For the past five years I have heard and seen much of the ‘changing face’ of Eagle Rock. More and more our town is described as a desirable place to be. Featured in New York Times, LA Times, Pasadena Star, local news stations, radio, online news sites like Huffington Post… Eagle Rock has certainly a wide spectrum of publicity. One cannot explain how or why Eagle Rock is what it is today without mention 1992’s Colorado Specific Plan, a document which was devised as an effort to revitalize the community while preserving some of its more quaint qualities.
Today, Colorado Boulevard is our lifeline for activities and community gatherings. However, as many residents may already know, in the days of Route 66, Eagle Rock’s main street became just a cut-through for travelers going elsewhere and much of the frontages on our Boulevard reflected this. Auto repairs, service stations, and generally auto oriented businesses thrived in the neighborhood. 1992 saw Eagle Rock’s progressive specific plan for Colorado, set on changing the neighborhood from a cut-through to a rather livable town. Provisions in the CSP that make this possible are