Active Projects

Community Planning Section is responsible for reviewing and processing a variety of projects, including Zoning Code and Map Amendments, General Plan Implementation, General Plan Text and Map Amendment, Specific Plan and Master Plan amendments and updates.

ArtCenter College of Design Master Plan

ARTCENTER COLLEGE OF DESIGN MASTER PLAN Update (December 11, 2017): The comment period to receive comments on the Draft EIR has been extended one week, from Monday, December 11, 2017 to Monday, December 18, 2017. Project Address:   South Campus: 870, 888, 950, and 988 South Raymond Avenue and 1111 South Arroyo Parkway Hillside Campus: 1700… Read More

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Short-Term Rental Regulations

“`Over the last several years, the availability of short term rentals has increased significantly. The global number of homes listed for short-term rental has grown to about 4 million, which represents a 13-fold increase within the last five years. As a result, staff has heard from members of the community on both sides of the… Read More

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Accessory Dwelling Unit Regulations

Description: Amendments to the City’s existing Accessory Dwelling Unit regulations (Section 17.50.275 of the Zoning Code)     UPCOMING COMMUNITY MEETINGS Topic: Potential changes to the City’s existing accessory dwelling unit regulations Meeting Details: Meeting #1: Tuesday October 17, 2017 (6:00pm – 7:45pm) at Jackie Robinson Center Auditorium – 1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave. Meeting #2:… Read More

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Marijuana Regulations

Address:     Citywide Case Planner:   Perry Banner, Contract Planner (626) 744-6743 PBan-Contractor@cityofpasadena.net Description:  Potential revisions to the City’s existing marijuana regulations (Chapter 8.77 of the City’s Municipal Code)

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William Carey International University Master Plan Amendment

Address:     1539 E. Howard Street Case Planner:   Natue Sheppard, Associate Planner (626) 744-7527 nsheppard@cityofpasadena.net Description:  Amendment to the existing master plan for William Carey International University to replace and enhance existing academic facility, including an addition to the existing elementary school facilities.

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Mansionization – Phase 2

Address:     Citywide Case Planner:   Martin Potter, Associate Planner (626) 744-6710 mpotter@cityofpasadena.net Description:  Amendment to the existing master plan for William Carey International University to replace and enhance existing academic facility, including addition to the existing elementary school facilities.

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Polytechnic School Master Plan

Address:     1030 E. California Boulevard Case Planner:   Joanne Hwang, Planner (626) 744-7309 jhwang@cityofpasadena.net Description:  New 15-year master plan for Polytechnic School to increase the student enrollment and to replace the existing gym with a new facility.

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Housing Element Implementation – On Going

Housing Element Implementation Address:              Citywide Case Planner:     Joanne Hwang, Planner | (626) 744-7309 | jhwang@cityofpasadena.net Description:        On-going monitoring of the Housing Element

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Fuller Seminary Master Plan Amendment

Fuller Seminary Master Plan Amendment Address:              135 N. Oakland Avenue Case Planner:     David Sinclair, Senior Planner, (626) 744-6766 dsinclair@cityofpasadena.net Description:        Amendment to the existing master plan for Fuller Seminary, which includes modification to the plan boundaries of the previously approved Master Plan to exclude several parcels that are no longer owned by Fuller and exclude… Read More

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Update of All Eight Specific Plans – General Plan Implementation

Update of All Eight Specific Plan – General Plan Implementation Address:              Citywide Case Planner:     Anita Cerna, Senior Planner | (626) 744-6767 | acerna@cityofpasadena.net Description:        Update of all eight existing specific plans to align with the recently updated General Plan

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Huntington Memorial Hospital Master Plan Amendment

HUNTINGTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL MASTER PLAN AMENDMENT Project Address 100 W. California Blvd. Case Manager Joanne Hwang, Planner (626) 744-7309 jhwang@cityofpasadena.net Project Description: Amendment to the existing master plan for Huntington Memorial Hospital, which includes the reconfiguration of the plan’s boundary area, rehabilitation, demolition, and new construction that will occur in phases over the next 20… Read More

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Mansionization: Phase 3 – Approved June 19, 2017

Mansionization: Phase 3 – Approved June 19, 2017 Address:              Hillside Overlay District Case Planner:     Martin Potter, Associate Planner | (626) 744-6710 | mpotter@cityofpasadena.net Description:        Amendments to the existing regulations to address neighborhood compatibility issues (“mansionization”) in Hillside Overlay Districts (HD, HDSR, HD-1 Zoning Districts).

