On April 12, the Pasadena Design Commission is scheduled to take its final look at a rare proposal for income-restricted for-sale housing on a site located a half-mile south of the L Line's Allen Station.

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The proposed project, which comes from Pasadena-based non-profit builder Heritage Housing Partners, is slated for the south side of Walnut Street between Greenwood and Parkwood Avenues. Plans call for the construction of a two-to-four-story building featuring 58 one, two-, and three-bedroom flats and townhomes above a one-level, 97-car basement garage.

The design by  Moule & Polyzoides is described as being Post-Modern in style, and incorporates a number of terrace decks, courtyards, and alcoves to provide open space for residents. Updated renderings provided to the Design Commission showcase an exterior of brick, plaster, concrete, terra cotta, and other materials.

A staff report to the Commission states that the project has undergone changes in the wake of feedback given in late 2020 by the Commission, and recommends approval of the final design concept with conditions to ensure further refinement.

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Heritage Housing, the developer of the housing complex at 1878-1890 Walnut Street, specializes in projects which cater to households earning between 80 and 150 percent of the area median income, according to its website. The firm's other projects include a for-sale housing project at the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Orange Grove Boulevard.