LANDMARKS PRESERVATION COMMISSION
MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT AND AGENDA
Date: Thursday, June 2, 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
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)
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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
A. 22 Roble Road (The Duncan and Jean McDuffie Estate) Structural Alteration Permit Application
• Status: Permit application proposing rehabilitation of a City designated landmark building. Alternative designs for
seven elements have been developed by the architects and reviewed by an appointed subcommittee on April 18, 2011.
a) Arched opening and wood-paneled double doors of angled courtyard entry;
b) Second floor iron-bracketed balcony (facing Entry Court);
c) Railing on south side of the living room wing;
d) Central low concrete basin fountain in the Entry Court;
e) Second floor entry;
f) Blind window recess above garage door; and
g) Paving material in Entry Courtyard.
• 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 find the project exempt from CEQA review, and
approve the revised design as consistent with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for rehabilitation/restoration.
Design requirements addressed by technical reports submitted by applicant are within the requirements of the City’s
building code for all elements of the project.
6. PUBLIC HEARINGS
A. 1340 Arch Street (Wallace-Sauer House) Structural Alteration Permit Application (LM #11-40000008):
Replacement of existing non-historic chimney with a new chimney designed to meet seismic requirements.
• Status: Permit application providing two alternative designs for the replacement of an existing, seismically unsound
chimney added to a City designated landmark building in 2007.
• 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 Recommendations: Staff recommends that the Commission review and comment of the alternative designs
submitted and identify and approve the preferred alternative.
8. SECTION 106 CONSULTATION
9. ACTION ITEMS
A. Minutes: Approve amended action minutes for May 5, 2011 meeting**
10. MILLS ACT UPDATES
(report back and establish new inspection teams and assignments)**
A. 1841 Marin Avenue
B. 2611 Ashby Avenue (Frederick & Amy Corkill House)
11. DISCUSSION ITEMS
A. Draft EIR for 2300 Bancroft / 2301 Durant Avenue (St. Mark’s /Lions Hall): The LPC is asked to take public
comment on the Draft EIR as well as to provide their own individual comments, should they choose to do so. All
comments will be addressed as part of the Final EIR.
B. 60 Boxes Project: Ariana Katovich (Earth Island Institute): Project overview for comment and suggestions from the Commission.
C. UC Berkeley Campus, Lower Sproul Community Center Project: Beth Piatnitza, Associate Director Physical
and Environmental Planning: Presentation of the proposed redesign of the plaza and surrounding buildings, including
Zellerbach Hall, Chavez Student center, Eshleman Hall and the MLK, Jr. Student Union.
D. North Branch Library Update: Project architect report on project plan modifications responsive to budget
constraints necessary to approval of bid contract.
D. Chair Report
E. Staff Report
1. 2288 Fulton Street (Odd Fellows Temple): Maintenance related work to replace “in kind” the marble and metal
grates below the display windows along both frontages (Fulton and Bancroft).
2. 1326 Allston (City Corp Yard Building): Upcoming site visit to discuss project changes, revised schedule and
F. Subcommittee, Liaison Comments: Opportunity for Commissioner comment on status of projects for which the
LPC has established a subcommittee or liaison
1. 2100 San Pablo Avenue (AW, chair, CL)
2. 60 Boxes Project (CO, chair; AH)
3. Projects Liaison (PS, AH, AW (through April 2011))
4. Forms (CO(chair), AW)
G. 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
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), PS, 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), PS, GP
J. 2750 Adeline Street: CO (chair), GP, SW
K. Forms: CO (chair), 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:
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
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.
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.