Pico Station in South Park Could Get a New Name
Los Angeles Downtown News
November 28, 2017
DTLA – A pair of business entities in South Park are hoping to get the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to rename the Pico Station.
The South Park Business Improvement District has partnered with L.A. Live, operated by Anschutz Entertainment Group, to seek a rebranding of the station at 1236 S. Flower St., which services the Blue and Expo rail lines. The Metro board will hear the proposal in January, according to the BID. If approved, the station would be called L.A. Live/South Park.
BID Executive Director Ellen Riotto said the push has been in the works in recent years, as area stakeholders don’t find the current name descriptive enough, given Pico Boulevard’s stretch across Los Angeles. The South Park BID is seeking signatures in support of the name change.
The BID partnered with Metro earlier this year to upgrade the station with new lights, signage and fencing. It is close to many of the apartment and condominium projects that have opened in recent years in South Park. The station is frequently used by visitors to L.A. Live, Staples Center and the Convention Center.
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