Tag Archive: Smart Growth

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.

How Should Pasadena Grow? A Strong Towns Curbside Chat about “Productive” vs “Unproductive” Growth in American Cities

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What are the financial realities facing America’s cities, towns and neighborhoods? The financial productivity of our places. This stunning presentation is a game-changer for communities looking to grow more resilient and obtain true… Continue reading

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

Economic Vitality IS Quality of Life

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Jobs (Economic Vitality) and Transportation (Walkability) are Big Issues at Candidate Forum The March 5th primary election is fast approaching that will likely decide who will represent District 3 on Pasadena’s City Council.… Continue reading

District 3 Candidate Forum

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Benson, Kennedy, & Trone vie to represent Downtown & Northwest Pasadena March 5th primary election may determine Councilman for District 3 If no candidate receives a majority, then the top two candidates will… 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

Climate Change and Pasadena’s General Plan: What Would It Take? The Carbon Neutral City

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California and Pasadena are committed to “green” environmental policies. But a lot of the beneficial changes we’ve enacted––the bag ban, 10% renewable energy, green building codes, etc.––are a drop in the bucket compared… 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

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