As a new (6 months) resident of Pasadena, I can't even fathom that. It's such a plush, middle class city, at least all the way from Old Pasadena to PCC. I can't imagine what it was like before.I'm a little disappointed in this project because this could have been much more but it is still better than the parking lot that is there. Pasadena is a gem. I remember the days when that whole area, even up and down Colorado was like skid row with all of the burned out and empty buildings. It has truly turned around fabulously over the years.