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Mansionization: Phase 1 – Approved October 10, 2016

Mansionization: Phase 1 – Approved October 10, 2016 Address:              Lower Hastings Case Planner:     Martin Potter, Associate Planner | (626) 744-6710 | mpotter@cityofpasadena.net Description:        Amendments to the existing regulations to address neighborhood compatibility issues (“mansionization”) in Lower Hastings neighborhood (ND Zoning District).

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Transit-Oriented Development Regulations – Approved September 19, 2016

Transit-Oriented Development Regulations – Approved September 19, 2016 Address:              Citywide Case Planner:     Joanne Hwang, Planner | (626) 744-7309 | jhwang@cityofpasadena.net Description:        Amendments to the City’s existing Transit-Oriented Development regulations (Section 17.50.340) to further promote the City’s goals and policies of reducing vehicle trips and encouraging transit use

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Public Art Regulations – Approved September 19, 2016

Public Art Regulations – Approved September 19, 2016 Address:              Citywide Case Planner:     Arthi Varma, Principal Planner | (626) 744-6792 | avarma@cityofpasadena.net Description:        Amendments to the City’s existing Public Art regulations (Section 17.40.100) to bring consistency between the Zoning Code and the existing Public Art Program Guidelines for new private development

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General Plan Update – Approved August 18, 2015

General Plan Update – Approved August 18, 2015 Address:              Citywide Case Planner:     Arthi Varma, Principal Planner | (626) 744-6792 | avarma@cityofpasadena.net Description:        Comprehensive update to the City’s General Plan, including updates to the Land Use Element and Mobility Element as well as retiring of six optional elements: Public Facilities, Social Development, Cultural and Recreational, Economic Development and… Read More

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Residential Care Facilities with Six or Fewer Persons, Transitional, and Supportive Housing Regulations – Approved January 30, 2017

Residential Care Facilities with Six or Fewer Persons, Transitional, and Supportive Housing Regulations – Approved January 30, 2017 Address:              Citywide Case Planner:     Joanne Hwang, Planner | (626) 744-7309 | jhwang@cityofpasadena.net Description:        Amendment to the City’s Zoning Code related to residential care facilities with six or fewer persons, transitional and supportive housing to comply with the State… Read More

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South Fair Oaks Specific Plan Amendment – Approved January 25, 2016

South Fair Oaks Specific Plan Amendment – Approved January 25, 2016 Address:              South Fair Oaks Specific Plan Area Case Planner:     Joanne Hwang, Planner, (626) 744-7309, jhwang@cityofpasadena.net Description:        Amendment of the South Fair Oaks Specific Plan to allow “Hospital” uses with a Conditional Use Permit

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Hillsides Master Plan – Approved July 20, 2015

Hillsides Master Plan – Approved July 20, 2015 Address: 940 Avenue 64 Case Planner: Joanne Hwang, Planner, (626) 744-7309, jhwang@cityofpasadena.net Description: A new 10-year master plan for Hillsides to increase the quality of care provided by improving the existing facilities and parking while maintaining the existing enrollment and services.

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La Salle High School Master Plan – Approved September 19, 2016

La Salle High School Master Plan – Approved September 19, 2016 Address:              3880 E. Sierra Madre Boulevard Case Planner:     David Sinclair, Senior Planner, (626) 744-6766 dsinclair@cityofpasadena.net Description:        A new 15-year master plan for La Salle High School to improve the existing facilities by adding new athletic and performing arts facilities.

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