DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE MEETING
Thursday, October 18, 2012 AT 7:00 PM
NORTH BERKELEY SENIOR CENTER
1901 HEARST AVENUE, Classroom A & B
Berkeley, CA 94704
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
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.
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.
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
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, November 15, 2012.
1. ACHESON COMMONS (1987 Shattuck Avenue, 2111-2113 University Avenue, 2125-2145 University Avenue,
1922 & 1930 Walnut Street) [between Shattuck and Walnut] (Landmark Alteration Permit #10-40000020 & Design
Review #10-30000069): Preliminary Design Review to rehabilitate and construct new buildings within the existing
footprint of the McFarlane Building (1979-87 Shattuck), and the Ace Hardware Building (2145 University Avenue); to
rehabilitate the facades of the Acheson Physicians Building (2125 University Avenue); and the relocation or demolition
of the buildings at 1922 & 1930 Walnut Street to allow the construction of a new mixed use building.
V. DISCUSSION ITEMS
Recent buildings in Berkeley – best practices
VI. BUSINESS MATTERS
Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes
A. Minutes from 09/20/2012 DRC Meeting
Recommendation: Approve Minutes
VII. INFORMATION / COMMUNICATION
Two emails from Stephen Stine regarding 2024 Durant
VIII. ADJOURN (by 11:15 pm)
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
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
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.