LANDMARKS PRESERVATION COMMISSION
MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT AND AGENDA

Date: Thursday, April 7, 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)
Christopher Linvill. . . . . (Anderson)
Miriam Ng. . . . . . . . . . . .   (Moore)
Antoinette Pietras. . . . . .(Mayor Bates)
Paul Schwartz… . . . . . . . (Wengraf)
Anne Wagley .. . . . . . . . . (Worthington)
Steve Winkel. . . . . . . . . . (Wozniak)


 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.

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.

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).

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
       None

6. PUBLIC HEARINGS 
A. 2701-21 Eighth Street / 934 Carleton (Standard Die and Tool Co.) Structural Alteration Permit Application LM #11-40000006
• Status: Permit application proposing a second story addition with major seismic renovations to a designated City
Landmark structure and public area improvements on the Eight Street frontage, including the maintenance of existing
rail road tracks.
• 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 building renovations as submitted,
and approve the sidewalk improvements in concept, allowing for minor dimensional changes that may be required by
the Public Works department final review.  The standards for preservation of the rail lines on Eighth Street north to
Parker and east on Parker to mid-block will apply to the retention of this historic West Berkeley feature.

B.  22 Roble Road (The Duncan and Jean McDuffie Estate) Structural Alteration Permit Application LM #11-40000005
• Status
: Permit application proposing for renovations to a City of Berkeley Landmark and gardens. 
• 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 prioritize possible concerns for the project and
focus their initial review on details or treatments that may require redesign to be more consistent with the Secretary’s
Standards for Rehabilitation.  Other, lower priority concerns should be addressed by more generalized manner.  The
complexity and scope of the project may require subcommittee assistance through final design and construction
phases.  The conditions for approval should be made clear as part of the initial review and the LPC should continue
the review to the following meeting to allow time for recommended changes to the plan proposal.

7.  REFERRALS
        None.

8. SECTION 106 CONSULTATION
        None.

9. ACTION ITEMS
A. Southside Plan: Prepare comments on any issues of concern to be included in the report to Council.
B. Minutes: Approve amended action minutes for March 3, 2011 meeting**
C. 2018-2030 University Avenue – Deliberate and Adopt Master signage program.**

10. MILLS ACT UPDATES 
      (report back and establish new inspection teams and assignments)**
A. 1 Maybeck Twin Drive

11.   DISCUSSION ITEMS
A.  Additions to Downtown Design Guidelines : Staff Planner Matt Taecker to report on requested additions to deal
     with taller buildings, on-site open space, green building features and other comparable items.
A.  Chair Report 
B.  Staff Report
1.   2100 Vine Street (Earthly Goods): maintenance related stucco work
2.   Orchard Lane Encroachment: Public Works, Vincent Chen
3.   2086 Allston: Shattuck Hotel Balcony Restoration; further delay, request for background information from 
      Commissioners.
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 (AH (chair), RJ, CO)
2.   Projects Liason (RJ, AH, AW (through April 2011))
3.   Forms (CO(chair), RJ, AW)

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).

12.  COMMISSION INFORMATION 
       A. Communications**

13.  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
 
14.  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. 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)

15. 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.CITYOFBERKELEY.INFO/CONTENTDISPLAY.ASPX?ID=62826 

16.  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 i
mpact 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.

17.  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.