Planning and Community Development Department

Hill and Colorado Planned Development

Project Address  
1336 and 1355 East Colorado Boulevard and 39 North Hill Avenue  
Case Manager  

 Tracy Steinkruger
Project Description  

The project site encompasses two noncontiguous parcels, with multiple APN numbers, generally located at 1347-1355 East Colorado Boulevard and 39 North Hill Avenue (North Parcel) and at 1336 East Colorado Boulevard (South Parcel).  The project site is periodically used for vehicles sales and/or storage and as a seasonal sales lot for pumpkin patches and holiday trees.  Prior to 2008, the site was occupied by the former Pasadena Ford dealership.  The automobile showroom facing onto Colorado Boulevard (North Parcel) was determined to be eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.   

The proposed project would develop the North Parcel with a full-service hotel within an approximately 350,000 square foot building.  The hotel would include up to 375 guest rooms (approximately 312,000 square feet) and related services, a ballroom (approximately 12,500 square feet), conference rooms (8,890 square feet), and ground-floor commercial uses (approximately 16,400 square feet).  The maximum building height along roadway frontages would be five stories (58 feet). In the interior of the site, portions of the proposed building would be up to seven stories (78 feet). A portion of the roof would have architectural features and rooftop bar and pool, resulting in an overall height of 90 feet.  Two levels of subterranean parking would be provided to accommodate up to 700 vehicles.  The proposed floor area ratio (FAR) is approximately 2.72.  

The proposed project would develop the South Parcel with a smaller hotel and ground-floor commercial uses totaling 90,000 square feet.  The hotel would include up to 150 guest rooms (approximately 80,000 square feet), have a maximum height of 48 feet, and provide two levels of subterranean parking for up to 150 vehicles.  The ground floor would be occupied by retail, restaurant, and other non-residential uses (approximately 10,000 square feet) consistent with the permitted uses within this area of the East Colorado Specific Plan.  The proposed FAR is
approximately 2.98. 

The proposed project involves the establishment of a Planned Development District encompassing the two subject sites.  The proposed Planned Development District delineates development standards relative to building setbacks, heights, form, mass, scale, and other design considerations for future development at the site. Should the project be approved, the development would be subject to Design Review.   

Documents Available for Review:  
Notice of Preparation & Scoping Meeting  
Initial Study 

Notice of Availability 

Extension of Public Comment Period for Draft Environmental Impact Report 


Draft Environmental Impact Report (Draft EIR): 

Cover and Table Contents 


Executive Summary 

Section 1: Introduction 

Section 2: Project Description 

Section 3.1: Overview of Analysis Approach  

Section 3.2: Air Quality 

Section 3.3: Cultural Resources 

Section 3.4: Greenhouse Gases 

Section 3.5: Hazard and Hazards Materials 

Section 3.6: Hydrology and Water Quality 

Section 3.7: Land Use and Planning 

Section 3.8: Noise and Vibration 

Section 3.9: Public Services (Fire Protection) 

Section 3.10: Transportation and Traffic 

Section 3.11: Utilities and Services Systems 

Section 4: Alternatives 

Section 5: Other CEQA Consideration 

Section 6: References 

Section 7: List of Preparers 


Appendix A: Initial Study and Scoping Comments 

Appendix B: Air Quality Calculations 

Appendix C: Cultural Resources 

Appendix D: GHG Calculations: 

Appendix E: Hazards Documents 

Appendix F: Noise & Vibration Analysis 

Appendix G: Traffic Study 

Appendix H: Water Supply Assessment 

Water Usage Gauge