Outdoor photo of senior couple with a grandchildren walking and eating

The property is located at 555 S. Arroyo Parkway. The site consists of a full city block that lies between Bellevue Drive to the north, Arroyo Parkway to the east, California Boulevard to the south, and the Metro L (Gold) rail line along the western border of the block.

The Arroyo Parkway, LLC is the owner of the property. The project development is led by local residents Patrick Chraghchian and Pete Kutzer, who have extensive experience acquiring, building and managing properties in Pasadena, including mixed-use developments with office, retail and residential components. Local projects include the Chamber of Commerce Building, 388 Cordova, 465 Halstead, Boston Centennial, The Superior Building and 482 Arroyo, among others.

A comprehensive environmental impact report (EIR) for the transit-adjacent mixed-use project will be prepared in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The EIR will be released for public circulation and comment. Public hearings will be held before the City’s Design Commission, Historic Preservation Commission, Planning Commission and City Council.

The following entitlements are being requested:

  • A Planned Development Plan
  • A Variance for Historic Resources to permit additional building height while preserving the two historic commercial buildings on site
  • Design Review
  • Public street tree removal permit to remove two street trees

The proposed scale, massing and façade articulation for the new uses are intended to be respectful of the older buildings. The project focuses building height on the new medical/research building and assisted living facility away from the historic structures on Arroyo Parkway and provides open space around the historic buildings to encourage pedestrian activity and access.

Sunrise Senior Living will operate and provide senior services including independent living, assisted living and memory care. Sunrise is the national leader in high quality senior living projects, and is committed to encouraging independence, preserving dignity and enabling freedom of choice for each resident.

The project will enhance the site’s walkability by including more open space, new landscaping, decorative paving, broad street trees, new lighting, bicycle racks, and street furniture. These public realm improvements will elevate security to help ensure a safe pedestrian environment.

Incorporating sustainable elements in construction, materials, and operation is a priority to ensure environmental sensitivity on the campus. While it is early in the design process, the project is seeking a LEED Gold rating or higher from the US Green Building Council.

Construction will begin only after receiving the necessary entitlement and building permit approvals from the City of Pasadena.

We welcome the community’s participation in the planning process for the project. Please sign up HERE for information. We can also be contacted by phone at 626-691-3003 or email us at

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