Landmarks Commission Agenda

By Riya Bhattacharjee
Tuesday September 04, 2007

The Berkeley Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) will meet Thursday at a new time and with a new secretary. 

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center, 1901 Hearst Ave. 

The board will review the draft environmental impact report for Biofuels Oasis at 1441 Ashby Ave. At an earlier meeting the board passed up landmarking the building. 


Other items 

• The board will continue the request permit for structural alteration of the Amy and Frederick Corkill House at 2611 Ashby Ave., perhaps with the addition of a subcommittee to start looking at the project. 

• The board will conduct a public hearing before they vote to designate the Cambridge Apartments at 2500 Durant Ave. as a city landmark. The property had first appeared before the LPC on June 5. 

• The board will review plans to remove the rear portion of an existing seminary chapel at 2452 Ridge Road in order to construct a new assembly area which will be connected to the remaining front portion of the chapel.  

Since the removal will affect more than 50 percent of the exterior walls and roof, it is considered as “demolition” under the zoning ordinance. The ordinance requires the LPC to review any proposal to demolish a non-residential building which is more than forty years old. 

However, since this is a church building, it does not fall under local land use law for landmarking status.