LANDMARKS PRESERVATION COMMISSION
MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT AND AGENDA

Date: Thursday, October 7, 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.

 Wheelchair ICON ADA  disclaimer
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  |  LPC@ci.berkeley.ca.us | 2120 Milvia Street, Berkeley, CA 94704

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).

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
The staff would like to remind all members of the commission to please switch off the power for their
cellular phones during the meeting, for their frequency disrupts the recording process.

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.  1007 University (Mobilized Women of Berkeley); Structural Alteration Application LM #10-40000016**
• Status: Structural Alteration Permit to add utilities to the rooftop that may be visible from the public
right-of-way and an access ramp in the courtyard of a designated landmark building per BMC §3.24.200.
 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 Commission open the public hearing, receive public
testimony and, based on the written and oral evidence direct staff to return a Notice of Decision consistent
with the Commission’s determination. 

7. REFFERRALS

A. 2150 Shattuck Avenue (Chase Banking): Signage
• Status: Design Review Application to add new signage to the upper levels of the First Savings / Great
West Building.
• LPO Applicability: The subject property is identified as eligible for National Register listing on the State
Historic Resource Index. 
Staff Recommendation: Staff recommends that the Commission discuss how the proposal would effect
the subject property’s eligibility for national register listing and direct staff to provide advisory comments
consistent with the Commission’s determination. 

B. 1513 Carleton: Residential Demolition
• Status: Use Permit  application #10-10000022 to demolish an existing one-story, 540 square foot
single-family house and construct a new two-story, 2,150 square-foot single-family house.
• Applicability: It is the policy of the Planning staff to refer residential demolitions of buildings over 40 years
old to the LPC to evaluate the project according to the review standards and criteria contained in
Section 3.24.260.
Staff Recommendation: Staff recommends that the Commission discuss the historical significant and
integrity of the subject property, comment, and direct staff to provide recommendations consistent with the
Commission’s determination. 

C. 730-750 Potter Street (735 Ashby Avenue): Commercial Demolition
• Status: Use Permit  application to demolish an existing one-story structure to allow for expansion of the
adjacent BMW dealership.
• Applicability: BMC Section 3.23.C.08050 requires that all proposed demolitions of commercial properties
over 40 years of age are referred to the LPC for evaluation of potential historic significance.
• Staff Recommendation: Staff recommends that the Commission discuss the historical significant and
integrity of the subject property, comment, and direct staff to provide recommendations consistent with the
Commission’s determination.

8. SECTION 106 CONSULTATION
     None

9. ACTION ITEMS
A. 1170 The Alameda (North Branch Library):
Presentation of final design development on conditions of
approval as reviewed and directed by the LPC Subcommittee.
B. Minutes: Approve amended action minutes for August, 2010 meeting**
C. Form Public works Subcommittee: First assignment: create an inventory of historic public works
throughout the City.

10.   DISCUSSION ITEMS
A. Chair Report 
B. Staff Report

1.   Best Practices Manual: Maintenance of character defining elements
2.   Ivy Removal:  Pied Piper and Tupper and Reed buildings
3.   AT&T Installations:
4.   Shattuck Hotel Balconey Installations:
5.    2900 San Pablo Ave (Heinz Building): Berkeley Business Center Ramp addition
6.   2548 Bancroft Way: Proposed changes in gate design
7.   2138 Cedar Street (Grace North Church) North Berkeley Congregational Church, 1601 Walnut
      Street: 
Public open house tentatively scheduled for October 30 

C. Subcommittee, Liaison Comments: Opportunity for Commissioner comment on status of projects for
which the LPC has established a subcommittee or liaison
1.   North Branch Library (Included in 9.C, above)**
2.   Claremont 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).

11.  COMMISSION INFORMATION 
A. Notice of Decision (NOD) for 2134 Allston Way (YWCA), SAP**
B. Notice of Decision (NOD) for 1545 Dwight Way (Fish-Clark House) LM**
C. 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 (chair)
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 (chair)
I.   2086 Allston Way (Shattuck Hotel): CO (chair), RJ, GP
J.   2750 Adeline Street: CO (chair), GP, SW
K.  Forms: CO (chair), RJ, AW
L.  2138 Cedar Street / Grace North Church: AH, CL, CO (chair), GP
 
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 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 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.