Pasadena Civic Center - Ramona Property

Proposed Senior Apartment Community in the City of Pasadena

Pasadena - Ramona Property

Senior housing complex of 112 units

100% affordable, with 50% average median income, and a minimum of 10% set aside for Permanent Supportive Housing

Unit mix
Studio: 26 units
One bedroom: 78 units
Two bedroom: 8 units

50 underground parking stalls for residents

City Unity

A community in which all citizens are working in unity to bring about a well-balanced, harmonious whole, will produce the perfect city. Let’s all help clean, build and beautify in harmony. Let’s work to a plan.

~ 1923 campaign literature in support of the Bennett Plan

Building Design

5 stories and 60 ft. height, and architecture complementary of City Hall and surrounding buildings with monumental entrance facing city hall, consistent with Bennett Plan and the Olin Study. The architect is Pasadena based ONYX Architects with extensive experience in integrating buildings into historic settings.


Outdoor courtyard accessible to public, with enhanced landscaping along Holly, Garfield and Ramona.

Adjacent Public Improvements

National CORE believes the civic center location, especially with easy public transit access, will qualify for government grants that can fund public improvements adjacent to the property.


National CORE and ONYX are nationally recognized innovators in building well-situated, environmentally friendly, state-of-the-art communities and committed to constructing a building that meets the highest levels of sustainability and green design.


National CORE can assure a quality building by directly managing construction and using durable materials that support the long term building ownership by National CORE.


National CORE has expertise to assemble financing using tax credits and state, county and local resources to accomplish the type of building the City desires.

Pasadena - Ramona Property Artist Rendering

Property Management

National CORE will provide on-site property management and maintenance with the purpose of assuring a quality building for the long term.

Resident Services

Union Station uses a Housing First program model, “Whatever It Takes” philosophy in providing services to residents including health and wellness, mental health services, substance use recovery, support network development, resource and case management coordination.

Homeless Housing

National CORE will provide 10% Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) for homeless individuals by selffunding these units from capitalized reserves and cross subsidies. The number of PSH units may be increased if project based rental subsidies can be secured.

Community Engagement

National CORE has been listening to many community comments over the past year which has shaped its proposal for the Civic Center, guided with the advice of Hawkey Consulting. Continuing outreach will occur and comments are solicited at


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