DAPAC, Landmarks Commissions Meet

By Richard Brenneman
Tuesday December 05, 2006

The Downtown Area Plan Advisory Committee (DAPAC) and the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) are both meeting this week. 

DAPAC is meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the North Berkeley Senior Center, 1901 Hearst Ave., to consider themes for the evolving plan and to consider a draft outline for the plan prepared by city staff. 

Also on the agenda is a request by six members of the committee to establish a subcommittee focused on UC Berkeley’s plans for developing the property it owns in the downtown area. 

The new plan being drafted under DAPAC’s auspices was mandated in the settlement of a city lawsuit filed against the university’s long range plans for development through 2020. 

The university plans to add a millions square feet of uses in the city center, with the enlarged boundaries encompassed by the planning effort. 

Landmarks commissioners are scheduled to meet the following evening and hold hearings on: New development at the Public Storage facility at 1120 Second St., a site that includes the landmarked Municipal Incinerator building; a home designed by noted architect Bernard Maybeck at 1300 Martin Luther King Jr. Way; the addition of an electrical room to the landmarked Webb Building at 1987 Ashby Ave.; and a proposal to alter the building at 2114 Center St. for a food service tenant. 

That meeting, also held in the North Berkeley Senior Center, begins at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.