Conditional Use Permit #6577 (Annandale Canyon Open Space Trail Access Improvement Project)

1410 Wierfield Drive, Pasadena, California 91105 (generally west/northwest of Wierfield Drive; APN: 5707-016-912, and portions of up to 27 parcels)


The applicant, City of Pasadena Department of Public Works, has submitted a Conditional Use Permit application to allow the establishment of a ‘Park and Recreation Facility’ land use in order to facilitate pedestrian access to Annandale Canyon (‘Annandale Canyon Open Space Trail Access Improvement Project’).  The project includes a parking lot for six cars at the end of Wierfield Drive, a trailhead, a trail, and an observation point.  The parking lot would be paved with crushed aggregate, except for the one Americans with Disabilities Act space which would be concrete.  The trailhead would include informational signage, a bench, a combination trash/recycling receptacle, a series of boulders along both sides of the parking lot, and a security gate to prevent vehicle access after-hours.  A Conditional Use Permit is required for a ‘Park and Recreation Facility’ in the OS (Open Space) and RS-2 (Residential, Single-Family) zoning districts.


Environmental Determination: An Initial Study was prepared for the project and concluded that there will be less than significant impacts on the environment with the incorporation of mitigation measures; a Mitigated Negative Declaration has therefore been prepared.  Possible impacts on Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Geology and Soils, Recreation, and Tribal Cultural Resources were identified in the Initial Environmental Study.  The Hearing Officer will take comment on the proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration.

Comments on the Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration may be received in writing between Wednesday, April 14, 2021 and Wednesday, May 5, 2021 and at the public hearing.  Written documents can be sent to David Sinclair at  Any interested party or their representative may comment on the project.  If you wish to challenge this matter in court you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or written correspondence delivered to the hearing body, at or prior to the public hearing.

Initial Study
Project Plans
Notice of Intent


Date:   Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Time:   5:30 pm

Place: Please see the Hearing Officer agenda for instructions on how to access the meeting via webcast. The meeting agenda will be posted on April 30, 2021 at

CASE MANAGER: David Sinclair, Senior Planner