Reuse of the Desiderio Army Reserve Center

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Pasadena
Document Title
Reuse of the Desiderio Army Reserve Center
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
WGSP-2 / West Gateway Specific Plan

Document Description
The 5.1-acre site was formerly the grounds and recreation area of the Vista del Arroyo Hotel and Resort complex built in 1903. The hotel property was acquired by the US War Department in 1943 and the Desiderio USARC was built on the western lot in 1956. The Desiderio Hall building and OMS are eligible for the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) under Criterion C as an excellent and rare example of an unmodified Reisner & Urbahn design for USARCs. The proposed project includes two primary components, a 3.87-acre city park, and nine single-family detached bungalow homes in a courtyard formation. The southeast portion of the site would be developed into nine bungalow homes by Habitat for Humanity encompassing a total of 1.29 acres. The bungalows would be sold at affordable prices to families that earn up to 80 percent of the area median income.

Contact Information
Laura Dahl
City of Pasadena
Lead/Public Agency
175 North Garfield Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91109

Phone : (626) 744-6767


34°8'37.98"N 118°9'51.75"W
Los Angeles
Cross Streets
Westminster Drive & Arroyo Blvd
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Hwy 134, 210
Metro Gold Line
Arroyo Channel

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Residential (Units 9, Acres 1.29) Recreational (3.825)
Local Action
Planned Unit Development Land Division (Subdivision, etc.) Design Review
Project Issues
Cultural Resources Cumulative Effects Hazards & Hazardous Materials Noise Transportation
Reviewing Agencies
Cal Fire California Air Resources Board (ARB) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT) California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT) California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region 4 (RWQCB) Department of Housing and Community Development Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Office of Historic Preservation Resources Agency

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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