A parking lot located just south of Pasadena City Hall could be redeveloped with multifamily housing and retail space, according to a staff report to the Pasadena Design Commission.

The proposed mixed-use development, slated for a roughly half-acre site at 254 E. Union Street, calls for the construction of a six-story building containing 59 studio, one-, and two-bedroom dwellings - including five deed-restricted affordable units - above approximately 2,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial space and semi-subterranean parking for 153 vehicles.

LCRA is designing the podium-type building, which is depicted in the Mediterranean style.  The project would have an L-shaped footprint above its podium level, setting the mass of the building back behind a pool and amenity deck facing toward Union Street.

City records list the project applicant as an entity affiliated with Pasadena-based real estate investment firm Prominent Development.  The company has several other projects in the pipeline nearby, including a mixed-use building now under construction on Walnut Street.

The Union Street development is scheduled for its final design review at the October 13 meeting of the Design Commission.

The development site is located directly across the street from the historic Pasadena YWCA, which has long been slated for conversion into a boutique hotel.