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:   Thursday, February 2, 2012
 Time:   7:00 p.m.
 Place:  North Berkeley Senior Center, 1901 Hearst Avenue,   Main Room

The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) packet is available for review at the Berkeley Main Public Library
at 2090 Kittredge Street and at the Permit Service Center at 2120 Milvia Street.  The Landmarks Preservation
Commission consists of nine members appointed by the City Council (Commissioners in bold, Council members
in parenthesis):

Carrie Olson, Chair. . . . . (Maio)
Austene Hall, Vice-Chair  (Arreguin)
Gary Parsons. . . . . . . . . (Capitelli)
Christopher Linvill. . . . . (Anderson)
Miriam Ng. . . . . . . . . . . . (Moore)
Rose Marie Pietras. . . . . .(Mayor Bates)
Paul Schwartz… . . . . . . . (Wengraf)
Anne Wagley. . . . . . . . . .(Worthington)
Steve Winkel. . . . . . . . . .(Wozniak)

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 inclusion in the Commissioners’ agenda packet, please submit written comments by Wednesday the
week prior to the meeting. One set of “late communications” will be distributed to the Commissioners 2
days before the meeting. Please submit any material for distribution as “late communications” no later
than 12noon on the Tuesday prior to the meeting. Please be advised: Commissioners do not have an
opportunity to read written materials handed out at the meeting.

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.

Landmarks Preservation Commission Secretary
(510) 981-7410 (Main Line) | | 2120 Milvia Street, Berkeley CA 94704

Initiation of Landmark or Structure of Merit designation lies within the range of action to be considered on each
structure or property appearing at any place on the agenda.

Due to the length of the LPC agenda, a Consent Calendar may be used to approve certain applications and actions
at one time. The Consent Calendar may include:
- Routine business such as approval of minutes and items proposed for continuance.
- Public hearings on structural alteration permits that are apparently non-controversial, on which no adverse
comment has been received, and for which no speaker cards have been turned in and no persons wishing to speak
are present.

The Commission may place items on the Consent Calendar during Agenda Changes.  Anyone present who wishes to
speak on an item should raise his or her hand at that time and advise the Chairperson and the item will be pulled. 
Any applicant, member of the audience, or Landmarks Preservation Commissioner may require that an item not be
placed on the Consent Calendar to allow for discussion and testimony (if currently posted for public hearing).

The staff would like to remind all members of the commission to please switch off the power for their cellular phones
during the meeting, as their frequency disrupts the recording process.

2. EX-PARTE COMMUNICATIONS: In the context of adjudicative matters that come before the LPC, ex-parte
communications are those which occur outside of the formal hearing process. LPC members should avoid ex-parte
contacts on matters pending before the LCP as much as possible, as they may represent, or be perceived to
represent, the receipt of evidence that can unfairly influence a decision on a matter before the Commission. If such
contacts do occur, they must be placed in the record and disclosed to all interested parties sufficiently in advanced
of the decision to allow rebuttal.

3. PUBLIC COMMENT (Limit: 3 minutes per person; 5 minutes per organization)

A.  Consent Calendar
(LPC consideration of routine or non-controversial projects)
B.  Other Changes

The Consent Calendar allows the Commission to take one action with no discussion, on projects to which no one
objects. The Commission Chairperson will announce items for the Consent Calendar. The Commission may place
additional agendized items on the Consent Calendar, if no one present wishes to testify on an item. Anyone present
who wishes to speak on an item should raise his or her hand and advise the Chairperson, and the item will be pulled
from the consent calendar.  Modification projects may be discussed by the Commission at this meeting or set for a
public hearing at a later meeting.  Items already noticed for a public hearing will be heard following Continued Items,
or, if necessary, posted for a public hearing at a subsequent date.

A. 2911 Russell Street (Judah Magnes Memorial Museum/Burke House) Structural Alteration Permit
Application (LM #11-40000015) **
1.  Status: The project proposes rehabilitation of the City Landmark Burke House; including in-kind replacement of
(historic and non-historic) window sashes and (non-historic) doors on the main house; and (non-historic) skylight on
the carriage house addition.
2. LPO Applicability: LPO Section 3.24.060.C requires that the LPC evaluate the project according to the review
standards and criteria contained in Section 3.24.260.
3. Staff Recommendation: Staff recommends that the Commission review the proposed window replacements,
and approve the project subject to any identified conditions. 


A. Landmark Designation Consideration for 2626 Bancroft Way (LM #11-40000014) **
•  Status: Consideration of City of Berkeley Landmark Designation initiated by the Landmarks Preservation
•  LPO Applicability: LPC Section 3.24.060.C requires that the LPC evaluate the project according to the standards
and criteria contained in section 3.24.110.
• Staff Recommendation: Staff recommends that because the property appears to meet the necessary designation
criteria, the Commission open the public hearing, receive public testimony, review the Draft Notice of Decision, and
approve the designation. 



A.  Minutes:
Approve draft action minutes for the January 5, 2012 meeting
B.  Minutes: Approve draft action minutes for the January 19, 2012 special meeting

A. Project Reports from Department of Parks, Recreation & Waterfront

B. Chair Report 
1. City of Berkeley Landmark #1 (Old City Hall)
2. 1645 Milvia Street (Whittier School)
3. NTHP Preservation Green Lab 

C. Staff Report
1. 1915 Addison Street
2. California Preservation Foundation (CPF): Field Services Workshops
3. 2012 CPF Conference
Thursday, May 3 – Sunday, May 6, 2012, Oakland Marriott City Center

E.  Other Matters
Commissioners may comment on other matters and ask for discussion to be scheduled on a future agenda (per
Brown Act, no deliberation or final action may be taken).

