A rare mixed-use development is in the works for South Pasadena.

The project site, located at 1105-1115 Mission Street, is currently developed with three commercial buildings, one of which is listed among the historic resources of the City of South Pasadena.  Plans call for retaining and reusing the two-story brick structure, while razing the other two buildings to make way for the construction of a new three-story edifice.  A full buildout of the project would create 36 one- and two-bedroom condominiums with 7,335 square feet of street-fronting commercial space and parking for 114 vehicles.

South Pasadena-based architecture firm Workshop Design Collective is designing the project, which is dubbed Mission Bell.  Conceptual renderings show a contemporary low-rise structure, clad with brick and featuring upper-level setbacks to create terraces.

The City of South Pasadena is currently in the process of conducting an environmental study for the proposed development.  A timeline has not been announced.

Although the name of the proposed development is not listed, property records list the owner of the roughly 31,000-square-foot site as an entity called Mission Bell Properties, LLC, which is connected to Andrew and Peggy Cherng, founders of the Panda Express restaurant chain.

The Mission Bell project comes two years after the completion of a similarly-scaled condo development nearby at 820 Mission Street.