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Thursday October 15, 2009 AT 7:00 PM
1901 HEARST AVENUE, Workshop B
Berkeley, CA 94704
Wheelchair Accessible


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I.           ROLL CALL


The applicant and or their designee will have five to ten 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 (three 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 PERSON: Anne Burns, (510) 981-7410.


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 19, 2009.


1.    UC Berkeley Helios Research Facility (“Helios”) at 2151 Berkeley Way:      
       Informational Item
presented by UC Berkeley staff.

 2.    2109 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR WAY [at Center] (DR#09-30000066): 
       Continued Final Design Review
of the renovation of former PG&E payment center 
       into a YMCA teen center and staff offices. 

3.    1540 SHATTUCK AVENUE [between Cedar and Vine] (DR#09-30000075): 
        Final Design Review of new Verizon wireless antenna installation.

4.    3240 SACRAMENTO STREET [between Alcatraz and Harmon] (DR#09-30000078): 
       Preliminary Design Review Follow-Up/Final Design Review
of the redevelopment of an
       existing multifamily residential building by demolishing the existing building to build a new one; increasing
       the number of units from 7 to 16 and increasing the height to 45’-3 5/8” average height.

   Note:  The item below (2598-2600 Shattuck Avenue) will not start before 9:00 pm.

5.    2598-2600 SHATTUCK AVENUE [at Parker] (DR#08-300000090): 
       Preview Follow-up Discussion
of a mixed-use development comprised of 2 5-story buildings
       and one 3-story building, totaling 157 dwelling units, 31 affordable units, 22,484 sq. ft. of net ground
       floor commercial space, and 158 parking spaces; one building to incorporate existing one-story 
       retail building at 2600 Shattuck; second building to be built on parking lot at 2598 Shattuck.


Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes
Minutes from 9/17/2009 DRC Meeting
       Recommendation: Approve Minutes

Recent buildings in Berkeley – best practices

VII.  ADJOURN (by 11:15 pm)