Guest Opinion | Erika Foy: Is Pasadena Destined to Become the Next Westside?

By Erika Foy : pasadenanow – excerpt

Is it just me or is Pasadena feeling more and more like LA’s Westside these days? With so much new residential infill development and the resulting increase in traffic, Pasadena is feeling less like our beloved “small town” and more like an extension of LA. It shouldn’t surprise anyone to learn that Pasadena has issued 2,100 permits for above-moderate-income housing since 2013, but what IS surprising (and concerning) is the way in which developers have been able to get their infill projects past our city planners without appropriate CEQA studies…(more)

Erika Foy is a Pasadena resident who is a Vice President of the Madison Heights Neighborhood Association.

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