New Building Proposed for Medical Corridor Near Huntington Hospital

Published : Monday, May 13, 2019 | 4:50 AM

Pasadena’s Design Commission will hear initial plans Tuesday for a proposal to construct a new four-story 38,957-square-foot medical office building at 650 S. Raymond Avenue, a few blocks away from Huntington Hospital.

The site is currently occupied by a non-historic one-story light industrial building built in 1965, which is proposed to be demolished, according to a report by the Pasadena Department of Planning and Community Development.

The current tenant is Silver Birches, a floral design company.

The project is currently under the Preliminary Consultation phase of the City’s project approval process.

Silver Birches, a floral design company, currently occupies this building at the 650 S. Raymond Avenue site..

The building, which as proposed would have more than 3,300 square feet of ground-floor commercial space and five levels of subterranean parking for 125 vehicles, is proposed to be of a contemporary design “intended to create a dialogue with an adjacent newer medical office building,” the Planning Department’s report said.

The site, located at the southeast corner of S. Raymond Avenue and Pico Street, is within the South Fair Oaks Specific Plan area and in the Industrial General Zoning District.

The building that’s currently onsite is occupied by popular Pasadena florist Silver Birches, which also lists event design and production, interior design, architecture, and furniture design and fabrication among their services.

The site is located on the same block as Fillmore Gold Line Station and is just 200 yards east of Huntington Hospital.

Tuesday’s Design Commission meeting will be held at the City Council Chambers, Room S249 at the Pasadena City Hall.

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