Located in Pasadena’s historic core, the retail portion of Paseo Colorado took an inward facing mall built in the early 1980s and converted it into a mixed-use urban village. Through surgical demolition, nearly 30% of the original structure was saved and incorporated into the new design. The majority of structural upgrades were primarily a result of adding a 14-screen theater and nearly 400 residential units above the existing retail area. The retail space includes shops, restaurants and theater along with outdoor paseos and courts connecting the tenants.
Additionally, Pankow constructed the Paseo apartments over the two-level retail and entertainment complex concurrently for a separate client. To overcome framing challenges due to the structure’s height, Pankow used an innovative composite structure of panelized steel studs and metal-backed shear panels. The residents enjoy such amenities as loft-style units, patios and common areas that overlook the live-work-play community.