General Information
General Information

AGENDA

REGULAR MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION 
This meeting is held in a wheelchair accessible location.
 
North Berkeley Senior Center
1901 Hearst Ave / MLK Jr. Way
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
7:00 PM

 PDF of entire Agenda Packet 


See “MEETING PROCEDURES” below.
All written materials identified on this agenda are available on the Planning Commission webpage:
http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/ContentDisplay.aspx?id=13072

PRELIMINARY MATTERS

1. Roll Call.

2. Order of Agenda: The Commission may rearrange the agenda or place additional
agendized items on the Consent Calendar.

3. Public Comment: Comments on subjects not included on the agenda. Speakers may comment on agenda items when the Commission hears those items. See “Public Testimony Guidelines” below.

4. Planning Staff Report: In addition to the items below, additional matters may be
reported at the meeting.

5. Chairperson’s Report: Report by Planning Commission Chair.

6. Committee Reports: Reports by Commission committees or liaisons. In addition to the
items below, additional matters may be reported at the meeting.

7. Approval of Minutes: Approval of draft minutes of October 16, 2013.

8. Future Agenda Items and Other Planning-Related Events: None

CONSENT CALENDAR ITEMS (see “Consent Calendar Guidelines” below): None

AGENDA ITEMS: All agenda items are for discussion and possible action. Public Hearing items require hearing prior to Commission action.

9. Public Hearing: Council Referral: Civic Center District Zoning Overlay - Public Hearing continued from 10/2/13

Written Materials: Attached.
Web Information: None.
Continued From: October 2, 2013

10. Discussion/Action: Council Referral: Demolition Ordinance
Written Materials: Attached.
Web Information: None.
Continued From: None.

11. Discussion/Action: Election: Planning Commission Vice Chair

Written Materials: None
Web Information: None.
Continued From: None.

ADDITIONAL AGENDA ITEMS: In compliance with Brown Act regulations, no action may be taken on these items. However, discussion may occur at this meeting upon Commissioner request.

Information Reports: UC Berkeley information regarding Maxwell Family Field Project.

Communications in packet:  

Late Communications: (received at the October 16, 2013 meeting): 
        • Neighbors support, 2750 Cedar / 0 La Vereda lot merger proposal 
        • La Vereda neighbor, Photos of illegal Coast Live Oak removal 
        • Michael Tolleson, Architect, 2750 Cedar / 0 La Vereda lot merger proposal 
        • Delivered by Moni Law, US Post Office sale listing
        
Late Communications distributed after the packet deadline (copies available from the Planning Department office, 981-7410):

  • Commissioner Jim Novosel, Letter to Planning Commission Re:  Consideration of Civic Center Zoning Overlay.
  • R. Clark Morrison, Cox, Castle & Nicholson, LLP, Letter Re:  Civic Center Historic District Overlay Modifications.
  • Rob Browning, Letter Re:  Preserving the Post Office Building in Public Hands.
  • Jacquelyn McCormick, National Post Office Collaborate, Letter Re: Berkeley Main Post Office – Historic Zoning Overlay
  • Berkeley Tenants Union Steering Committee, Letter Re:  Demolition Ordinance.
  • Phioenix Vie, Letter to Planning Commission Secretary, Re: Demolition Ordinance.
  • Rev. Magala Meridian, Letter to Planning Commission Secretary, Re: Changes to Zoning Code.
  • Olempia D. Castillo, Letter to Council, Re:  Demolition Ordinance.
  • Karin Wertheim, Letter to Planning Commission Secretary, Re: Demolition Ordinance.
  • Marcy Rein, Letter to Planning Commission Secretary, Re:  Demolition Ordinance.
  • Lisa Camasi, Letter to Planning Commission Secretary, Re:  Demolition Ordinance.
  • Joshua Smith, Letter to Planning Commission Secretary, Re:  Demolition Ordinance.

Late Communications received and distributed at the meeting on 11-6-13:

  • Handout, Re:  Standards for Rehabilitation.
  • Sally Nelson, Letter to Planning Commission, Re: Zoning Overlay Proposed for Berkeley’s      Existing Historic District.
  • Andrew D. Masri, Letter to City, Re:  Hazard from the Retaining Wall in Front of the House at 15 Canyon Rd.

 

 

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