Pasadena-based architecture firm Adept Urban has unveiled plans for a mixed-use development that would replace a strip mall located just north of Colorado Boulevard.

The project, slated for a roughly 1.4-acre site at the southwest corner of Lake Avenue and Union Street, calls for razing three commercial buildings and a surface parking lot to make way for the construction of six-story edifice containing a mixture of for-sale housing and office space atop street-fronting commercial uses and three levels of basement parking.

Due to the zoning of the property, commercial uses are situated along the eastern side of the property - toward Lake - while residential uses are oriented away from the street.  Plans call for approximately 100,000 square feet of offices, in addition to 17,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial space, as well as 54 condos facing Hudson Street to the west.

A staff report to the Pasadena Design Commission, which reviewed the project on February 11, describes the 83 N. Lake Avenue development as being of a contemporary design, featuring flat rooms and angled facades to give an articulated massing.  Colored accent panels are arranged randomly along the Lake Street facade, and the residential building volume is coated in a combination of smooth plaster and metal panels.

Though the podium-type building is built to the street edge, leaving no room for ground-floor landscaping, upper levels include courtyard spaces and shared courtyards.  Plans also call for a fifth-level office terrace and a pool deck facing Hudson Avenue.

The developer of the proposed mixed-use complex is an entity affiliated with Singpoli, a real estate investment firm with offices in Arcadia and Pasadena.  Singpoli owns several other office properties in Pasadena, as well as the nearby Hotel Constance on Colorado Boulevard.

Other recent developments in the surrounding community include several new and proposed apartment buildings along Walnut Avenue.

Look below for a flythrough video showcasing the project.