Guided by Urban Design Principles
100 West Walnut has been designed to embrace a number of core urban design principles, such as the following:
Enhance the pedestrian experience. 100 West Walnut will bring new life to its surroundings and celebrate the pedestrian experience. The project calls for extending Old Pasadena’s thriving commercial district northward along Fair Oaks Avenue, with a vibrant retail presence at the street level and high-quality residential units above.
Promote mixed-use development. By creating a mix of opportunities for local commercial, residential and retail uses on the 23-acre site, 100 West Walnut will convert a single-use site into a modern, sustainable, live-work neighborhood in the city’s core.
Connect to public transit. Pasadena's Central District Specific Plan envisioned transit-oriented development for this property. The Gold Line Memorial Park Station is just a short walk away from 100 West Walnut, allowing residents, workers and visitors to access the rest of Pasadena and the greater Los Angeles region without relying on private transportation.
Create quality public open space. 100 West Walnut will include a beautiful public plaza, creating communal open space for use by residents, office-goers, and the community.