The owner of the Thatcher Medical Center in Pasadena is planning to redevelop the facility's parking lot with multifamily housing.

The project, as detailed in a presentation to the Pasadena Design Commission, would rise from a property located at 135 S. Catalina Avenue.  Plans call for the construction of a series of two- and three-story structures containing 75 dwelling units above a three-level, 332-car basement garage serving both residents and the adjoining medical offices.

Adept Urban is designing the proposed development, which would mirror the style of the adjacent medical center, which was built in 1947.  The existing buildings, which will be preserved, as described as being of the French provincial style, but also featuring Victorian ornamentation.  Its exterior is largely composed of brick walls, accented black steel columns and decorative wrought iron.

The proposed development would offer a mix of studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom floor plans -including street-fronting townhome units.  Plans also call for a landscaped courtyard running between the new buildings.

Since Fall 2015, the property has been owned by the Arizona-based real estate investment firm Holualoa Cos., which paid $28 million for the medical offices and adjacent development site.  The company is also developing a 77-unit condominium complex on Colorado Boulevard.