Round Two of "Our Pasadena" Planning Workshops Set to Begin

Published : Saturday, January 5, 2019 | 2:54 AM

The City of Pasadena has announced a second round of community workshops for January, focused on concept ideas for specific plan areas identified in the General Plan.

The recently updated General Plan for future city growth, development and investment established an “Our Pasadena” program to guide its application around the city.

Among the specific plan areas identified are: Central District, East Colorado, East Pasadena, Fair Oaks/Orange Grove, Lamanda Park, Lincoln Avenue, North Lake and South Fair Oaks.

The ideas to be considered were hatched by the City’s Department of Planning and Community Development. The idea is that citizen input help refine the concept ideas for the specific plans, according to the department.

The research phase started in 2017 and ran through the middle of last year. The present community engagement and plan development phase will run until next year. The adoption and implementation phase will unfold from 2020 to 2021.

The Planning Department held eight community workshops during last year’s first round.

The second round begins with the East Pasadena Specific Plan workshop on Jan. 24, at the Pasadena City College (PCC) satellite campus, 3035 East Foothill Blvd. Start time is 6 p.m.

On Jan. 31, the East Colorado Specific Plan Workshop will be held on PCC’s main campus at 1570 E. Colorado Blvd., from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Additionally, community members can join a walking tour of Lincoln Avenue, hosted by District 1 Councilmember Tyron Hampton and the Planning Department, on Jan. 12.

The tour represents an opportunity for the community to become familiarized with the Lincoln Avenue Specific Plan in a pedestrian manner and to contribute their input.

The walking tour begins 9 a.m., in the parking lot at John Muir High School off Idaho Street. The tour will head north to Toolen Place, then south, looping at Del Monte Street before returning to the starting point at about 10:30 a.m., for an ensuing chat.

Participants are advised to bring a hat and water and wear comfortable walking shoes.

Upcoming dates for community workshops will be announced on the Our Pasadena website, www.ourpasadena.org.

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