Proposal Introduction: The Pasadena-Velasco project site is a steep hillside segment of Pasadena Street in the Visitacion Valley neighborhood. Once a rocky mound jutting up from the floor of Visitacion Valley, this isolate landmark was slowly surrounded and encroached by development. Homes were built along its rocky flanks, and in time Pasadena Street crested the barren summit. Due to the steep slope of the hill’s northern face, a segment of this street could not be built. This this 100’x60’ unaccepted street is regularly used as an illegal dumping site. It’s overgrown weeds and litter is a source of blight within the community.

The Pasadena-Velasco Hillside Open Space Project will transform and restore this neglected and unusable hillside into an attractive and functional community open space. This project will create a gathering space for the neighbors and visitors. The blighted site will become a place where native plants will provide habitats for birds and butterflies. When complete, the site will be a place that improves visual and pedestrian connectivity within the neighborhood. Our goal is to create a space that the community will be proud of.

Visitacion Valley Connections in partnership with blocs design Groups applied for and was received a Community Challenge Grant to begin reimaging this site, but we will still need your help. To lean more and follow our progress, please visit our website and follow us on Social Media.