A small office building on Lake Avenue could make way for a residential-retail complex, according to the agenda of this week's meeting of the Pasadena Design Commission.
The proposed development, which would span a nearly 1.3-acre property at 141 S. Lake Avenue, calls for the construction of a six-story edifice containing 91 residential units, 10,000 square feet of office and restaurant space, and a 253-car subterranean parking garage.
Pasadena-based Moule & Polyzoides is designing the proposed development. A staff report indicates that the design of the project is "not clearly defined at this stage of the development process, but appears to reflect a contemporary Mediterranean aesthetic. The design responds the the sloping topography of the project with multiple building volumes and a split-level courtyard. Plans call for exterior finishes including stucco and fiber cement panels.
Odyssey Development Services is listed as the project applicant, while an an entity called DC Lake Holdings, LLC is stated to be the property's owner. Bisnow reported in 2017 that the 141 Lake site had sold to an unidentified Chinese buyer for $16.5 million.
The Design Commission is expected to provide a preliminary review of the 141 Lake development. No vote is scheduled on the project.
The Pasadena City Council previously considered a different proposal for the same property in 2018, which had called for a smaller five-story building featuring 70 residential units.
- Pasadena (Urbanize LA)