An application for concept design review to the City of Pasadena offers a look an updated plans for a new multifamily residential building one block south of the Paseo shopping mall.

View looking south from CordovaOnyx Architects

Slated for a 1.3-acre site 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. Project applicant Euclid Cordova Associates intends to raze those existing structures, clearing the way for new three- and four-story buildings featuring a combined total of 86 studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments with 117 parking stalls in a semi-subterranean garage.

Plans call for 13 of the new apartments to be set aside as affordable housing at the low- and very low-income levels.

Onyx Architects is designing the project, which is depicted as a pair of contemporary low-rise structures arranged in two rows with a courtyard between. Plans call for common amenities including a conference room, a business center, a gym, and a small garden facing Euclid Avenue.

View from EuclidOnyx Architects

The project, which a staff report to the Pasadena Design Commission indicates may undergo changes, is not new housing development in the works nearby.

One block west, 1980s office complex at 388 Cordova Street is being transformed into condominiums. 

One block north developer Toledo Homes is building a 42-unit residential complex with ground-floor retail.