After more than four years, a proposed mixed-use condominium complex at 747 E. Green Street is back before the Pasadena Design Commission with some changes.
The proposed Oak Knoll Condominiums, named for the project's main street frontage along Oak Knoll Avenue, was announced in 2018 as mixed-use project featuring 72 one, two-, and three-bedroom dwellings, as well as a full-floor penthouse. That total includes six very low-income affordable units. Plans also call for 5,300 square feet of ground-floor commercial space, as well as a three-level, 173-car basement parking garage.
Project applicant Arthur Liu of 747 E Green St Development, LLC original plan called for a seven-story structure on the current site of a parking lot as well as the adaptive reuse of an existing four-story building at the intersection of Oak Knoll and Green.
Updated plans largely retain the same format - albeit with a modestly reduced height profile. Rather than the original seven-story ground-up structure, plans now call for a slightly shorter six-story edifice , with a reduced parking garage that would include 132 vehicle spaces. Likewise, the look of the adaptive reuse component of the project has been retooled to more closely match the ground-up building.
The proposed change to the Oak Knoll Condominiums would allow for a larger number of on-site amenities, including a lounge, a library, and a rooftop terrace, as well as larger units, taller ceiling heights, and more space for solar panels.
As with the original concept, Tyler + Kelly Architecture is designing the project, which exhibits some Mediterranean-style elements.
"The proposed new building is a contemporary design with flat roofs and a combination of stucco walls with repeated punched openings set against a large highly glazed, metal-clad central panel fronting the street," reads a staff report. "The publicly visible portion of the ground floor is clad in a cast stone finish."
The Oak Knoll project is one of a number of new mixed-use buildings now in the works to the south of Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena, including a 263-unit apartment complex planned to replace a stretch of commercial buildings located directly across Green Street.
- 747 E Green Street (Urbanize LA)