The program’s timeline for the 8 Specific Plans scheduled to present updated plans to the Planning Commission and City Council.

Program Timeline

Our Pasadena is a multi-year program to update the City's Specific Plans and Zoning Code to establish new development standards and design guidelines that support the vision, objectives, and policies established in the General Plan.  



March 2018

Program Launch

Putting the Plan in Motion

In March 2018, the City launched Our Pasadena- Putting the Plan in Motion with a series of educational community-wide open houses to introduce the program and solicit broad input on community values and concerns.


May to July


Round 1 Workshops

Our Goals- Getting Specific

The objective of this round is to refine the General Plan vision, goals, and policies as they apply to each unique Specific Plan area and discuss desired land uses, density ranges, and general urban form with the community. 

Feedback received will help develop preliminary concept plans for each Specific Plan area.  


January to July

Round 2 Workshops

Our Choices- Weighing the Options

The objective for the second round of workshops is to present preliminary land use and urban form concept plans in response to input received. 

Feedback received will help refine the preliminary concept plans and inform updates to the Zoning Code.  


January to December 2020

Additional Engagement Opportunities

Community Walking Tours

The City hosted seven community walking tours and invited community members to explore the Specific Plan area by foot. 

Youth Engagement

Our Pasadena- Student Summit
Pop-Up Events at Pasadena City College & Art Center
Youth Educational Workshops

The focus of youth engagement is to educate students about city planning, generate excitement around the Our Pasadena program, and encourage the youth to share their unique perspective.

July to December


Round 3 Workshops

Our Plans- Bringing it Together Virtually

The objective for the third round of workshops is to present refined concepts and draft design and development standards for each of the Specific Plans.  

Feedback received will help prepare the proposed Specific Plans that will be presented to Planning Commission for their review and recommendation to City Council.  

2021 - 2024

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Public Hearings

Our Pasadena 

The objective of the public hearings is to present Proposed Specific Plans and Zoning Code updates to Planning Commission for their review and recommendation to City Council. Following Planning Commission hearings, City Council will hold public hearings to review and consider adoption of the Recommended Specific Plans and Zoning Code updates.

Adopt the Specific Plans and corresponding Zoning Code updates in order to implement the General Plan.



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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