In May 2019, Sunshine Management Group secured approvals for the construction of a small office building on an 8,000-square-foot property just east of the 710 Freeway stub in Pasadena.  A year-and-a-half later, the developer has gone back to the drawing board with plans for a larger mixed-use apartment building on the same property.

The proposed project, slated for the northwest corner of Green Street and De Lacey Avenue, is up for consideration at the December 8 meeting of the Pasadena Design Commission.  According to a staff report, approved plans for the site - a two-story office building - are being discarded in favor of a larger four-story development containing 18 apartments above 3,700 square feet of ground-floor commercial space and basement parking.

Plans call for a mix of studio and one-bedroom floor plans - including four units of deed-restricted affordable housing.

Malekian & Associates is designing the mixed-use development, which is depicted in renderings as a contemporary low-rise structure clad in smooth plaster and precast concrete panels.  Architectural renderings show that the building would include a rooftop terrace deck.

The staff report recommends that the Design Commission should sign off on the requested changes to the project.