ArtCenter College of Design Master Plan

6 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Pasadena
Document Title
ArtCenter College of Design Master Plan
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
South Campus: Institutional Use/PS or IG-SP-2-HL-56 or CD-6 Zoning/Institutional (I) Designation; Hillside Campus: Institutional Use/PS & RS2-HD Zoning/Institutional (I) Designation
Document Description
ArtCenter was first established in Los Angeles in 1930 and moved to its current Hillside Campus (at 1700 Lida Street) in the City of Pasadena in 1976. In 2004, ArtCenter established a second campus also in Pasadena, referred to as the South Campus (at 950 S. Raymond Avenue). As the South Campus has grown and operations have shifted to this campus over time, the Hillside Campus and the south Campus have become increasingly connected. As a result, the Art Center has submitted one Master Plan application for a new 15-year Master Plan (the Project) that encompasses development on and comprehensively identifies vision for both the Hillside Campus and the South Campus. ArtCenter would focus growth on its South Campus, while providing for infrastructure improvements and building renovations to existing buildings, additional parking, installation of photovoltaic (PV) solar cells, and modifications to campus access. The Project would be implemented in two phases, with Phase I occurring between 2017 and 2022 and Phase II occurring between 2022 and 2032. It is anticipated that upon completion of the project, total enrollment within ArtCenter would increase from its current enrollment of approx. 2,000 full-time equivalent (FTE) students to a maximum of 2,500 FTE students and increase faculty/staff from 753 faculty/staff members to approx. 994 faculty/staff members between the two campuses.

Contact Information

Ha Ly
Agency Name
City of Pasadena
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Los Angeles
Cross Streets
Arroyo Pkwy/Glenarm St. (South Campus); Lida St./ Linda Vista Ave. (Hillside Campus)
Total Acres
6.68, 155.95
Parcel #
5720-007-023, 5720-007-025, 5720-007-026, 5720-008-011, 5720-008-012, 5705-002-006
State Highways
I-210, SR-110, SR-2
Metro Gold Line
Blair MS and HS

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Highway Patrol, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region 4 (RWQCB), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Department of Water Resources, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT)
Development Types
Educational (Increase of 500 FTE students and 241 faculty/staff), Other (Create student housing, including 380 units, 1500 beds)
Local Actions
Master Plan, Rezone, Land Division (Subdivision, etc.), Development Agreement
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Public Services, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, GHG, Cultural Resources, Utilities

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