Pasadena Heritage is involved with many preservation issues and projects at any given time. We also monitor other projects that are pending or in progress, and we want to keep our members and readers informed about them. Below are current development projects with preservation issues we are monitoring closely.
550 E. Colorado Blvd.
Large mixed-use project in the Pasadena Playhouse Historic District
3200 E. Foothill Blvd. (Space Bank site)
Large mixed-use project at existing Space Bank Site, which is eligible as an historic district due to its association with Cold War-era weapons research
Pasadena Avenue Historic District
National-Register eligible historic district in the S.R. 710 corridor, containing early twentieth-century single-family homes featuring different styles
78 Marengo Ave. (former YWCA)
Julia Morgan-designed building located in Pasadena Civic Center Historic District that is currently vacant and in need of rehabilitation
86 S. Fair Oaks Ave. (Hotel Green/Castle Green)
Large mixed-use project proposed for southwest portion of the block that includes the Castle Green and Green Hotel Apartments
2940 E. Foothill Blvd. (Avon Site)
Corporate International-style Avon Products Building designed by Neptune & Thomas in 1947, along with the surrounding 14-acre campus developed between 1954 and 1978, was sold to Home Depot, which plans to use the site for a big-box format store.
135 N. Oakland Ave. (Fuller Theological Seminary)
13-acre downtown Pasadena campus that has been Fuller Theological Seminary’s home for over 70 years and includes the Ford Place Historic District, which is listed on the National Register, to be sold
101 S. Marengo Ave. (Bank of America)
Bank of America to vacate Edward Durell Stone-designed building, which it has occupied since its original construction in 1974
464 E. Walnut St. (First Congregational Church of Pasadena/United Church of Christ)
Gothic Revival church constructed in 1927 sold
150 E. Colorado Boulevard
Large mixed-use project that would replace the existing non-historic “Darth Vader Building” in the Old Pasadena Historic District
Historic Route 66
The National Trust for Historic Preservation included Route 66 on its Annual List of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places on June 26. Pasadena Heritage joins the Trust in supporting a National Historic Trail designation for Route 66, which passes through Pasadena and is an internationally significant symbol of America's romance with the open road.