Mid-City Heights, Los Angeles

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Mid-City Heights, Los Angeles
Mid-City Heights signage on the West Boulevard as it crosses over the Santa Monica Freeway
Mid-City Heights signage on the West Boulevard as it crosses over the Santa Monica Freeway
Mid-City Heights, Los Angeles is located in Los Angeles
Mid-City Heights, Los Angeles
Mid-City Heights, Los Angeles
Location within Central Los Angeles
Coordinates: 34°02′13″N 118°20′41″W / 34.036854°N 118.344787°W / 34.036854; -118.344787Coordinates: 34°02′13″N 118°20′41″W / 34.036854°N 118.344787°W / 34.036854; -118.344787
Country United States
State California
County Los Angeles
Time zonePacific
Zip Code
90019
Area code(s)323

Mid-City Heights is a neighborhood in Los Angeles, California. It lies within the larger Mid-City area of Los Angeles.


Geography[edit]

Mid-City Heights is bounded by Washington Boulevard on the north, the Santa Monica Freeway on the south, West Boulevard on the east and Hauser Boulevard on the west. [1] [2] [3]

The City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation has installed neighborhood signage at the following locations: West Boulevard and Washington Boulevard [4], West Boulevard and the Santa Monica Freeway, La Brea Avenue and Washington Boulevard [5], La Brea Avenue and the Santa Monica Freeway [6], and Washington Boulevard and Hauser Street [7].

The neighborhood lies within the larger area of Mid-City, Los Angeles.[8]

History[edit]

Prior to acquiring the name "Mid-City Heights", the area was an unnamed section of Mid-City Los Angeles. A petition to name the area Mid-City Heights began circulating in the community in September 2015. [9] A petition to name a neighborhood must contain 500 signatures from residents and businesses the reside in the community being named; the petition with 540 signatures was submitted to the Los Angeles City Clerk on January 7, 2017. [10]

After the gathered signatures were submitted, the city process of approval began, which included finding out if the area hadn’t already been given a name in the distant past, it hadn’t. The naming effort went through various City Hall agencies, a City Hall motion, and a Mid-City Neighborhood Council (MINC) vote.[11] On June 30th, 2017, the name was approved by the city.[12]

Landmarks and attractions[edit]

The following landmarks lie within the boundaries of Mid-City Heights.

Nate Holden Performing Arts Center on Washington Boulevard
Charles Bukowski's Childhood Home at 2122 S. Longwood Avenue




Government[edit]

  • United States Post Office, Ray Charles Station - located at 4960 West Washington Boulevard. Renamed in honor of singer Ray Charles in 2005.[18]


Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://clkrep.lacity.org/onlinedocs/2017/17-0216_rpt_2-3-16.pdff
  2. ^ http://clkrep.lacity.org/onlinedocs/2017/17-0216_misc_2-15-17.pdf
  3. ^ http://clkrep.lacity.org/onlinedocs/2017/17-0216_misc_03-13-17.pdf
  4. ^ signage at the intersection of West Boulevard and Washington Boulevard
  5. ^ signage at the intersection of La Brea Avenue and Washington Boulevard
  6. ^ signage at the intersection of WLa Brea Avenue and the Santa Monica Freeway
  7. ^ signage at the intersection of Washington Boulevard and Hauser Street
  8. ^ A Mid-City Heights sign adjacent to a Mid-City sign
  9. ^ https://mincla.org/mid-city-heights-coalition/
  10. ^ http://clkrep.lacity.org/onlinedocs/2017/17-0216_misc_2-3-17.pdf
  11. ^ http://theneighborhoodnewsonline.net/news/community/1235-welcome-mid-city-heights
  12. ^ http://clkrep.lacity.org/onlinedocs/2017/17-0216_CA_07-03-2017.pdf
  13. ^ [1] EbonyRep.org
  14. ^ [2] Bukowskihome.com
  15. ^ http://articles.latimes.com/2004/may/23/entertainment/ca-dullaghan23
  16. ^ Kudler, Adrian Glick (May 26, 2015). "Charles Bukowski's Famous Childhood Home in Mid-City LA is For Sale". Curbed LA.

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