A specific plan is a document designed to implement the goals and policies of the General Plan. Existing specific plans have been prepared for the eight areas identified below.
The City is pleased to announce the launch of Our Pasadena – Putting the Plan in Motion. This highly anticipated program is a major step toward implementation of the City’s recently updated General Plan that was adopted in 2015.
Our Pasadena will focus on implementation—updating Pasadena’s Zoning Code and establishing neighborhood-specific design and land-use goals for the City’s eight Specific Plans. For more information, visit our website at ourpasadena.org.
East Colorado Boulevard
The East Colorado Boulevard Specific Plan was created to encourage vibrant mix of land uses, a unified streetscape and a series of distinctive places along a portion of Colorado Boulevard, approximately 3 miles in length, extending eastward from Catalina Avenue to the eastern City limits at Sycamore Avenue. It is comprised of six sub-areas (i.e. Mid-City sub-area, College District sub-area, Gold Line sub-area, Route 66 sub-area, Lamanda Park sub-area, and Chihuahuita sub-area).
East Pasadena is a major regional retail area and provides jobs, goods, and services to the City. The East Pasadena Specific Plan focuses on facilitating the expansion of existing businesses and development of new businesses to provide additional employment opportunities for Pasadena residents, as well as the addition of new housing opportunities to enable residents to live close to jobs and transit.
Fair Oaks/Orange Grove
The Fair Oaks/Orange Grove Specific Plan is designed to enhance the quality of life for the Fair Oaks/Orange Grove community, reestablishing it as a lively focal point in the City. Through planning and urban design concepts, the Plan provides for the creation of a pedestrian- and transit-oriented community supporting businesses and residential uses in the area.
The vision for the Lincoln Avenue Specific Plan is to re-purpose the Lincoln Avenue corridor from an industrial and limited commercial area into a vibrant neighborhood-oriented district, with new housing options and a complement of local-serving retail and service businesses, office spaces, and community uses, all tied together with public improvements that create a vibrant and enjoyable pedestrian environment.