SOUTH PASADENA – ColoradoBoulevard.net:
On October 19, 2023, the City of South Pasadena announced the conclusion of its litigation against Caltrans over the property at 626 Prospect Avenue.
By News Desk
Recently the parties, including Friendship Baptist Church Community Development Corporation, participated in mediation resulting in a Stipulation to dissolve the preliminary injunction. This allows Caltrans to proceed with its sale of the property to Friendship Baptist Church Community Development Corporation for the rehabilitation of an existing multi-family property for affordable housing.
“We welcome Friendship Baptist Community Development Corporation, and look forward to their significant investment in the property,” said Mayor Jon Primuth. “They have a well-rounded team of professionals, and we are pleased to work with them and lend the City’s support as they embark on this major renovation project for existing and future tenants to enjoy.”
Moving forward, the City continues to pursue the purchase of the unoccupied Caltrans properties, and hopes to also actively assist its residents in the sale of the tenant-occupied properties. The long-standing goal is to bring these properties back into the available housing stock. The City continues to actively engage Caltrans on various matters related to these properties.
“City leadership is committed to increasing affordable housing opportunities in South Pasadena,” said Mayor Jon Primuth. “With this litigation behind us, we will continue our efforts to address our local housing needs, including the opportunities that lie within the Caltrans properties in South Pasadena.”
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