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Glassell Park residents trying to buy open space from housing developer

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32 homes are planned for the site

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.

An image of the proposed development from its 2015 initial study.
Via Department of City Planning

Read the full story at the Eastsider.