A. Communications

12.  AD HOC SUBCOMMITTEES OR LIASION COMENTS: Opportunity for Commission comment on status of
projects for which the LPC has established a subcommittee or liaison. (Note: Site will come off the subcommittee
list upon approval of a Certificate of Occupancy) Partial List, In Progress

A. North Berkeley Branch Library: AH (chair), GP, CO
B. Claremont Branch Library: AW (chair), CO, SW
C. 1326 Allston Way (City Corp Yard): CO, GP, AW
D. Downtown Area Plan Green Pathways Ordinance: AW, CO, AH (11/3/11)
13.  POTENTIAL INITIATIONS (Commissioner Initials and Date Added)
Staff recomends that any potential initiation over one year old be removed from this list because of an apparent lack
of interest or urgency.  Any address so removed could be added to this list at a later date if necessary.

A. 2362 Bancroft Way-Trinity United Methodist Church (3/1/99)
B. Berkeley High School, Building C, 1920; W. C. Hayes (LE 9/13/99)
C. John Galen Howard Power Station, UC Campus (CO 4/3/00)
D. McCauley Foundry at Carleton and 7th Streets (4/3/00)
E. UC Storage Station, James Plachek, Architect (4/3/00)
F. “Kittredge Street Historic District" - 2124 Kittredge Street (Elder House and storefront),
2138 Kittredge (Fitzpatrick House and storefront), and 2117 Kittredge Street (A.H. Broad House and storefront)
(JK 11/5/2001)
G. 1842-1878 Euclid Avenue (CO 9-14-07)
H. Berkeley High School Campus Historic District (SW 1/3/08)
I. 2746 Garber Street (SW 3/5/09)
J. 1950 Addison Street (CO 11/16/10)
K. 2070 Addison Street (CO 11/16/10)
L. 100 Berkeley Square (CO 11/16/10)
M. 124 Berkeley Square (CO 11/16/10)
N. 134 Berkeley Square (CO 11/16/10)
O. 1901 Bonita Avenue (CO 11/16/10)
P.  1920 Bonita Avenue (CO 11/16/10)
Q.  2132 Center Street (CO 11/16/10)
R.  1940 Channing Way (CO 11/16/10)
S.  2121 Durant Avenue (CO 11/16/10)
T.  1920 Haste Street (CO 11/16/10)
U.  2113 Kittredge Street (CO 11/16/10)
V.  2124 Kittredge Street (CO 11/16/10)
W.  2138 Kittredge Street (CO 11/16/10)
X. 1905 Martin Luther King Jr. Way (CO 11/16/10)
Y.  2122 Shattuck Avenue (CO 11/16/10)
Z.  2150 Shattuck Avenue (CO 11/16/10)
AA.  2168 Shattuck Avenue (CO 11/16/10)
BB.  2177 Shattuck Avenue (CO 11/16/10)
CC.  2225 Shattuck Avenue (CO 11/16/10)
DD.  2257 Shattuck Avenue (CO 11/16/10)
EE.  2270 Shattuck Avenue (CO 11/16/10)
FF.  2274 Shattuck Avenue (CO 11/16/10)
GG.  2281 Shattuck Avenue (CO 11/16/10)
HH.  2414 Shattuck Avenue (CO 11/16/10)
II.  Terminal Place (alley) (CO 11/16/10)
JJ.  2041 University Avenue (CO 11/16/10)
KK.  2044 University Avenue (CO 11/16/10)
LL.  1907 Walnut Street (CO 11/16/10)
MM.  1922 Walnut Street (CO 11/16/10)
NN.  1925 Walnut Street (CO 11/16/10)
OO.  1930 Walnut Street (CO 11/16/10)
PP.  2927 Garber Street (GP 08/19/11)
QQ.  2626 Bancroft Way, University Art Museum (CO 11/3/11) (Initiated 12/1/11)
RR. 2482-2498 Telegraph Avenue and 2445-2449  Dwight Way (CO 12/7/11)
SS. 2301-2315 Telegraph Avenue / 2445-2449 Dwight Way (CO 12/7/11)
TT. 2328-2346 Telegraph Avenue / 2441-2447 Durant Avenue (CO 12/7/11)
UU. 2400-2402 Telegraph Avenue / 2486-2498 Channing Way (CO 12/7/11)
VV. 2410-2422 Telegraph Avenue (CO 12/7/11)


See Table of Land Use Planning Current Projects attached or online at the link below: 

If you object to a decision by the Landmarks Preservation Commission to approve or deny a designation or permit
for a project, the following requirements and restrictions apply:

1. You must appeal to the City Council within fourteen (14) days after the Notice of Decision of the action of the
Landmarks Preservation Commission is mailed.  It is your obligation to notify the Current Planning Division in writing
to receive a Notice of Decision when it is completed.
2. Pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure, Section 1094.6(b), no lawsuit challenging a City Council decision to deny a
permit or variance 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), which has been adopted by the City. Any lawsuit not filed within that
ninety (90) day period will be barred.
3. Pursuant to Government Code, Section 65009(c)(5), no lawsuit challenging a City Council decision to approve
(with or without conditions) a permit or variance 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), which has been adopted by the City.  Any
lawsuit not filed within that ninety (90) day period will be barred.
4. 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.

Room reservation expires at midnight.  The Senior Center employee who monitors the center must be able to close
the building by midnight at the latest.  In order to comply with this standard, the meeting must adjourn by 11:45 p.m.
to provide time to return the furniture to its original location, pack up meeting materials, and vacate the Senior Center.  PLEASE ASSIST BY EXITING PROMPTLY ONCE THE MEETING HAS ADJOURNED