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Arroyo Seco Master Plan Notification List


February 6 -- Pasadena announces a new schedule for the the master plan and that a Request for Proposals has been released for an EIR on an NFL team in the Rose Bowl.  ASMP Latest

January 7, 2003 -- A new project list and description are distributed to the Recreation and Parks Commission. January Update

December 31, 2002 -- Pasadena has delayed the release of the revised Arroyo Seco Master Plan and EIR. It now appears the revised plan will not be released until February, 2003.

November 25 -- A new "Timeline for Master Plan Review Process" released by Pasadena Public Works Staff.

September 16 -- The comment period ends for Pasadena Draft Environmental Impact Report.  Hundreds of responses flood Pasadena's planning office.  You can view some of the comments here: Comments  

City staff will now review and respond to the comments and issue a new draft of the EIR in a few months.

August 15 - The official comment period for the Arroyo Seco Environmental Impact Report has now been extended to September 16.  All comments must be received by 5 pm that day.

June 27 - Today the Star News reports on the first public hearing on Pasadena's Arroyo Seco Master Plan: "Nature lovers, equestrians and anxious neighbors lambasted the city's plan for the Arroyo Seco at a Recreation and Parks Commission meeting this week. Most of the 50-plus people who attended the meeting Tuesday night at Victory Park were highly critical of the Arroyo Seco Master Plan. The multimillion-dollar plan calls for new sports fields, bike trails and several new parking areas in the city's largest open space."  Here's the story: Master Plan Blasted

June 5 -- Pasadena announced Monday that it is extending the public comment period for the Master Environmental Impact Report for the Arroyo Seco Master Plan by 30 days. The public review period will now close on July 31.  You can read the whole story here: Comment Extended

May 15, 2002 -- The City of Pasadena has now released the long-awaited Arroyo Seco Master Plan and Environmental Impact Report (EIR).  The 45 day review period for both documents begins May 16 and ends July 1, 2002.  

You can review the documents at the reference desk of the central branch of the Pasadena Public Library, 285 E. Walnut Street, and at the branch libraries. A copy is also available at the office of the Planning Department, 175 N. Garfield Avenue. You can purchase copies of the document at Copy Central, 908 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena.  Electronic copies of the Master Plan are expected to be available at the Pasadena web site -- -- in June. Pasadena will hold a public comment meeting on June 25 at 6 PM at the Victory Park Gym, 2575 Paloma Street in Pasadena.

May 5, 2002 -- The West Pasadena Residents Association has released a good review of the Arroyo Seco planning process.  You can download that article in Acrobat (pdf) format by clicking on this link: Arroyo Seco Planning.

March 31, 2002 -- City staff informed the Recreation and Parks Commission that the Arroyo Seco Master Plan and Environmental Impact Report will be released on May 15. There will then be a 45 day review period to public input with a public meeting held during that period to solicit comments.

February 9, 2002 -- The long-awaited project description for the Arroyo Seco Master Plan has now been released by the City of Pasadena.  Even though the Pasadena City Council has tentatively adopted master plans for Hahamongna Watershed Park, the Central Arroyo, and Pasadena's Lower Arroyo, there has been a lot of confusion about what the Arroyo Seco Master Plan actually would include and what projects and issues will be included in the Environmental Impact Report. 

A sixty-four page Summary Project Description hot off the presses details the complete list of projects being considered.  You can view the report in Acrobat (pdf) format by clicking on this link:

Summary Project Description. 

City of Pasadena Announcement

February 9, 2002 -- The City of Pasadena is pleased to announce the availability of the Summary Project Description for the Arroyo Seco Master Plan. The Arroyo Seco Master Plan is nearing completion and is expected to be available in Spring 2002.

The Master Plan has involved an extensive community outreach process. Additionally, a Master Environmental Impact Report (MEIR) for the Master Plan currently is underway and is scheduled to be released in Summer 2002. Comments on this Summary Project Description and Arroyo Seco Master Plan should be submitted during the MEIR comment period.

For further information on the Summary Project Description, please contact:

Joshua Hart
Planning and Development Department
City of Pasadena, Hale Building
175 North Garfield Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91109-7215
voice: (626) 744-6725
fax: (626) 396-7711