Pasadena’s Department of Planning and Community Development on Thursday will host the eighth and last in a series of “Getting Specific” community workshops, as part of “Our Pasadena – Putting the Plan in Motion,” the citywide program to implement Pasadena’s General Plan.
The department has specified a new venue from that previously announced when the series started in May. Instead of the Pasadena Christian Church on Altadena Drive, Thursday’s workshop will be held at the Pasadena City Church at 2588 East Colorado Blvd., from 6 to 8 p.m.
According to the Our Pasadena program, the Lamanda Park Specific Plan, a new plan created from portions of the existing East Colorado and East Pasadena Specific Plan areas, envisions Lamanda Park as being uniquely suited for the incubation of new start-up businesses, including creative technology, medical, research and development, and light industrial activities.
Lamanda Park, a neighborhood bordered roughly by the Foothill Blvd. to the north, Del Mar Blvd. to the south, the Eaton Wash to the east and Allen Avenue to the west, is near Caltech and other academic institutions in Pasadena.
In the Our Pasadena mapping, the Lamanda Park Specific Plan is centered between the East Pasadena Specific Plan area and the East Colorado Blvd. Specific Plan area.
The City started the “Getting Specific” community workshops in May to gather as much community input as possible in order to guide the Planning Department and other City departments as they work to fine-tune the General Plan.
For this particular meeting, community members within and outside the Lamanda Park neighborhood are encouraged to attend and share their ideas that could help shape the future for this particular area.
“These community workshops are at the heart of what “Our Pasadena” is all about – creating Specific Plans that reflect the unique qualities of our distinct neighborhoods,” Planning Director David Reyes said when the series started.
For more information about Our Pasadena and the specific plans, visit www.OurPasadena.org.