Planned Development #40

444 North Fair Oaks Avenue and 425 North Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, CA


The applicant, Summerhill Apartment Communities Investments, LLC, has submitted an application to allow the establishment of a Planned Development zoning district with 206 new multi-family residential units on two adjacent parcels: 444 N. Fair Oaks Ave (Parcel A) and 425 N. Raymond Ave (Parcel B). The proposed multi-family development is 213,826 square feet of floor area and consists of two, three- to five story buildings with 199 units on Parcel A; and three, two- to three-story buildings with a total of seven courtyard units on Parcel B. Parking for the project would be in a two-level underground parking garage located under Parcel A. Parcel A is currently occupied by an existing commercial hardware center and building materials supply company, and Parcel B is occupied by a three-story multi-family residential building with seven units. All of the existing improvements on both parcels would be removed. The project requires reclassification of the project site from FGSP-C-3B (Fair Oaks/Orange Grove Specific Plan – Limited Commercial District 3, Subdistrict “b”) and RM-12 (Multi-Family Residential) zoning districts to the PD (Planned Development) zoning district, and the adoption of a PD Plan. A PD Plan establishes the applicable land use and development requirements.



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 Cultural Resources, Hazardous Materials, Vibration, and Tribal Cultural Resources were identified in the Initial Study.

Comments on the Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration may be received in writing until Thursday, December 9, 2021; and in writing at future public hearings considering these documents. Please submit comments in writing by 5:00 PM on November 24, 2021, to the attention of Beilin Yu, Senior Planner, Planning & Community Development Department, Planning Division, Current Planning Section, 175 North Garfield Avenue, Pasadena, California, 91101; or via email to If you wish to challenge the Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration in court, you may be limited to raising those issues that your or someone else raised at any public hearing where these documents were considered.



City Council approval is needed for adoption of the Initial Study (IS) and Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) and approval of the Project and a Planning Commission public hearing is needed for a recommendation to the City Council on the IS/MND and the Project. As neither public hearing has been set at this time, additional public notices will be distributed once those hearings are scheduled. However, the IS/MND and Project will be presented as an information item to the Planning Commission at 6:30 PM on November 17, 2021.  Please see the Planning Commission agenda for instructions on how to access the meeting via webcast. The meeting agenda will be posted on November 12, 2021 at

CASE MANAGER: Beilin Yu, Senior Planner
PHONE: (626) 744-6726