WALNUT AND ALLEN TOD
AMCAL General Contractors
TYPOLOGY: Mixed-use, tod, market rate housing
Just south of the Gold Line Allen Station, along a moribund auto-services strip, this mixed-use project envisions dramatically higher density and activity in Pasadena.
The tonal and rhythmic brightness of the project is an intentional counterpoint to the slack historic mimicry that marks Pasadena's outer urban corridors.
Dense only Pasadena standards, the project offers a bell-weather thesis: Architecture along the region's still-stingy mass transit-ways can be a celebration of transparency and compact sustainability, accelerating human connectivity and human development.