The first phase of the Westgate project is definitely wrapping up soon. I would say that about 80% of the entire thing is complete from a quick visual survey and walk through. I took these pictures last week and was thoroughly impressed with the outcome of the complex. I love how each building is designed differently (as you can tell in the pictures below), but are still tied together to form a community with the paseos that traverse through the complex.
Probably the best thing about Westgate is how much it has changed a complete wasteland into an actual viable neighborhood. For example, Pasadena Ave on the western side of the complex is now landscaped with green grass, newly planted trees, and other plant species that blends in so well along with the familiar black vintage street lamps. What used to be viewed as the fringe of nothing is now the side of a beautiful new neighborhood that will hopefully continue to develop with the second and third phases of the project. The goal is to eventually have Westgate tie in seamlessly with Old Pasadena to the north forming a contiguous district.
Also, the new pocket park called De Lacey Commons is now complete, and it has really made the area unrecognizable (in a really good way). To think that just a few years ago, this immediate area was nothing but industrial warehouses and streets devoid of any life. Now De Lacey Commons, with its transplanted mature tree surrounded by beautiful landscaping, adds much needed green space to a growing neighborhood that will play a major role in making Pasadena an even better place for pedestrians.