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Renderings of new development at ArtCenter College of Design (Credit: Michael Maltzman Architecture)

Major Expansion Plan Approved for Pasadena College

City officials have approved a new development plan for the ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena which will add as many as 1,500 new student housing beds meant to relieve overcrowding at the college.

Plans include a series of eight-story buildings, designed by Michael Maltzan Architecture. In addition to renovating some of the existing buildings, the project would also involve building a 300-seat theater, art galleries, more classrooms and a library, Urbanize reported.

The city also approved the construction of an elevated quad and pedestrian bridge on the campus. Renderings portray a downward sloping park-style area with landscaped trees.

The new construction is expected to occur at the South campus, located at the corner of Raymond and Glenarm streets. Meanwhile, the Hillside campus will see some minor functional improvements, such as new solar panels in parking lots.

A developer has yet to be named for the expansion, which is expected to take place over the next 15 years.

Plans for the expansion were first submitted three years ago as a means to reduce some of the overcrowding at Hillside campus and better connect the two Pasadena campuses.

The ArtCenter is a nonprofit, private college in Pasadena that offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in film, transportation design and graphic design, among other creative fields. About 2,100 students attend the 88-year-old college.


Mark Your Calanders 

August 1st - SIP-tember A Celebration of the Cocktail and a Taste of Pasadena - Participating Pasadena Bars @ all day event 

August 1st - Free Admission Community Wednesday - Pasadena Museum of History @ 12:00pm - 5:00pm 

August 1st - Altadena Farmers' Market - Loma Alta Park @ 4:00pm - 8:00pm 

August 2nd - The Arbours Summer Cocktail Party - The Arbour Restaurant @ 6:00pm - 9:00pm 

August 3rd & August 4th - Jackalope Summer Nights - Central Park Pasadena @ 5:00pm - 10:00pm

August 3rd - Mt. Wilson Observatory's 60-Inch Telescope Public Ticket Night - Mt. Wilson @ 7:45pm - 1:00am

August 4th - Old Pasadena Historic Walking Tour - Old Pasadena @ 9:00am 

August 9th - Wine Dinner at The Royce with Bob Betz Winery - The Royce Steakhouse @ 6:00pm 

August 10th - Summer Stargazing at Descanso Gardens - Descanso Gardens @ 7:30pm - 9:30pm

August 11th - Family Nature Walk - Eaton Canyon Nature Center @ 9:00am - 11:00am  

August 12th - RG Canning Flea Market - Rose Bowl Stadium @ 5:00am - 4:30pm 

August 12th - 626 Night Market - Santa Anita Park @ 4:00pm - 1:00am

August 13th - Japanesse Tea House Tours - The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens @ 3:30pm  

August 17th -  Chefs Heritage Pop-Up Dinner at Descanso Gardens - Descanso Gardens @ 6:00pm 

August 17th -  Summer Film Series at Union Station - Union Station Downtown LA @ 8:30pm 

August 20th - Quincy Jones Presents Justin Kauflin - Bacchus Kitchen @ 6:00pm - 9:00pm 

August 21st - Free Tuesday at Descanso Gardens - Descanso Gardens @ 9:00am - 5:00pm 

August 29th - Old Pasadena Dog Yappy Hour - Big Bang Theory Way @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm 

August 31st - Rose Bowl Stadium Public Tours - Rose Bowl Stadium - 10:30am & 12:30pm 

August 31st - 626 Night Market - Santa Anita Park @ 4:00pm - 1:00am

August 31st - Mt. Wilson Observatory's 60-Inch Telescope Public Ticket Night - Mt. Wilson @ 7:15pm


Contract Corner

What is the Seller Property Questionnaire?

The Seller Property Questionnaire, commonly reffered to as the SPQ, is a 4-page disclosure to be completed by a Seller in an effort to give Buyer a more comprehensive understanding of the property to be acquired. The form does not replace the Real Estate Transfer Disclosure Statement but supplements it. Even though the form itself is not mandated by statute or contract, two of the sections contained within it include questions that either a law or the contract requires the seller to answer. These questions come from the Supplemental Statutory and Contractual Disclosure form (the SSD) and if the SPQ is used, the separate SSD is not needed in the transaction. The four pages of questions can often prompt Seller to remember something about the property that Seller otherwise would not have remembered or may not have considered important enough to disclose. As a result, the form may serve as a helpful tool in a transaction. It is important to note that the questions ask for Seller's actual knowledge not a warranty regarding the property's condition.

Navigating through the labyrinth of details and information of a transaction is exactly why you, savvy buyers and sellers, need an experienced team. The Rowland Partners & SARKISSIAN + PERERA GROUP are here to help guide you through this process and ensure that you achieve all of your real estate goals! 

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