An early 20th century home located just north of the 210 Freeway in Pasadena could be replaced with apartments, according to an agenda item from the city's Design Commission.
The project, which would rise from a single parcel located at 439 N. Hill Avenue, calls for replacing a Craftsman-style house with a Craftsman-style apartment building. The new construction would consist of a two-to-three-story building containing 13 apartments with 13 parking stalls located in an at-grade garage.
Architect Garo V. Minassian is designing the proposed development, which would be set back from a neighboring home behind a garden courtyard along the southern property line. The building is of a similar architectural style to surrounding structures, and would scale from the single-family zone to along Hill Street to a larger three-story profile adjacent to the multifamily building to the west.
The project owners and applicants are listed as Setrak and Harout Ajemain.
A staff report recommends approval of the design concept, with conditions subject to further review at a later hearing.
The 439 Hill site is located roughly a quarter-mile north of an empty lot between Hill and Holliston Avenue, where developer Nevis Homes is planning a 58-unit micro-unit apartment building.
- Pasadena (Urbanize LA)