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Applications for the Former 710 Stub Working Group Are Now Online

Published on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 | 5:47 am

The City has posted applications for local residents wishing to sit on the 710 stub working group.

The group will address future uses of the recently acquired former 710 freeway right-of-way “stub” property in West Pasadena.

More than 50 years ago, Caltrans seized hundreds of homes in southwestern Pasadena, the city of South Pasadena and the Los Angeles neighborhood of El Sereno through eminent domain in what ultimately became a failed effort to connect the Long Beach 710 and Foothill 210 freeways.

After decades, Caltrans voted unanimously to approve relinquishment of the 710 stub back to Pasadena in June.

The vote came after decades of uncertainty regarding the future of the 710 extension, and marked a historic moment in the City’s long-sought goal of re-envisioning and rebuilding what was once an integral and vibrant part of Pasadena.

The group will be comprised of 13 members as follows:

Each council member will make one appointment and Mayor Victor Gordo will appoint two residents to the group. The City Council will also appoint four at large members. At least two of the members shall be descendants of a resident or community member that was displaced by the proposed 710 Freeway expansion (consideration may also be given to displacement due to 210 Freeway).

Council members may, but are not required to, consider the background/profession/education of members of possible appointments in Urban Design/Planning/Architecture; Historic Preservation; Landscape Architecture/Open Space; Transportation Planning; Outdoor/Childhood Education; Economic Development; Development/Real Estate Finance Engineering/Construction; Housing; and Community Advocacy.

Applications are available here.

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