PARTICIPATE PASADENA is a community engagement initiative of the local historic preservation non-profit Pasadena Heritage. Extending from the organization’s work to identify and preserve historic neighborhoods and buildings, this initiative aims to connect with residents and capture their concerns about and ideas for Pasadena’s built environment and community character in general.
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Lake Avenue Church (393 North Lake Avenue, Pasadena 91101)
The meeting will focus on Mansionization in non-hillside Pasadena neighborhoods that do not have Landmark District designation. Large new single-family homes and major remodels have been on the upswing and can change the character and scale of residential streets and neighborhoods. The City of Pasadena is in the process of drafting new regulations on single-family construction, and information gathered at this meeting will provide constructive input. The evening’s agenda also includes an introduction to the City’s upcoming Specific Plan process where eight areas of the city are targeted to receive special consideration under the recently updated General Plan.
Pasadena Heritage was very pleased to welcome more than 130 participants to its kick-off PARTICIPATE PASADENA meeting last September. After a brief introduction, attendees chose one of four discussion groups and offered comments and questions to the facilitators. Many participants visited more than one break-out group, and comments were recorded in each session’s notes. All input has been documented and will be part of a report being prepared for City Council and other decision-makers.
Free parking is available immediately west of the church, off Maple Avenue. The meeting is free but registration is required because of limited space. Register today! Donations will be gratefully received to support this effort.
PARTICIPATE PASADENA SURVEY
The survey closed on February 28 the results have been tabulated for presentation at the meeting.
Survey results will be used to help Pasadena Heritage develop future programs, provided to City decision makers, and posted here. Survey responses will be kept anonymous.
The results of the survey are in and can be downloaded here: Survey Results
As you will see the majority of respondents indicated that they care most about historic resources!
The following information was available at the kick-off meeting and is posted here for your reference.
City of Pasadena Commissions Summary: PP Commission Summary
Notes from September's Meeting: Participate Pasadena September 2017 Meeting Notes
Notes from March's Meeting: Participate Pasadena March 2018 Meeting Notes
The City of Pasadena is in the process of updaing the Specific Plans and Zoning Code and has launched a website (Our Pasadena) to share information and updates. Please visit the website at: https://www.ourpasadena.org
You can get involved in several ways by signing up for email updates, connecting on social media, and providing valuable feedback by taking a survey (Idea Lab). Please access the survey by clicking on the following links:
- Idea Lab (English): https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PasadenaPlansEng
- Idea Lab (Spanish): https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PasadenaPlansEsp
Finally, please attend one of the City's upcoming open houses to learn more about Specific Plans and the Zoning Code: Open House Flyer
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
Watch this page for announcements of future meetings or participation opportunities. The Pasadena Heritage e-news will also include information. Mailings or special e-blasts will be used to announce future programs.