In this Aug. 30, 2018, file photo, an empty home in the neighborhood of Lincolnton is shown in Pasadena, Calif.
In this July 16, 2019, file image, an abandoned home in Pasadena is shown.
In this Oct. 1, 2018 file photo the entrance to a home in Lincola Park is seen in Pasadena.
In a Dec. 13, 2019 file photo an abandoned house in Pasadena stands in the street.
As construction continues on a residential project on a small lot in Pasadena’s Lincolia Park neighborhood, a contractor has taken to building a home on top of an abandoned property to help clear out the land.
It’s a win-win-win situation for all involved.
The homeowner gets to build on a vacant lot while the developer gets to help the neighborhood.
While the home itself is vacant, the contractor will have a place to live on the property for a year or two after construction is complete.
“We’re really excited about the prospect of having this vacant property for an entire year,” said James B. Moore, a senior vice president with Calfornia Construction & Engineering, who was involved in the project.
Calfornia construction and engineering specializes in helping companies with large, complex projects, including homes, hospitals and other commercial sites.
Aerial view of Linceon, Calif., as seen from Interstate 880 in Pasadena on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021.
Moore said he is optimistic about the project, but stressed that the home will likely be finished by 2019.
Bridgette Johnson, who lives in Linceons neighborhood and works at the local Chamber of Commerce, said the project is a great opportunity to improve the neighborhood and bring people back.
“This is a beautiful piece of land, it has a great yard and the yard is lovely,” Johnson said.
“It’s such a beautiful neighborhood.
It’s a really, really nice place to be and I’m so glad to be a part of it.”
The house will be located at 1240 North Lincoleons Drive.
Construction will be complete in 20 months.