A staff report to the Pasadena Commission provides a first look at plans for a new apartment complex just north of the L Line's Memorial Park Station.

The proposed development, slated for a property at 164 Chestnut Street, would rise from a property currently improved with a 110-year-old home, which would be relocated rather than demolished.  Plans call for the construction of a five-story building featuring 24 studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments above a two-level, 26-car subterranean parking garage.

Plus Architects is designing the project, which builds on feedback given at an initial presentation to the Design Commission in February 2020.  Renderings depict a contemporary low-rise structure - clad in stucco and fiber cement panels - with an open-air courtyard located at ground-level and above its top floor.

Architectural plans list the project's developer as an entity affiliated with Los Angeles-based Torkian Construction.

The development site, in addition to being located a short walk from Memorial Park Station, is located two blocks east of the intersection of Walnut Street and Fair Oaks Avenue, where construction is underway for 100 West Walnut - a mixed-use complex featuring 400 apartments and more than 200,000 square feet of offices.