Design Commission Looks at Plans for Four-Story Development That Would Demolish Six Existing Buildings

Published : Monday, July 8, 2019 | 4:41 AM

Pasadena’s Design Commission will continue City considerations Tuesday of a proposal to build a new four-story, 46-unit multi-family residential development at 745 through 765 N. Orange Grove Blvd., with 138 subterranean parking spaces and 10,000 square feet of commercial space.

According to a staff report from the Department of Planning and Community Development, the project site is a 52,676 square-foot rectangle-shaped area located at the northeast corner of the intersection of North Orange Grove Blvd. and Lincoln Avenue.

Two non-historic residential buildings and four non-historic industrial buildings, including a former service station, are currently on the site. All of these structures are proposed to be demolished.

Four trees are located on the site, two of which are not protected and are proposed to be removed, the report said.

Planning Director David Reyes is recommending approval of the project’s Concept Design Review although he listed a number of conditions that need to be fulfilled during Final Design Review, the next step in the project approval process.

The Design Commission also made comments about the project when it reviewed an application for Preliminary Consultation in August 2018. In response, the project’s design team had submitted plan revisions addressing those comments, according to the staff report.

Once the conditions of approval are implemented, the project will be consistent with applicable guidelines, the report said.

The Pasadena Design Commission will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the City Council Chamber, Room S249 at City Hall.

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