Five months into construction, a new Hyatt Place hotel is now rising above ground at Paseo Colorado in Pasadena.

The project, located at the northwest corner of Los Robles Avenue and Green Street, will consist of a six-story building featuring 186 rooms, as well as ground-floor retail space and guest amenities.

Cuningham Group designed the mid-rise structure, which will wrap around a podium-level pool deck.

The $31-million project is expected to finish by the third quarter of this year.  It is located catacorner to the future home of the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine.

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Mixed-Use Development Planned Near Laguna Niguel Metrolink Station

The project is part of the city's Gateway District.

The Laguna Niguel Planning Commission has approved a mixed-use development near the city's Metrolink Station.  The joint venture between Blackwood Real Estate and Walbern, located near the intersection of Crown Valley Parkway and Forbes Road, will consist of 100 two- and three-bedroom apartments in a seven-story building.  Plans also call for 2,700 square feet of ground-floor retail space, as well as a pool courtyard, a fitness center, a private garden, and a sky deck.