A recent presentation to the Pasadena Design Commission offers a look at a new design for a proposed multifamily residential development at the intersection of Union Street and Mar Vista Avenue.

View of proposed development at 130-140 N Mar Vista Avenue looking northeastTighe Architecture

The project site, located at 130-140 N. Mar Vista Avenue, is slated for the construction of a new three-story building featuring 23 one- and two-bedroom apartments above partially subterranean parking for 27 vehicles.  The proposed development, slated to replace two single-family homes and a duplex, would include three units of deed-restricted very low-income affordable housing.

Tighe Architecture is designing the project, taking over from earlier work done by Pasadena-based Onyx Architects.  Architectural plans for the updated project show an L-shaped footprint and large, landscaped setbacks along both Union Street and Mar Vista Avenue.  Residential units and enclosed amenities are planned at street level, with a facade of concrete, metal panels, and stucco above.

The presentation to the Design Commission lists the owners of the development site as Alexander and Kathy Metaxas.

130-140 N Mar Vista AvenueGoogle Street View

The proposed apartment building would rise two blocks from the intersection of Walnut Street and Catalina Avenue, where the Salvation Army is planning a mixed-use development centered on permanent supportive housing.