Construction for a new residential project is under progress at 141 Lake Avenue in Pasadena. The project proposal includes the development of a new six-story mixed-use apartment complex offering spaces for residential and retail uses, along with onsite parking and amenities.
DC Lake Holdings is the project applicant. LCRA is responsible for the designs.
The under-construction mixed-use complex will offer residential units, ground-floor retail spaces, and subterranean parking upon completion. In 2019, a six-story development with 91 residential units atop 10,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial uses was proposed. Now, revised plans propose a larger mixed-use complex, featuring 134 residential units above 4,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial space. The commercial space is likely to be a restaurant. A subterranean parking garage for 282 vehicles is also proposed. The revised project seeks to employ density bonus incentives to permit more housing and floor area than Pasadena’s zoning rules would normally allow. In exchange, six of the new apartments are to be set aside for rent as affordable housing.
Renderings showcase a contemporary design implemented in a rectilinear form. Articulated walls are supported by modern materials and a color palette that is consistent with existing commercial and mixed-use buildings around. The design features a flat roof stepped between the eastern and western portions of the building. Projections accommodate elevator and stair enclosures. The façade is expressed in a clear arrangement of windows and door openings to achieve an appropriate fenestration patterns.
Pasadena Design Commission reviewed the project design and plans earlier this week. Plans for the 141 Lake site have gone through several iterations over the years. Previously, Moule & Polyzoides had designed the earlier iteration of the development.