In Pasadena, developer Edgewood Realty Partners can soon move forward on plans for a new medical office complex and senior housing facility on Arroyo Parkway.

Last month, the Pasadena City Council voted unanimously to approve the Affinity, a proposed project which would rise from a block-long site at 491-577 Arroyo Parkway. Plans call for a roughly 135,000-square-foot medical research building, accompanied by and up to 95 independent senior apartments. Sunrise Senior Living has been tapped to operate the apartments.

Adept Urban is designing the Affinity, which has previously been described as having a "restrained contemporary style," with an exterior of brick and metal. Setbacks on the upper floors would provide amenity space for occupants of the residential and office buildings.

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Besides the new construction, Edgewood also intends to retain and preserve two historic structures fronting Arroyo Parkway as a combination of retail and restaurant space. Likewise, the existing Whole Foods Market at the northern corner of the site is also slated for upgrades.

Per an environmental study published by the City of Pasadena, construction of Affinity is slated to begin as early as 2023 and conclude over a single 34-month period.

The project site sits midway between the L Line's Fillmore and Del Mar Stations, and to the east of Huntington Hospital and a number of upcoming medical office complexes.