A 1980s office building in Pasadena could make way for a mixed-use development.

Developer James Li - through the entity Colorado Holdings, LLC - intends to raze the two-story structure at 150 E. Colorado Boulevard to make way for the construction a 196,000-square-foot building featuring up to 100 residential units and 50,850 square feet of commercial space above 400 basement parking spaces.

The proposed development is designed with a maximum height of 117 feet above street-level.  Renderings show tiered roof heights between two and eight stories, with amenity decks scattered at various sites.

A staff report from the City of Pasadena indicates that project, as currently proposed, exceeds the 90-foot height limit for the site and would need to pursue a variance to gain approval.  However, several existing buildings on surrounding blocks exceed the 117-foot-tall structure planned by Li.

The project was first reported by the Pasadena Star-News.

Rendering of 150 E. Colorado Boulevard. Image via City of Pasadena.
150 E. Colorado Boulevard as it appears today. Image via Google Maps.
150 E. Colorado Boulevard. Image via Google Maps.