The proposed redevelopment of 460 South Arroyo Boulevard in Pasadena includes the relocation of an existing mid-century modern single-story retail building in order to allow for the development of a new 65-unit multi-family housing component.  The project site is located in one of Pasadena's Transit Oriented Districts which promotes walk-ability and requires all new development to consider mixed use.   As such, the client requested that the existing structure remain as the retail portion for the project and design inspiration for the new housing component.  Because of site constraints, cautious attention is given to address parking, required outdoor space, and design compatibility with the historic resource, all while providing increased density with additional affordable housing units.  As a result, concessions and zoning variances are required to maintain the context of the existing resource and allow for the increased density.

Our approach to the project is two-fold: disassemble, relocate and rebuild the existing mid-century modern retail building and design the new 65-unit housing block as the backdrop to the original structure.  The new development will include 169 parking stalls including in 2 1/2 levels of subterranean parking, 5,300 SF of new retail space, and a roof top residential courtyard with activity room.  The housing units are a mix of studios, one bedrooms and two bedrooms, each with private outdoors decks or balconies to take advantage of the spectacular views.  The project is currently in the entitlement phase with an expected ground breaking set for 2019.

PRINCIPAL | Dale Brown

DESIGN LEAD | Daniel Sanchez