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, April 11, 2022

Time:     5:00 PM

Place:    Council Chambers, 100 North Garfield Avenue, Pasadena CA, unless State emergency/local social distancing measures in effect; please refer to agenda when posted as to whether hearing will be held electronically and/or in person.

All interested persons may submit correspondence to correspondence@cityofpasadena.net prior to the start of the meeting. For information on how to provide live public comment, please refer to the meeting agenda when posted for additional details and instructions. If you challenge the matter in Court, you may be limited to raising those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing, or in written correspondence sent to the Council or the case planner at, or prior to, the public hearing.

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