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Good News about Playhouse Park

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Pasadena’s City Council has approved a new park in the Playhouse District of Downtown Pasadena, located behind Vroman’s Bookstore at El Molino & Union Streets. This park is funded by RIFs (Residential Impact Fees) which is charged to new apartment and condo buildings.

New parks need to be planned for the future growth and development of Pasadena’s downtown, Council instructs staff

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“Pasadena’s General Plan directs where growth & development will occur… New parks need to be planned in anticipation.” Good News! In October 2015, City Council agreed with the DPNA and gave direction to staff… Continue reading

Pasadena’s Best Opportunities: South Fair Oaks and Downtown Infill

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A Vision for Pasadena Pasadena’s General Plan sets goals for our city, and will guide the construction of new buildings (Land Use) and how we move around the city (Mobility) over the next… Continue reading

New Parks and the Misuse of Residential Impact Fees

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A Response to Redistricting: Council called on to demonstrate the support they offered during the redistricting process by acting to create Downtown parks, implement pedestrian & bike infrastructure. Video: Council should Lead towards… 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

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

“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

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

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