AGENDA
DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE MEETING
Thursday, February 21, 2013 AT 7:00 PM
NORTH BERKELEY SENIOR CENTER
1901 HEARST AVENUE, Classroom A & B
Berkeley, CA 94704
Wheelchair Accessible
 

PUBLIC INFORMATION

The packet for this (and future) Design Review Committee meeting is available for review at the Berkeley Library main
branch at 2090 Kittredge Street, or online on the Design Review Committee page under Boards and Commissions.

clip_image001.jpgThis 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.

For Communications information and Legal Notice Concerning Your Legal Rights, please refer to the last
page of this Agenda.

Meetings must adjourn by midnight, when room reservations expire. Please exit promptly
.

AGENDA

I. ROLL CALL
   Adam Woltag, Chair (Appointed by Zoning Adjustments Board)
   Jim Goring, Vice-Chair (Appointed by Zoning Adjustments Board)
   Robert Allen (Zoning Adjustments Board)
   David Blake (Civic Arts Commission)
   Charles McCulloch (Appointed by Zoning Adjustments Board)
   Carrie Olson (Landmarks Preservation Commission)
   George Williams (Zoning Adjustments Board)

II. PUBLIC COMMENTS AND COMMITTEE MEMBER COMMENTS
   The applicant and or their designee will have 5 to 10 minutes to make a presentation of their project to the Committee.
   The public is also invited to make a public comment if they wish. To do so, you should fill out a speaker card before 
   the meeting starts and give it to the Secretary of the Committee. Please be advised that the Committee may limit the
   number of speakers and the length of time allowed to each speaker (3 minutes is the usual amount of time allowed). 
   The public is also encouraged to submit their comments and or testimony in writing at which time it will become a 
   part of the public record. CONTACT: Secretary of the Committee, Anne Burns, (510) 981-7410, 2120 Milvia Street.

III. RE-ARRANGEMENT OF AGENDA ORDER 
    Due to the large volume of projects, and the limited amount of time available to hear each project, the Design Review
    Committee has the right to re-arrange the order of the agenda in order to accommodate the projects that will not
    require a lot of time.

    The next Design Review Committee meeting will be held on Thursday, March 21, 2013.

IV. PROJECTS

     1. 2222 Bancroft Way [near Fulton]: Informational Item to review the proposed UC Berkeley Aquatic Center.

     2. 1200 ASHBY AVE [at San Pablo] (DR#13-30000013 ): Final Design Review of a new five-story mixed use
          building with 98 residential units, 7,989 square feet of commercial space and 114 parking spaces within a total
          building area of 112, 852 square feet (including ground floor parking garage). 

     3. 2211 HAROLD WAY [between Allston and Kittredge] (UP#13-10000010): Preview of new high-rise 
         residential development adjacent to the Landmark Shattuck Hotel. Project comprises 355 residential units,
        12,000 +/- sq.  ft. of retail space, and a publicly-accessible mid-block courtyard.


V. DISCUSSION ITEMS 

                    • Recent buildings in Berkeley – best practices


VI. BUSINESS MATTERS 

                    Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes
                        A. Minutes from 01/17/2013 DRC Meeting
                             Recommendation: Approve Minutes

                    Chairperson Annual Election

VII. INFORMATION / COMMUNICATION

                   • Two e-mails from Stephen Stein regarding 2024 Durant

VIII. ADJOURN (by 11:15 pm)

COMMUNICATIONS


      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.

LEGAL NOTICE CONCERNING YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS 

      If you object to a decision by the Design Review Committee, the following requirements and restrictions apply: 

      1. If you challenge the decision of the City in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone
          else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Design
          Review Committee at, or prior to, the public hearing.
      2. You must appeal to the Zoning Adjustments Board within fourteen (14) days of the date of the action of the
          Design Review Committee.
      3. Pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure Section 1094.6(b), no lawsuit challenging a City Council decision, as defined
          by Code of Civil Procedure Section 1094.6(e), regarding a use permit, variance or other permit 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). Any lawsuit not filed within that ninety (90) day period will be barred.
      4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 65009(c)(1), no lawsuit challenging a City Council decision, as defined by 
          Code of Civil Procedure Section 1094.6(e), regarding a use permit, variance or other permit 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). Any lawsuit not filed within that ninety (90) day period will be barred.
      5. Pursuant to Government Code Section 66020(d)(1), notice is hereby given to the applicant that the 90-day protest
          period for any fees, dedications, reservations, or other exactions included in any permit approval begins upon final
          action by the City, and that any challenge must be filed within this 90-day period.
      6. 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.