exterior signage for a new least tenant in an existing ground
floor commercial storefront in a designated City Landmark 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 and subject to Title 20 (Sign Ordinance).
• Staff Recommendation: Approve the project subject to any identified conditions.

C. 2727 Milvia (Berkeley Iceland); Nomination to the National Register of Historic Places** 
 Status: On May 28, 2010, a nomination report to the National Register of Historic Places for Berkeley
Iceland, prepared by Berkeley historian and planner John English for the Berkeley Architectural Heritage
Association (BAHA), was received by the State Office of Historic Preservation for review.   The notice was
received by the City on June 2, 2010. 
• LPO Applicability: Pursuant to the Certified Local Government (CLG) Agreement between the Office of
Historic Preservation (OHP) and the City of Berkeley, there is a sixty (60) day review and comment period
before the State Historical Resources Commission (SHRC) can take action on a National Register
nomination.  As a CLG under the National Preservation Act of 1966, as amended, the LPC may prepare a
report, including comments for further review on whether or not the property meets the criteria for listing in
the National Register.
• Staff Recommendation: Review and discuss nomination report and prepare comments for submittal to
the State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) no later than July 8, 2080, to allow the SHRC adequate time
for consideration before their meeting on July 30, 2010 in Sacramento.

7. SECTION 106 CONSULTATION
     None

8. ACTION ITEMS
A. Grace North Church Subcommittee: Presentation of expanded maintenance and restoration work
scope by construction manager Jerry Cambra; staff recommendation to establish new LPC subcommittee
for oversight supervision
B. First Church of Christ Scientist: Arborist recommendation to remove redwood tree on Bowditch Street
frontage, report by Fred Porta for Friends of First Church
C. Minutes: Approve corrected action minutes for May 6, 2010 and June 3, 2010 meetings**
D. LPC Elections:  In accordance with Section 3.24.030.C of the LPO, the Commission is required to elect
in July a chairperson from among its members.

9.   DISCUSSION ITEMS
A. Chair Report
 
B. Staff Report 
     1.  Fees: Update by Debra Sanderson, City Planning Manager
     2.  Bancroft Steps: Public Works repairs and background information on designation status, historic
          context, and Panoramic Hill  public infrastructure
     3.  2615 Regent Street: Restoration of brick retaining wall for Allenoke Manor 

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

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.  Historic Streetscape: Preservation of public infrastructure features in areas such as Northbrae,
          Thousand oaks, Marin Circle, Rose Walk, Daly Scenic Park, Claremont, Panoramic Way, etc. 

11.  COMMISSION INFORMATION 
        A. Notice of Decision (NOD) for 2130 Center Street (Ennor’s Restaurant), SAP**
        B. Notice of Decision (NOD) for 2222 Harold Way (Armstrong College) SAP**
        C. Notice of Decision (NOD) for 2295 Shattuck Ave (The Masonic Temple) SAP**
        D. Notice of Decision (NOD) for 2548 Bancroft Way (Fred Turner Building) SAP**
        E. Communications**

12.  STANDING SUBCOMMITTEES OR LIASION (Note: Site will come off the subcommittee list upon
        approval of a Certificate of Occupancy) Partial List, In Progress
        A.   Berkeley Historical Plaque Project: CO, GP, AW
        B.   2525 Telegraph.  GP, MN, CO, AW
        C.   2130 Center Street: RJ (chair), CO, GP
        D.   1512 La Loma: CO (chair), MN, AP, SW
        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.   2611 Ashby (Amy and Frederick Corkill House): CO, SW
         I.   2086 Allston Way (Shattuck Hotel): CO (chair), RJ, GP
        J.   2750 Adeline Street: CO, GP, SW
 
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. 2362 Bancroft Way-Trinity United Methodist Church (3/1/99)
B. 2601 Durant Avenue - Christian Science Society of UC, Gutterson, Architect (LE 6/7/99)
C. 2647 Durant Avenue (LE 6/7/99)
D. 1201 6th Street- Arcieri Dairy (LE 7/12/99)
E. Berkeley High School, Building C, 1920; W. C. Hayes (LE 9/13/99)
F. Upland Path (RK 1/3/00)
G. John Galen Howard Power Station, UC Campus (CO 4/3/00)
H. McCauley Foundry at Carleton and 7th Streets (4/3/00)
I. UC Storage Station, James Plachek, Architect (4/3/00)
J. “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)
K. 2500 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley Bank of Savings and Trust Co., 1923, Louis M. Upton (JK 11/23/05)
L. 3200 Adeline Street (LE 8-3-06)
M. 1915 Addison Street (JK 8-3-06)
N.  2611 Parker Street, Evelyn Ratcliff House
O.  2212 Fifth Street, Charles Spear House
P.  1842-1878 Euclid Avenue (CO 9-14-07)
Q.  Berkeley High School Campus Historic District (SW 1/3/08)
R.  2746 Garber Street (SW 3/5/09)
S.  2124 Vine Street/1500 Walnut Street, Original location of Peet’s Coffee  (CO 3/5/09)
T.  U.C. Berkeley Campus, Earle C. Anthony Hall (Pelican Building)
U.  2727 Marin Avenue (CO 7/20/09)

14. LIST OF PERMIT SITES WHICH MAY BE INITIATED BY THE LANDMARKS PRESERVATION
COMMISSION (LPC), PROVIDED AS PART OF THE LPC AGENDA IN COMPLIANCE WITH BERKELEY
MUNICIPAL CODE (BMC) SECTION 23B.24.030.B
 
See attached Table of Land Use Planning Current Projects, as edited for LPC use (Attachment 1)**; Or visit
the City’s web site at the link below:
http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/uploadedFiles/Planning_and_Development/Level_3_-_ZAB/LU%20Projects(1).pdf 

15.  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 fifteen (15) days after the Notice of Decision of the action of
the Landmarks Preservation Commission is mailed.  It is your obligation to notify the Land Use 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.

16.  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.