78 N. Marengo Ave.
The proposed project involves the rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of the existing 48,260-square-foot YWCA building located at 78 N. Marengo Avenue and the addition of an 87,342-square-foot, six-story building on the project site, which together would become a 127,912-square-foot, approximately 179-room, Kimpton Hotel. The new hotel would consist of approximately 179 guestrooms and suites, approximately 1,989 square feet of meeting facilities, approximately 5,630 square feet of ballroom space, approximately 1,197 square feet of hospitality parlors, and an approximately 2,350 square-foot, 140-seat restaurant. The height of the building would be 60 feet high and have a floor area ratio of 1.5. Parking for the new hotel would be valet-only; all parking would be off-site and would be provided at existing parking lots and structures in the nearby area. In addition, a sidewalk cut-back and use of the existing parking lane is proposed along Marengo Avenue for guest drop-off, valet parking, and access to the main entrance of the hotel and restaurant.
The project site is bounded by Marengo Avenue to the west, Holly Street to the north, Garfield Avenue to the east, and Union Street to the south. Current uses on the project site include the existing vacant YWCA building located on northeast corner of Marengo Avenue and Union Street; a surface parking lot east of the existing YWCA building; and landscaping and public art (Robinson Memorial) along Holly Street and Garfield Avenue. The project site comprises approximately 84,042 square feet of land that would be developed into a single boutique hotel and surrounding grounds. The Robinson Memorial would remain in place and be unaffected by the project.
The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to receive testimonies, oral and written, and make a recommendation to the City Council on the proposed project and the Final EIR. The Hearing is scheduled for:
Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Place: City Hall Council Chambers, Room S249
100 North Garfield Avenue
Documents Available For Review:
Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR):
YWCA Kimpton Hotel Final EIR Main Text
Appendix A - Comment Letter Attachements
Appendix B - Bennett Plan Materials
Appendix C - Resumes of Historic Resources Experts
Appendix D - Pasadena YWCA Rehabilitation Study
Appendix E - Protected Tree Report Pasadena YWCA Redevelopment
Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR):
Draft EIR (Full Single File)Table of ContentsAcronymsExecutive Summary1.0 Introduction2.0 Project Description3.0 Environmental Impact Analysis3.1 Cultural Resources3.2 Energy3.3 Land Use and Planning3.4 Noise and Vibration3.5 Transportation and Traffic4.0 Alternatives5.0 Other CEQA Considerations6.0 References7.0 List of PreparersAppendix A Initial Study and Scoping CommentsAppendix B Historical Resources Technical ReportAppendix C Energy Calculations Appendix D Noise and Vibration CalculationsAppendix E Traffic Impact StudyAppendix F Land Use Plan Consistency AnalysisAppendix G Massing Models and Elevations of Project Alternatives Initial Study/Notice of Preparation
Initial StudyAppendices A-C Notice of Preparation and Scoping Meetings Summary & Analysis of “Report on a Plan for the City of Pasadena, California” by Bennett, Parsons & Frost, 1925