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Director's Hearing - April 6, 2020      

Planning Counter Service 

Monday and Wednesday: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Email: Phone: (626) 403-7220



DIRECTOR'S DECISION - Pub. Notice - 901 Fair Oaks 

General Information

2020 General Plan Update and Downtown Specific Plan
Update information for both documents

General Plan 
The City’s "blueprint" for growth and development

Zoning Code
Regulations on land uses and development

Accessory Dwelling Unit Ordinance
Regulations for Accessory Dwelling Units

Mission Street Specific Plan  
Regulations for parts of Mission Street and adjacent streets

Holy Family Specific Plan
Regulations for the Holy Family parish church facilities and the parochial school. 

Citywide Historic Context Statement
The Citywide Historic Context Statement is a document that identifies all of the important historical development patterns, events, and people associated with South Pasadena’s distinct neighborhoods and historic districts. It identifies property types, their associated character-defining features, and location patterns from Town Settlement (1873-1899) to the mid-century modern era (1945 to 1963).

Inventory of Historic Properties 
A listing of addresses that are historically significant in  South Pasadena
(Approval from the Cultural Heritage Commission is required for any
alteration, demolition, or relocation of, or new construction affecting
properties on this list of addresses).

Planning Commission Agendas and Minutes 

Design Guidelines
Guidelines for new buildings and additions/exterior remodels

Trees and Construction Projects 
Information regarding the impact of trees on construction projects


Zoning Map
Shows the zoning designation for properties

Land Use Policy Map
Shows the general location and development intensity/density of land uses within the City

Historic Landmarks (Google Map) 
A map of all the historic landmarks in South Pasadena

Historic Districts (Google Map)
A map of all the historic districts in South Pasadena


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