A recent presentation to the Pasadena Design Commission offers a look at a new design for a proposed multifamily residential development at the intersection of Union Street and Mar Vista Avenue.
The project site, located at 130-140 N. Mar Vista Avenue, is slated for the construction of a new three-story building featuring 23 one- and two-bedroom apartments above partially subterranean parking for 27 vehicles. The proposed development, slated to replace two single-family homes and a duplex, would include three units of deed-restricted very low-income affordable housing.
Tighe Architecture is designing the project, taking over from earlier work done by Pasadena-based Onyx Architects. Architectural plans for the updated project show an L-shaped footprint and large, landscaped setbacks along both Union Street and Mar Vista Avenue. Residential units and enclosed amenities are planned at street level, with a facade of concrete, metal panels, and stucco above.
The presentation to the Design Commission lists the owners of the development site as Alexander and Kathy Metaxas.
The proposed apartment building would rise two blocks from the intersection of Walnut Street and Catalina Avenue, where the Salvation Army is planning a mixed-use development centered on permanent supportive housing.
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