Initial Study was prepared and concluded that the proposed Project could have a significant effect on the environment; however, with inclusion of mitigation measures, these potential impacts related to Cultural Resources, Geology and Soils, Hazards and Hazardous Materials, Noise, Transportation, and Tribal Cultural Resources would be reduced to a less than significant level. Additionally, impacts related to Recreation and Mandatory Findings of Significance would implement measures listed in all other sections to reduce impacts to a less than significant level. Therefore, the City has prepared a Mitigated Negative Declaration.
The applicant, Stanford Pasadena, LLC, has submitted a Planned Development application to allow the establishment of a Planned Development (PD) zoning district and a new PD Plan. The PD Plan would facilitate the development of a four- and five-story mixed-use project with 16,481 sq. ft. of commercial use and 263 for-rent residential units, 41 of which would be designated as affordable dwelling units; the project would utilize the density bonus provisions of the Zoning Code to increase the maximum density by 30% over the proposed density of 87 du/acre. The project would be located on top of a two-level subterranean parking garage with 443 parking spaces. The project would provide 27,180 sq. ft. of outdoor community open space (i.e. 4,110-sq. ft. publicly available pocket park, breezeways, swimming pool courtyard, roof terraces), 600 sq. ft. of indoor community open space, and 11,703 sq. ft. of private open space (i.e. balconies), for a total of 39,483 sq. ft. of community open space. The project would demolish the existing nonresidential buildings and on-grade parking improvements to facilitate the development. The site is located within the CD-4 (Central District Specific Plan, Pasadena Playhouse Subdistrict) zoning district and designated Medium Mixed Use in the General Plan Land Use Element, with a density of 0-87 dwelling units per acre and a floor area ratio of 0-2.25