CIVIC CENTER TASK FORCE
Updated on June 21, 2018
On June 18, the City Council received the recommendations of the Civic Center Task Force, which the Council appointed last summer to advise on what should happen to the YWCA and YMCA blocks, as well as Centennial Plaza and its immediate vicinity. The recommendations included guidelines for setbacks, open space, building height, land use, and public improvements in the National Register-listed Civic Center. Pasadena Heritage generally supported the Task Force’s recommendations but offered additional comments for the Council’s consideration. Council members asked many questions and debated how best to move forward. There seemed to be considerable support for a number of the Task Force’s recommendations, but consensus was not reached with regard to the appropriate setback for any new buildings across from City Hall. The Council requested more economic study on the feasibility of relocating City offices to the site. After long discussion, the Council also requested more information and visual representation of how new buildings might look at the various setbacks under consideration. The debate will continue later this summer when City staff will present further documentation for the Council’s consideration.
Click to download Pasadena Heritage's Comments on the Task Force's Recommendations
Please go to the City's website for additional information and to download the Task Force’s Recommendations: https://ww5.cityofpasadena.net/planning/civic-center-task-force/