An empty lot in the Sun Valley community could be repurposed as a pocket park, according to a motion introduced by Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Krekorian.

The nearly 5,500-square-foot site, located between Keswick Street's intersections with Laurel Canyon Boulevard and Vantage Avenue, is currently owned by the Los Angeles Department of General Services.  Krekorian, who described the undeveloped strip of land as "an ideal location for a pocket park," has proposed that ownership of the lot be transferred to the Department of Recreation and Parks to enable its reuse as green space.

Krekorian's motion would also instruct the Department of Public works to complete any required street or easement vacations to allow for a transfer of jurisdiction to the Recreation and Parks Department.

The item has been referred to the City Council's Public Works and Gang Reduction Committee for consideration at a future meeting.

The property is located in a park-poor section of the valley, with no city-owned facilities located within easy walking distance.  The nearest facilities - Strathern Park and the Whitsett Sports Field - are both located more than one mile away.