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Pasadena Parsons Complex to Undergo Major Face-Lift

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Source: Pasadena Independent

The City of Pasadena’s recent development trend is showing no signs of slowing down. It seems almost every few weeks a new proposal for a significant project pops up within one of city hall’s many meeting chambers....

On Aug. 2, the city’s design commission convened a special meeting to approve a final review on the newest development, which is set to replace the Parsons Corporation building’s eastern parking lot (100 W. Walnut St.) with “approximately 210,000 square feet of office space, approximately 17,500 square feet of ground-floor commercial space, and up to 475 residential units.” ...

The project’s design emphasizes a successful relationship between the buildings and the landscape, “We think the design is going to be precedent-setting for integration of public and private space in commercial settings,” said Paul Danna, design director with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.

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