Pasadena Playhouse District Streetscapes Plan

 Client: City of Pasadena

Directing a multi-disciplinary team, The Arroyo Group developed a Concept Plan for the Pasadena Playhouse District as well as a Streetscapes, Walkways, and Alleys Plan that included recommendations for landscape, street lighting, signage, public art, and street furniture design elements. The Playhouse District, located between South Lake Avenue and historic Old Pasadena, is an eight-block area in the heart of downtown Pasadena with a rich cultural and historic past. With the historic Playhouse as the district's anchor, the Plan transforms the district into a vibrant, mixed-use area of cultural and commercial activities. New theaters, galleries and museums have been attracted to the Playhouse District. The elements of the Streetscapes, Walkways, and Alleys Plan provide continuity along Colorado Boulevard through the four districts of Downtown Pasadena as well as provide unique thematic imagery that is appropriate for a theater district. 

This project won the Los Angeles Chapter American Planning Association Planning Project Award.