A staff report to the Pasadena Design Commission offers a first look at a proposed multifamily residential building that would rise one block south of the Paseo shopping mall.

The 1.23-acre project site, located at the southwest corner of Euclid Avenue and Cordova Street, is currently improved with a series of medical office buildings which date to the late 1970s.  Plans call for razing all existing structures to make way for a mix of new three- and four-story structures featuring 84 studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments - including 12 deed-restricted affordable units - above subterranean parking for 112 vehicles.

Onyx Architects is designing the project, which would consist of three separate buildings, connected with pedestrian bridges and arranged around a linear garden.  Although the project would not include street-fronting commercial uses, all ground-floor units would open to the street.

Architectural plans list the project applicant as Euclid Cordova Associates, LLC - an entity with Regency Park Senior Living, a Pasadena-based developer of independent, assisted living, and memory care communities.

The same entity previously proposed a smaller 62-unit housing complex for the property.

The development site is located one block west of a 1980s office complex at 388 Cordova Street, which has been partially converted to condominiums. 

One block north at 178 Euclid Avenue, developer Toledo Homes has broken ground on a 42-unit apartment complex with ground-floor retail.