Commission approves final design for new mixed-use building to be constructed on former Twin Palms site in Old Pasadena – Pasadena Now

Last week, the Design Commission voted to approve the final design of the four-story mixed-use building proposed to be built on the former site of actor Kevin Costner’s Twin Palms restaurant in Old Pasadena.

Tuesday’s approval for the design of the 20,962 square foot building with 4,840 square foot retail space at 85 W. Green Street was subject to conditions to be reviewed and approved by staff before a permit could be issued. to build.

Four commissioners, namely Timothy Sales, Christopher Hawthorne, Philip Chiao and Yolanda Sepulveda, voted in favor of the motion to approve the application for final design review of the project at the commission meeting.

Commissioners Stephen Lipira and Julianna Delgado abstained from voting, while Commissioners Srinivas Rao, Joel Noel Toro and Robert Carpenter were absent.

During the meeting, the statutory auditors decided to adopt the 17 accreditation conditions listed in the rating report.

These include reviewing zoning compliance when checking the plan, paying alternative replacement fees for unauthorized removal of trees on site, altering balconies serving unit two, as well than a closer study of the ventilation locations.

The commission also decided to add another condition, namely that the project be subject to a review of the balcony drainage details by staff.

The project, proposed by developer Sunshine Management Group LLC, consists of 18 residential units.

No parking is offered on site. However, an off-site rental agreement has been entered into to meet the parking needs of the project.

The project site is located at the northwest corner of West Green Street and South De Lacey Avenue in the historic district of Old Pasadena.

According to staff, the site does not contribute to the Old Pasadena Historic District, but is immediately adjacent to two contributing structures that may be found at 101 and 111 West Green Street, and the surrounding context is historically and architecturally sensitive.

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Aurora J. William