Central Park Apartments

86 S. Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena, CA


The applicant, Architectural Resources Group, Inc., has submitted an application for Concept Design Review to allow the redevelopment of an existing surface parking lot with the construction of a new 6-story plus mezzanine, approximately 93,355 gross square-foot mixed-use development, with approximately 11,400 square feet of commercial/retail uses (including 4 work/live units) and 84 apartments over four levels of subterranean parking.  The Proposed Project would have a floor area ratio (FAR) of 2.89:1 and would provide a total of 195 (158 residential and 37 commercial) parking spaces, including replacement of existing parking serving the adjacent Green Hotel Apartments building. The site is located within the CD-1 (Central District Specific Plan, Old Pasadena Subdistrict) zoning district and designated High Mixed Use in the General Plan Land Use Diagram.


A Sustainable Communities Environmental Assessment (SCEA) was prepared and concluded that the proposed Project could have a significant effect on the environment; however, with inclusion of mitigation measures, these potential impacts related to Cultural Resources, Noise, and Tribal Cultural Resources would be reduced to a less than significant level.



City Council approval is needed for adoption of the SCEA. Subsequently, Design Review (per Pasadena Municipal Code § 17.61.030) is needed for approval of the Project. The Design Review public hearing for consideration of the Project has not been set at this time, additional public notices will be distributed once the hearing is scheduled.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council will hold a public hearing to receive testimonies, oral and written, and make a determination on the SCEA.



Date:     Monday, January 24, 2022

Time:     4:30 PM

Place:    This electronic meeting may be viewed with captions and the opportunity to submit public comment via the following websites: www.pasadenamedia.org   or www.cityofpasadena.net/commissions/agendas

All interested persons may submit correspondence to correspondence@cityofpasadena.net prior to the start of the meeting. Members of the public may provide live public comment by submitting an online speaker card form at the following webpage: www.cityofpasadena.net/city-clerk/public-comment; or by calling the City Clerk’s Office at (626) 744-4124. For information on how to provide live public comment, please refer to the posted agenda for additional details and instructions.


MAILING ADDRESS: Planning & Community Development Department, Planning Division, Design & Historic Preservation Section, 175 North Garfield Avenue, Pasadena, California, 91101

CASE MANAGER: Kevin Johnson, Principal Planner
EMAIL: kevinjohnson@cityofpasadena.net