Residents are organizing to buy open space in Glassell Park’s Walnut Canyon from a developer that has plans to turn the land into a 32-home community.
The Eastsider reports that representatives for the Calabasas-based developer say they’re interested in selling the nearly four-acre property to residents. However, they will also continue to pursue the project, called Abode at Glassell Park, which is in the process of a final environmental impact report.
The green space near Brilliant, Sundown and Haverhill drives has served as a defacto park for locals for years. Residents, represented by Friends of Walnut Canyon, a part of the Glassell Park Improvement Association, want to get some funding to buy the land from the county’s parks-promoting Measure A, which passed in 2016, or from a state bond measure to fund parks and outdoor access that would be on the ballot in June 2018.
A price has not been named yet by either party.
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