ONE Council District for Downtown Pasadena

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Downtown Residents Demand to be Better Represented. A letter to Pasadena’s City Council and the Redistricting Task Force. To:  Mayor Bill Bogaard, Pasadena City Council: Jackie Robinson, Margaret McAustin, Chris Holden, Gene Masuda, Victor Gordo,… Continue reading

New York Times calls Pasadena a “Transforming Suburb”

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Demographic Trends Make Walkable Urban Neighborhoods More Desirable Pasadena real estate will continue to hold value if the city continues support for higher-density mixed-use developments with good transit and pedestrian connections. A recent… Continue reading

Dec 6th Holiday Meeting of the DPNA

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The Downtown Pasadena Neighborhood Association will be meeting on Tuesday, December 6, 2011 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Please join us! We will be enjoying a little holiday cheer and also discussing strategies… Continue reading

Leading Urbanist to Present Talk about “The Future of Placemaking in Economic Development …and How This Has Particular Meaning for Downtown Pasadena”

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The Playhouse & Old Pasadena Management Associations will present a very special discussion with Christopher Leinberger. He will present “The Future of Placemaking in Economic Development …and How This Has Particular Meaning for… Continue reading

Why We Love Pasadena: “Big City” Arts and Culture

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Saturday night, Pasadena music lovers scowled in consternation as they studied their date books and were forced to make a choice between TWO excellent orchestras, both performing in central Pasadena at the same… Continue reading

Pasadena Redistricting – Four Districts for Downtown?

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Pasadena is geographically divided into seven districts, with one council member for each. The 2010 census forces Pasadena to re-draw the lines for each district. The DPNA is interested in how Downtown Pasadena is represented.  Currently, our neighborhood is… Continue reading

Chris Holden Sponsors Block Party for District 3

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The DPNA will be attending Chris Holden’s annual block party on Jackson Street this Saturday, August 6th, from 11am to 3pm. Stop by our table and say hi! [Update Aug 7: the event… Continue reading

Downtown Residents Support Pro-Growth General Plan – B&C

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“Economic Vitality” and “Smart Growth” options provide the best quality of life in the decades ahead. Disagreement about Growth. Pasadena’s General Plan will guide public policy regarding Land Use and Mobility until the year… Continue reading

June 15th Meeting, 6:30 pm

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2 of the 4 General Plan Alternatives that are being presented to Pasadena residents will cap growth in Downtown Pasadena.   Many Downtown residents appreciate the growth and revitalization that have occurred in the past… Continue reading

“Playhouse Park” Design Excites Downtown Residents

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10,000 residents in Downtown Pasadena live within a half-mile radius of the historic Pasadena Playhouse, and enjoy the shops, theaters, restaurants, and urban amenities of our beautiful downtown, but they lack one thing:… Continue reading

Design for New Park on El Molino/Union is Being Crafted by Downtown Residents

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[edited May 18th] This past Saturday, members of the DPNA attended a “Park Now” workshop sponsored by the Playhouse District, in order to provide community input on the new park that the City of Pasadena is… Continue reading

SUNDAY, 2PM – Let’s Get Together! – Downtown Pasadena Neighborhood Meeting

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Friends and neighbors are gathering this Sunday, May 1, at 2pm. The Downtown Pasadena Neighborhood Association is off the ground, and is holding its first public meeting.  We’re spreading the word, to encourage… Continue reading

Workshop Series: A New Urban Park in Playhouse District

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Please consider attending this fun and engaging workshop tomorrow (Thursday evening) where anyone interested in the future urban park planned for Union/El Molino in the Playhouse District will be able to brainstorm and shoot out… Continue reading

“Watch 4 Pedestrians” Campaign Begins in Pasadena

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Press release from Watch4Pedestrians.com: PASADENA DRAWS A LINE AND SAYS ‘STOP!’ The city of Pasadena has a simple, clear message for drivers: Stop Before the Line. The city’s Transportation Department was awarded a public… Continue reading

East Pasadena Election Generates Heat, Hostility

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The run-off election for Pasadena City Council and School Board is nearing the finish line. Friday was the last day for voters to safely mail in their vote-by-mail ballots, as Pasadena only considers… Continue reading

Hello Pasadena, We’re the D.P.N.A.

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If that doesn’t just trip off the tongue, I don’t know what does! The Downtown Pasadena Neighborhood Association held its second meeting this Sunday at Bang & Olufson.  If you didn’t get a… Continue reading

Grab a Friend, Walk Somewhere!

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Last week I invited a friend of mine over for dinner. As usual, preparations took longer than planned, and he arrived before I had a chance to pick up some fresh bread from… Continue reading

A Downtown Pioneer’s 10-Toe Express

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Marsha Rood’s personal account of her move to Downtown Pasadena. “BECOMING HUMAN IN THE CITY” More people are on the way.  Sustainability is a necessity.  The population is getting older with many wanting… Continue reading

LA adopts bike bill, lauds Pasadena

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After years of activism by Los Angeles residents, and aided by the mayor’s close-up encounter with a fast-moving vehicle and a bit of hard pavement, the Los Angeles city council recently passed a… Continue reading

Next Meeting TBD

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Video: Transit Oriented Development (Applied to Pasadena)

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A great video (only 3 minutes long) describing how transit oriented developments have positively affected cities across the country, including Jersey City, NJ. How can we apply the fundamental principles here to Downtown… Continue reading

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