Conditional Use Permit #6863 (Viña Vieja Park Pickleball Courts Project)

3026 E. Orange Grove Boulevard, Pasadena, California 91107


The applicant, City of Pasadena Department of Public Works, has submitted a Conditional Use Permit application to allow the expansion of a ‘Park and Recreation Facility’ land use  (Viña Vieja Park) in order to facilitate the construction of pickleball courts in an undeveloped area (~2.5 acres) south of the existing ~7.5 acre park.  The Project proposes construction of 12 pickleball courts (two of which would be adaptive/wheelchair-accessible), an approximately 900 square-foot restroom and storage building, and a warm-up and practice court, along with an 89-space parking lot accessed from the existing Viña Vieja Park parking lot.  Additional amenities include benches, picnic tables, shade canopies, drinking fountains, bike racks, lighting, trash receptacles, and landscaping.  Vehicular, pedestrian, and bicyclist access to Viña Vieja Park, and the new pickleball courts, will continue to be from E. Orange Grove Boulevard to the north; and pedestrian and bicyclist access will continue to be from a gated entrance at the corner of Avocado Avenue and Las Lunas Street to the east.  A Conditional Use Permit is required for the expansion of a ‘Park and Recreation Facility’ in the OS (Open Space) zoning district.


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, and Recreation 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 28, 2021 and Wednesday, May 19, 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.

Notice of Intent


Date:   Wednesday, May 19, 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 May 14, 2021 at

CASE MANAGER: David Sinclair, Senior Planner