Pasadena Heritage ‘Mansionization’ Meeting on March 14

Pasadena Heritage will host a community meeting on Wednesday, March 14, to discuss “mansionization” and to introduce the upcoming Specific Plan process that will be launched by the city of Pasadena. The meeting, which is open to the general public, will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Lake Avenue Church (393 N. Lake Ave.). Free parking is available immediately west of the church, off Maple Avenue. The meeting is free but registration is required because of limited space.
Participate Pasadena is a community engagement initiative of the local historic preservation nonprofit Pasadena Heritage. Extending from the organization’s work to identify and preserve historic neighborhoods and buildings, this initiative aims to connect with residents and capture their concerns about and ideas for Pasadena’s built environment and community character in general.
“The meeting will focus on mansionization in non-hillside Pasadena neighborhoods that do not have Landmark District designation,” a Pasadena Heritage spokesperson said. “Large, new single-family homes and major remodels have been on the upswing and can change the character and scale of residential streets and neighborhoods. The city of Pasadena is in the process of drafting new regulations on single-family construction, and information gathered at this meeting will provide constructive input. The evening’s agenda also includes an introduction to the city’s upcoming Specific Plan process where eight areas of the city are targeted to receive special consideration under the recently updated General Plan.”
Pasadena Heritage welcomed more than 130 participants to its kick-off Participate Pasadena meeting last September. After a brief introduction, attendees chose one of four discussion groups and offered comments and questions to the facilitators. Many participants visited more than one break-out group, and comments were recorded in each session’s notes. All input has been documented and will be part of a report being prepared for City Council and other decision-makers.
To register for the March 14 meeting, visit pasadenaheritage.org/participate.
Donations will be accepted to support this effort.

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