Commission to Review New Lincoln Avenue Residential Development at Site of Former Long-Time Liquor Store

Published : Tuesday, February 26, 2019 | 5:44 AM

A residential/commercial complex intended for development at 1435 Lincoln Avenue in Pasadena is up for consideration by the City Feb. 26.

Pasadena’s Design Commission will review plans for a three-story mixed-use development on the space currently occupied by a liquor store, a car repair shop, and a small storage building.

The project is currently under the Concept Design Review phase of the City’s approval process.

A staff report by Planning and Community Development Director David Reyes revealed that the project applicant, Torrance-based FM Marketing and Properties, LLC, proposes to build three attached building arranged in a U-shaped pattern, with a central motor court, eight residential units, and 4,027 square feet of commercial space on the property.

The project’s primary frontage will be facing Lincoln Avenue, with the central motor court accessed from a driveway at the north side of the property, and subterranean parking accessed from a southern driveway.

The existing properties would be demolished by as part of the proposal, according to the report.

No protected trees are on site.

Properties surrounding the project site include one- to two-story commercial and light industrial buildings and surface parking lots to the north, south and east of the site facing Lincoln Avenue, with one- and two-story, low-density residential buildings to the west. Cleveland Elementary School is southwest of the property, with secondary vehicular access from Palisade Street.

The Planning Department said the project features a contemporary design with flat roofs, articulated massing, and an exterior of metal panels. Though the surroundings of 1435 Lincoln are a mix of light industrial uses and single-family dwellings, the staff report anticipates that the proposed development may be indicative of future area growth.

Staff is recommending approval of the application since most of the primary issues identified during previous hearings have been addressed in the applicant’s revised plans.

The project is estimated to be completed within eight months, the staff report said.

Tuesday’s Design Commission meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at the City Council Chambers, Room S249 at the Pasadena City Hall.

blog comments powered by Disqus