LANDMARKS PRESERVATION COMMISSION
MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT AND AGENDA
Date: Thursday, March 3, 2011
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.
The Landmarks Preservation Commission consists of nine members appointed by the City Council
(Commissioners in bold, Council members in parenthesis):
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)
Anne Wagley. . . . . . . . . . (Worthington)
Steve Winkel. . . . . . . . . . (Wozniak)
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.
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
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information in your communication. Please contact the secretary to the relevant board, commission or committee
for further information.
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
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, as 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
A. 22 Roble Road (The McDuffie Estate) Landmark Designation**
• Status: Application to designate the property a City of Berkeley Landmark.
• 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 3.24.110.
• Staff Recommendation: Staff recommends that the Commission designate the property at 22 Roble
Road a City Landmark and determine the Particular Features to be Preserved for recording on the
Notice of Decision.
6. PUBLIC HEARINGS
A. 2180 Milvia Street (New City Hall) Structural Alteration Permit Application LM #11-40000004
• Status: Permit application proposing the addition of mechanical penthouse space on the sixth floor for a
new server room and the addition of a new generator at the ground level on the north side of a City
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.
• Staff Recommendation: Staff recommends that the Commission approve the project as submitted.
A. 2190Shattuck Avenue (Ross) Staff Level Design Review Application (DR#11-30000011) for exterior
renovations to an existing two story building. Renovations include new storefront, entrance canopies, new
corner treatment, and second story windows. The building is across the street from the Landmark Shattuck
Hotel. The project is being referred to the LPC for advisory comment.
7. SECTION 106 CONSULTATION
8. ACTION ITEMS
A. Minutes: Approve amended action minutes for February 3, 2011 meeting**
B. 2018-2030 University Avenue – Deliberate and Adopt Master signage program.**
9. MILLS ACT UPDATES
(report back and establish new inspection teams and assignments)**
10. DISCUSSION ITEMS
A. Southside Historic Resources Map
B. Chair Report
C. Staff Report
1. 2726 Haste Street (Bertha Newell House) – Glass exchange. Some window blockage. All internal.
D. 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 (AH (chair), RJ, CO)
2. Projects Liason (RJ, AH, AW (through April 2011))
3. Forms (CO(chair), RJ, AW)
E. 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
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
M. 1326 Allston Way: CO, GP, AW
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
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)
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. 2727 Marin Avenue (CO 7/20/09)
U. 1950 ADDISON STREET (CO 11/16/10)
V. 2070 ADDISON STREET (CO 11/16/10)
W. 100 BERKELEY SQUARE (CO 11/16/10)
X. 124 BERKELEY SQUARE (CO 11/16/10)
Y. 134 BERKELEY SQUARE (CO 11/16/10)
Z. 1901 BONITA AVENUE (CO 11/16/10)
AA. 1920 BONITA AVENUE (CO 11/16/10)
BB. 2132 CENTER STREET (CO 11/16/10)
CC. 1940 CHANNING WAY (CO 11/16/10)
DD. 2121 DURANT AVENUE (CO 11/16/10)
EE. 1920 HASTE STREET (CO 11/16/10)
FF. 2113 KITTREDGE STREET (CO 11/16/10)
GG. 2124 KITTREDGE STREET (CO 11/16/10)
HH. 2138 KITTREDGE STREET (CO 11/16/10)
II. 1905 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. WAY (CO 11/16/10)
JJ. 2122 SHATTUCK AVENUE (CO 11/16/10)
KK. 2150 SHATTUCK AVENUE (CO 11/16/10)
LL. 2168 SHATTUCK AVENUE (CO 11/16/10)
MM. 2177 SHATTUCK AVENUE (CO 11/16/10)
NN. 2225 SHATTUCK AVENUE (CO 11/16/10)
OO. 2257 SHATTUCK AVENUE (CO 11/16/10)
PP. 2270 SHATTUCK AVENUE (CO 11/16/10)
QQ. 2274 SHATTUCK AVENUE (CO 11/16/10)
RR. 2281 SHATTUCK AVENUE (CO 11/16/10)
SS. 2414 SHATTUCK AVENUE (CO 11/16/10)
TT. TERMINAL PLACE (ALLEY) (CO 11/16/10)
UU. 2041 UNIVERSITY AVENUE (CO 11/16/10)
VV. 2044 UNIVERSITY AVENUE (CO 11/16/10)
WW. 1907 WALNUT STREET (CO 11/16/10)
XX. 1922 WALNUT STREET (CO 11/16/10)
YY. 1925 WALNUT STREET (CO 11/16/10)
ZZ. 1930 WALNUT STREET (CO 11/16/10)
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:
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 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
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.
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