A shopping center on Foothill Blvd in East Pasadena

East Pasadena

The East Pasadena Specific Plan (EPSP), adopted in 2000, provides neighborhood-specific design and land use regulations for an approximate 208-acre area in eastern Pasadena. The boundaries of the East Pasadena Specific Plan area were modified in 2015 when the current General Plan was adopted. This Specific Plan area includes the Metro Gold Line Sierra Madre Villa Station and is generally bounded by Rosemead Boulevard to the north, Michillinda Avenue to the east, Colorado Boulevard to the south and Eaton Wash to the west. Notable assets in the Specific Plan area include The Stuart Building, the Sierra Madre Villa Gold Line station, the Pasadena City College Foothill Campus, the Gateway Metro Center building, Space Bank Self-Storage facility, Hastings Village shopping center, and Hastings Ranch Plaza shopping center.  

On July 27, 2021, Planning Department presented information on the EPSP update to the Design Commission. The focus of the discussion was to solicit feedback on the EPSP draft development standards that were presented to the community during the Round 3 Virtual Open House held in 2020.  For more information, read the Design Commission Presentation and listen to the Audio Recording.

The Planning Department is currently reviewing all of the feedback received and anticipates presenting a draft plan to the Planning Commission as a study session in Spring 2025.  




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Specific Plan Areas

  • Central District
  • East Colorado
  • East Pasadena
  • Fair Oaks/Orange Grove
  • Lamanda Park
  • Lincoln Avenue
  • North Lake
  • South Fair Oaks