Colorado at Lake

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Pasadena, City of (City of Pasadena)
Document Title
Colorado at Lake
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
The project site is currently occupied with the former Constance Hotel, one-story retail and restaurant uses, and a two-story Bank of America branch with drive-up tellers. A two-story parking structure is also located on the property. This parking structure serves the current retail tenants. All properties are zoned CD5-AD2. The site is in the Central District Specific Plan Area and in an Alcohol Density Overlay district. In accordance with the Central District Specific Plan, E. Colorado Boulevard is designated as a Main Commercial Boulevard and as a multimodal corridor and S. Lake Ave is designated as a Multimodal Corridor with Commercial Character.

Document Description
The proposed project involves the renovation of the 65,570 sf existing former hotel (originally constructed as the Constance Hotel in 1926 and formerly occupied as the Pasadena Manor retirement home), including 3,700 sf of basement, demolition of existing commercial uses and new development of additional hotel rooms, restaurant, office, retail, and limited (five units) residential uses. The three-phased development would renovate the existing structure to provide 136 hotel rooms in the initial phase and add 20 new hotel rooms and 5 residential units as an addition to the existing structure. The project includes an office component (103,410 sf) and retail/commercial and restaurant space (60,271 sf). New buildings would be of Type 1 and Type ll B construction (existing hotel is Type ll B construction) and vary in height up to six stories and 90 feet. The former Constance Hotel building will be renovated and retained within the project. All other existing structures will be removed to accommodate the project. The bank use, and possibly some of the existing retail/restaurant tenants, will also be included within the project. Total development would be approximately 261,305 gross sf (including the 65,750 sf renovated former hotel), resulting in a total Floor Area Ration (FAR) of 2.91:1, consistent with allowable FAR of 3:1 for seven of the eight site lots, and 2.75:1 for the remaining lot.

Contact Information
John Steinmeyer
City of Pasadena Planning Division
175 N. Garfield Avenue P.O. Box 7115
Pasadena, CA 91101-1704

Phone : (626) 744-6880


34°08'43.92"N 118°07'53.16"W
Los Angeles
Cross Streets
South Mentor Ave and South Lake Avenue
Total Acres
Parcel #
5735-006-031 & 032
State Highways
Hwy 210, 110 & 134
Metro Gold Line
McKinley, Jefferson, Marathon, Marshall

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Residential (5 Units) Office (103,410 Sq. Ft.) Commercial (60,271 Sq. Ft.) Other (156 Hotel Rooms)
Local Action
Site Plan Use Permit Other Action Other Action: CUP, Variances
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Noise Sewer Capacity Traffic/Circulation Water Supply Growth Inducing Cumulative Effects Other Other Issues: Global Climate Change
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 7 California Highway Patrol California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region 4 Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Office of Historic Preservation Resources Agency California Native American Heritage Commission

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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