New businesses, events, and updates from DTLA's SPBID.
Volume 48 - August 2017 
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BID News & Events
8/24: Board of Directors Meeting   


Please join us at STAPLES Center for our August Board of Directors Meeting. We'll hear presentations from Fixing Angelenos Stuck in Traffic, Vision Zero Alliance, and Oceanwide Plaza. Please RSVP here to help us expedite the check-in process.
 


To celebrate Le Box Blanc's LBB Official Store we're trying something new with this month's Green Carpet. Mention "Green Carpet" or RSVP here, and you'll have the chance to win $50 off purchases or discounts and gift cards to other local businesses.


Elections to the South Park Stakeholders Group Board of Directors begin next month. Property owners and their representatives are able to nominate themselves or a designee to join the Board. Stay tuned for more information, and contact  ellen@southpark.la with questions.
Los Angeles Downtown News

Property owners representing 89% of the land in the district voted in favor of another five-year term for the organization that provides clean and safe teams to the area, according to Executive Director Ellen Riotto.
Upcoming South Park Committee Meetings
Wednesday, September 13, 9:30 AM -  RSVP
Provides guidance to the full Board of Directors on matters relating to strategic communications and marketing efforts.

Wednesday, August 9, 9:00 AM -  RSVP
Provides guidance to the full Board of Directors on all matters relating to clean and safe services and streetscape projects.


All are welcome to attend SPBID meetings, which take place at our office.  Agendas are available online.
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South Park Spotlights

Aladdin's has been serving Salvadorian, Mexican, and American food to South Park for over 30 years. Get to know the restaurant's history, and the Corletto family, in this South Park Stories feature.

Healthy Spot is now open at the corner of Grand and Olympic. They offer retail, grooming, small dog daycare, obedience training, and teeth cleaning. For more information, click here
STAPLES Premium Seating

Premium suites, seats, and tables and lounges are now available at STAPLES Center. For more information, and for a free tour of STAPLES, contact Cesar at  cserrano@staplescenter.com.
In the News
Curbed LA

The South Park building spree continues. On Tuesday, Aug. 8, FMB Development broke ground on a seven-story building at 1317 S. Hope St.
Los Angeles Times

A [Crescent Heights] skyscraper that would be the tallest residential building in California has been proposed for downtown Los Angeles as the neighborhood's housing boom rolls on.
Los Angeles Downtown News

DTLA - In just over two weeks, classes are scheduled to begin at Metro Charter Elementary, the school formed in 2013 by Downtown Los Angeles parents.
LA Weekly

If you think police are wasting valuable taxpayer resources by issuing tickets to people who started walking across a street after the "don't walk" sign's numeric countdown has begun, you're not alone.
More News
The people and projects of South Park are making headlines.  Check out these links, or visit our In the News  section for more. 

Le Box Blanc's Neighborhood Store in DTLA  California Apparel News
Insights from Downtown's Retail Guru  Los Angeles Downtown News
Upcoming Events

NFMLA's August Film Festival will feature short films from emerging and female filmmakers. RSVP for screenings, and mingling over cocktails at South Park Center.

Join the Boutlet Brothers and a talented and diverse lineup to celebrate at Pershing Square. Detailed information, and tickets to the two day DTLA Proud Festival are available here.
More Events
There's always something happening in South Park.  Check out these events, or visit our  calendar  for more.
Partners
WREN Here LA
Two signature buildings, one uncommon community.
Now leasing in South Park.

WREN invites access to art, culture, entertainment, and community - and grants permission to retreat to a world that feels like your own home. 

For more information, click   here.

Here Design Studio is an interdisciplinary design practice that improves the public realm. 

Here Design looks forward to collaborating with you on your project, from parklet design and development or parcel studies, to conceptual green space design, mobility planning, and more.

For more information, click here.
Clean & Safe
Report maintenance & safety issues 
at (866) 560-9346 or by clicking here.
Monthly Focus

South Park's Clean Team focuses on a monthly special project. In July, we repainted 62 light poles and removed all stickers.  Have an idea for a special project?  Let us know!
Clean Team Updates


July YTD
Streets Maintained
3,627
24,804
Streets Maintained (linear ft)
1,759,684
12,033,968
Trash Disposed (bags)
2,970
18,481
Trash Disposed (pounds)
39,985
254,833
Bulky Items Disposed
70
439
Number of Requests/Jobs
521
3,304
Graffiti Removed (square ft)
3,426
28,427
Citizen Assists
779
4,080
Tree Wells Serviced
951
7,060
Pressure Washing (square ft)
2,900
53,140
Alleys Maintained (510)
465
3,225
Weed Abatement (square ft)
0
13,504

Safety Team Updates


July YTD
Observations
1,360
10,737
Merchant Contact
270
1,549
Resident Contact 
7
40
Citizen Assist
32
375
Call for Service
90
675
Kiosk Assists 
0
79
Guard Tour Check in
7,939
53,624
Benches/Sidewalks cleared
118
737

SPII Updates


July YTD
Trash Disposed (bags)
825
4,636
Trash Disposed (pounds) 
20,625
115,900
Pan and Broom (block faces)
1,200
8,400
Weed Abatement 
0
160
Graffiti Removed 
219
888
Graffiti Reported 
35
564
Graffiti Special Projects 
0
0
Hospitality - Directions Provided
23
118
Hospitality - Assistance Provided
0
10
Pressure Washing (block faces)
3
10
Pressure Washing (gallons of h2o)
500
850
Business/Merchant Contacts
78
432
Homelessness - Wake-Up Service
45
289
Calls for Assistance
13
46

Sponsor South Park
If you'd like to advertise on SPBID's newsletter, website, mobile kiosk, social media, street furniture, and more, check out our Sponsorship Package. Your financial support will increase funding straight into the local community, while we promote your business or event! For more information, contact wallis@southpark.la.
The South Park BID was established in 2005, with the mission to continually support the unique living and commerce experience for its residents and businesses by facilitating a safe, clean, collaborative and wholesome environment.
South Park Business Improvement District
Admin & Field Office: (213) 663-1111
24/7 Dispatch: (866) 560-9346
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