2018 was a productive year for historic preservation. Pasadena Heritage hosted more than 30 educational programs and gathered 120 community members at our second Participate Pasadena meeting. We served on the Colorado Street Bridge Task Force, the Civic Center Task Force, and the Arroyo Advisory Group. We furthered our mission to protect Pasadena’s historic treasures by providing a preservation perspective at all 8 Specific Plan information-gathering meetings. We supported the designation of six new Pasadena Landmarks and one new Historic Monument, and attended more than 100 City Council and Commission meetings, plus saw the 710 Freeway tunnel finally abandoned at the end of the year. These are just a few of the ways Pasadena Heritage worked tirelessly to save Pasadena’s historic resources, influence new development, and participate in the planning process.
Already on our agenda for 2019 is further expansion of our walking tours and practical workshops. Next year Pasadena’s Specific Plans will take shape, decisions will be made about the Civic Center, historic homes in the path of the 710 Freeway will be sold, new standards may be adopted for single family homes that encourage more compatibility, and a new permanent fence along the Colorado Street Bridge will be designed.
As we look forward to 2019, we genuinely need your support to help us to carry on with our work. Please consider Pasadena Heritage amongst your yearend gifts.
2018 Annual Appeal
Donations are also accepted over the phone by calling Pasadena Heritage or by mailing a check to our offices. All check should be made payable to Pasadena Heritage. Pasadena Heritage is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization, and the amount of your donation is tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.