El Sereno residents in recent years have scored some major victories in preserving open space for parkland. In 2009, the city agreed to purchase 15 acres atop Elephant Hill for open space, and El Sereno residents today celebrate the grand opening of Ascot Hills Park, which sprawls over more than 100 acres of grassy slopes and canyons. Now, another large piece of El Sereno open space – a nearly 11-acre, vacant hilltop north of Huntington Drive near Barrett Road – went up for sale this week. The price: $5.7 million. The land owner is promoting the property with “360 degree views” as a prime site for homes – not parkland, with room for 24 single-family homes, 28 condos and a day care center. Says the listing:
Opportunity to create a higher-end community attracting professionals from nearby– USC Medical, Downtown LA, CalState LA, Cal Tech. Walk to Huntington Drive.
Does this hill have a name besides “development opportunity”?