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Thursday, January 19, 2012 AT 7:00 PM
1901 HEARST AVENUE, Workshop B
Berkeley, CA 94704
Wheelchair Accessible

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.

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

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.

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, February 16, 2012.

1. 1125 UNIVERSITY AVENUE [between San Pablo and Curtis] (DR#11-30000074):  Final Design Review of a
new 9,399 sq. ft. branch library for the Berkeley Public Library. The proposed project will include the demolition of
the existing structure and site excavation.

2. 849 UNIVERSITY AVENUE [between Sixth and Seventh] (DR#11-30000038):  Preview of ground and
second floor additions to an existing mechanics garage area and food mart at a 76 service station (Dave’s 76), for
a total of approximately 4,382 sq. ft.

3. 740 HEINZ AVENUE [between Seventh and Southern Pacific Railway] (DR#11-30000076): Modification
of a previously approved design to include a lobby on the south side of the building.


                    Policies regarding bay window encroachments over a public sidewalk.

                    Recent buildings in Berkeley – best practices.


                    Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes
                          A. Minutes from 11/17/2011 DRC Meeting
                               Recommendation: Approve Minutes

VII. 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.


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.