A vacant building that was once home to a Conrad's restaurant in Pasadena is poised for redevelopment, according to a new presentation to the city's Design Commission.

The project site, a corner lot at 861 E. Walnut Street, sits a short distance south of the 210 Freeway and the A Line's Lake Station. City records indicate that the Dallas, Texas-based entity HSB Pasadena, LLC is seeking approvals for a new senior housing complex on the site. The entity is based out of the same address of South Bay Partners.

Aerial view of 861 E. Walnut Street looking northwestVTBS

Plans call for the construction of a new six-story, approximately 83,100-square-foot building containing 95 units of assisted living and memory care housing. Other project elements would include a lobby, dining areas, activity facilities, a theater, ground level courtyards, and upper floor terraces.

VTBS Architects is designing the contemporary low-rise structure, which is named Walnut and Lake for its cross-streets.

"The building above the ground floor maintains breaks and areas of modulation throughout that have been reviewed for compliance with the updated Central District Specific Plan standards," reads a staff report. The building is designed in a generally contemporary style with flat roofs, varied projecting and recessing volumes, and generally stacked punched openings."

861 E. Walnut StreetGoogle Maps

The project site sits along a stretch of Walnut Street which has recently seen the construction of several residential buildings catering to a non-senior population from Greystar and Prominent Development.

Other Los Angeles-area projects from South Bay Partners include a recently-completed senior housing complex in Warner Center and a proposed, but unbuilt development near Century City.

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