The large red and gray signs over San Fernando Road near Verdugo Road proclaim “Kia Glendale” even though the dealership sits in Glassell Park, almost near Cypress Park. While the signs and ads for Kia of Glendale may not acknowledge its Glassell Park location, the dealership certainly know it’s in the City Los Angeles. In fact, Kia of Glendale is now interested in buying an approximately 7,000-square-foot vacant lot that is owned by the city as part of a dealership expansion.
A motion introduced by Councilman Ed Reyes supports the deal and seeks to have the city declare the land declared surplus property and appraised in preparation for a potential sale to Kia of Glendale. The motion says selling the land to the dealership might increase jobs and increase pedestrian safety while “enhancing the aesthetics and economic vitality of the area.”
Perhaps building a “Kia Glassell Park” sign might also help enhance the aesthetics and economic vitality of the area by promoting the neighborhood in which the dealership does business.