Project Description

The Ellington

The Ellington, formerly known as Foothill Crossing, is a 4-story wood frame apartment building over two levels of podium parking. The design of the multi-level parking structure takes full advantage of the natural sloping site. The building is located on the southeast corner of East Foothill Blvd. and Sierra Madre Villa Ave. adjacent to the Sierra Madre Villa light rail station, and is within walking distance of many restaurants, grocery stores and retail stores. Community open space has been provided by incorporating two large central outdoor courtyards. These courtyards will provide active and passive zones for residents to gather, relax and socialize at the pool/spa, outdoor cabanas, group seating spots, BBQ and dining areas or while viewing movies outdoors.

Fuscoe’s services included entitlement technical support, final mapping and civil site final engineering design. The project-related civil tasks included adjacent off-site street/sidewalk improvements and on-site mass excavation, precise grading/drainage and wet utility facilities. Rather than utilizing a costly off-site storm drain facility, a series of dry well features were placed below the subterranean parking structure. Due to the site’s unique grading condition and limited storm drain infrastructure, the design employs a drain lift station facility which allows immediate drainage effluent disposal. Because of the site location and adjacent uses (metro rail station facility and community theatre), community dialogue prompted the incorporation of creative public pedestrian corridors and walkway routing solutions with way-finding strategies through the site that also preserve resident safety.

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The Ellington
The Ellington

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Project Details

Location:
Pasadena, CA

Client:
Hines Company

Status:
Projected for completion Spring 2016