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.

Accessory Dwelling Unit Regulations

Description: Amendments to the City’s existing Accessory Dwelling Unit regulations (Section 17.50.275 of the Zoning Code)   A brochure with summarized information on the Accessory Dwelling Units ordinance is now available.  Click HERE to view the brochure.  

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Marijuana Regulations

COMMERCIAL CANNABIS FAQs   Q:  What were the results of Ballot Measure CC and Ballot Measure DD? A:  On June 5, 2018, Pasadena voters approved Ballot Measures CC and DD.  Measure CC allows a limited number of cannabis (marijuana) retailers, cultivators, and testing labs to operate within specific zoning areas in the City.  Measure DD… Read More »

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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: Martin Potter, Associate Planner (626) 744-6710 mpotter@cityofpasadena.net Project Description: The proposed project is an eight-phase Master Plan to allow new construction totaling approximately 217,300 square feet and demolition of existing buildings totaling 250,076 square feet at Huntington Memorial Hospital (“Hospital”). The… 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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