In Pasadena, a roughly one-acre site located a less than a half-mile south of the L Line's Allen Station is slated for redevelopment with a rare development of affordable for-sale housing.

The proposed project, slated for the south side of Walnut Street between Greenwood and Parkwood Avenues, calls for the construction of a two-to-four-story edifice containing 58 one, two-, and three-bedroom flats and townhomes above a one-level, 87-car basement garage.

Moule & Polyzoides is designing 1880 Walnut, which is described as being of a "traditional warehouse style" with an exterior of brick, metal, and plaster, with a roof line that steps down in height toward the adjacent residential neighborhood to the south.  Architectural plans show that the building would wrap two central courtyards, with additional open space provided through private patios and a ground-floor community room.

According to the agenda of the October 13 meeting of the Pasadena Design Commission, the project's developer is an entity affiliated with Heritage Housing Partners.  The Pasadena-based non-profit developer specializes in projects which cater to households earning between 80 and 150 percent of the area median income, according to its website.

Heritage is also developing a for-sale housing project at the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Orange Grove Boulevard.