A year and a half ago we profiled Pasadena’s Central District Specific Plan as a model for visionary urban planning. A year or so later the city welcomes Westgate Pasadena, some of the fruits from that labor, in the form of a 12-acre urban village emerging from currently abandoned brownfield industrial buildings and parking lots.
Located right at a transit station, the award-winning three-block development consists of 22,000 s.f. of retail and 820 new condos and apartments, 110 of them affordable – the most in a market-rate project in the City’s history.
Look for Westgate to be green as well, since on March 13, 2006, the city passed a green building ordinance requiring the following to be LEED certified:
– All city buildings with 5000 s.f. or more of new construction.
– Non-residential buildings with 25,000 s.f. or more of new construction.
– Mixed-use and multi-family residential buildings that are four or more stories.