City Workshop Focuses on the Future of the Fair Oaks/ Orange Grove Neighborhood

Published : Wednesday, July 11, 2018 | 4:24 PM

The City of Pasadena is hosting a workshop Thursday, July 12, on the Fair Oaks/Orange Grove Specific Plan, which envisions the area evolving into a more active, pedestrian-oriented neighborhood containing a mix of uses and pedestrian amenities to serve nearby residential neighborhoods and institutional uses.

The workshop will be conducted at the Fair Oaks Renaissance Plaza Community Room 649 North Fair Oaks Avenue, #203 in Pasadena, from 6 to 8 p.m.

This is the sixth in a series of eight workshops on specific plans that apply to eight development areas of Pasadena.

The series started after the City launched the “Our Pasadena – Putting the Plan in Motion” program in March.

“Our Pasadena” is a three-year effort to update all of Pasadena’s Specific Plans and the Zoning Code, considered to be a major step toward implementation of the City’s recently updated General Plan which guides Pasadena’s future growth and development.

Thursday’s workshop will address the Fair Oaks/Orange Grove area’s unique characteristics, needs, and challenges. The area’s specific plan centers on promoting the adaptive reuse of existing residential and commercial buildings to emphasize the historic uniqueness of the plan area and foster a greater sense of community.

The Fair Oaks/Orange Grove Specific Plan area encompasses approximately 171 acres within Northwest Pasadena and consists of three separate districts: La Pintoresca Neighborhood Corridor District, Robinson Park District, and Renaissance Commercial District.

During the workshop, there will be a brief introduction followed by break-out sessions where participants can discuss issues, voice concerns, ask questions, and provide comments.

This July, two more Our Pasadena community workshops will be held, one for the East Colorado Specific Plan on July 17, and another on July 26 for the Lamanda Park Specific Plan.

More information about the workshops can be found on the Our Pasadena website,

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