A real estate development LLC has purchased 26 parcels of contiguous undeveloped hillside land in north Highland Park that straddles historic Poppy Peak. With two new luxury homes under construction on Annan Way on the north slope of Poppy Peak, surveying stakes on Strickland Avenue on the south slope of Poppy Peak, and plans to build many more houses, we need to act now to protect one of the last remaining open spaces in Northeast Los Angeles. Development of Poppy Peak presents a huge disturbance to life in historic north Highland Park and threatens cherished natural and recreational resources that define one of Los Angeles’ oldest neighborhoods.
We need your donations to help raise awareness about this important issue. Your donations will fund our grassroots campaign with street teams, yard signs, printing costs and local digital marketing.
Save Poppy Peak exists to ensure the character and quality of life in historic North Highland Park by protecting the area’s last hillside open space from residential development. We endeavor to see this land protected into perpetuity for the benefit of neighbors, nearby residents and future generations in this area; as well as for the oaks, poppy, sage, wild cats, coyotes, hawks, and owls that reside within its wildlife corridor. This watershed and indigenous landscape should be preserved as a shared community resource that promotes public health, biodiversity and urban heat reduction in what is largely a high density, predominantly Latino, and park-poor area. We are a coalition of committed community members working with elected officials and other stakeholders to bring about the purchase of this land for the public commons and ensure that it is not lost to overdevelopment.
Together we will protect one of Highland Park’s last remaining open spaces from development.
- Nathanael Hill
- Noel Rhodes
- Tamara Barnett-Herrin
- John Meyer
Organizer and beneficiary
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