Central District

On December 8, 2021, the Planning Commission held a study session on the proposed Central District Specific Plan (CDSP). The Planning Department is currently reviewing the Commission's feedback, including feedback received from the public, and anticipates presenting a revised proposed CDSP to the Planning Commission in Fall, with a formal recommendation to City Council to follow in Winter 2022.

As drafted, the CDSP area encompasses parcels between I-210 to the north, I-710/Pasadena Avenue and Raymond Avenue to the west, California Boulevard to the south, and Mentor Avenue to the east.

For more details on the plan area please see the draft plan document.

The proposed CDSP reflects the ideas and feedback gathered from the extensive community outreach program that was conducted between 2018 and 2021. As drafted, the proposed CDSP hopes to facilitate and build upon the area's its existing strengths as Pasadena’s vibrant downtown, providing a diversity of economic, civic, cultural, entertainment, and residential opportunities. The district will be a place to work, shop, live, play, and raise a family, with convenient access by foot, bicycle, and transit, as well as by car. Physical and economic growth will support this role and respect the numerous resources of historical and cultural significance that contribute to the district’s unique identity.

For more information on the draft plan, read the draft proposed CDSP and related Planning Commission materials.