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No smoking allowed at new Pasadena apartment complex

May 15, 2010 | 11:23 am


The 480 apartments coming to market in Pasadena don't look much different from the competition, but they do smell different. Smoking isn't allowed anywhere on the premises.

Developer Sares-Regis Group wants a coveted LEED certificate from the U.S. Green Building Council that means the property meets certain environmental standards. Among the standards is good air quality, and one way to achieve it is to make sure smoke doesn't wend its way from one apartment to another.

That means that tenants and visitors who feel compelled to light up can be seen indulging themselves across the street from the eight-acre Westgate Apartments complex, said Nathan Carlson, director of development at Sares-Regis.

Westgate, at De Lacey Avenue and Del Mar Boulevard, will be one of the largest smoke-free apartment complexes in Los Angeles County when all 480 units are complete in February, said Esther Schiller, director of the Smokefree Apartment House Registry.

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-- Roger Vincent

Photo: The Westgate Apartments complex. Credit: Sares-Regis Group