Volume 7 - December 2013  
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SP 2013 Accomplishments and Future Plans for 2014
 

Its almost here! Join the South Park BID as we wrap up an extremely eventful year in the district.  The agenda will include 2013's accomplishments, PLUS the final report from the ULI TAP study, the Jones Lang LaSalle real estate study, a new mobile app for South Park, a high-tech mobile kiosk for the district, community events for 2014, steps for better safety and maintenance, and more!

 

Don't miss out on hearing from Councilmember Jose Huizar of Council District 14, as well as LAPD Central Division Captain John McMahon, who will both be speaking at this year's Annual Meeting.

 

This Annual Meeting will take place:

 

 December 12 at 5:30 PM

 

Keck Auditorium, Leavy Hall

California Hospital Medical Center

1401 S Grand St, Los Angeles CA 90015

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: 

The entrance to Leavey Hall is on 15th St, between Hope & Grand.  Click here for a map!  Refreshments will be provided.

 

 

RSVP required to Sharon@southpark.la by December 9.
This Thurs, LA Rec & Parks Holds Meeting in South Park
 

What types of open space do YOU want to see in Downtown Los Angeles?  This is your chance to learn about a visioning plan for public open space in the area, as well as give feedback on what YOU would like to see!

 

The Los Angeles Recreation and Parks Department wants to hear from the Downtown community in order to identify priority open space types, define boundaries, and determine the best forms and locations of open space.

 

 

 

Join the South Park and

 Downtown community this Thursday on December 5 from 5-7 PM, in Leavy Hall of the California Hospital Medical Center at 1401 S Grand (same location as our Annual Meeting the following week!)

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: The entrance to Leavey Hall is on 15th St, between Hope & Grand.  Click here for a map!

 

For more information, contact Melinda Gejer of the Dept. of Recreation and Parks at (213) 202-2602 or melinda.gejer@lacity.org

 

Stay updated with info on COSLA's Facebook Page.

L.A. LIVE and Target Bring DTLA a 3-Day Winter Wonderland

There's a 100% chance of snow in the heart of Downtown LA! Over three magical days, Target is creating a winter wonderland at L.A. LIVE, bringing SoCal a side of winter we rarely get to see. This event brings together the joy and wonder of the holidays, featuring a snow castle with a hill for sledding, holiday surprises, and, of course, lots and lots of snow. Join us December 2-4 from 5pm as Target presents the best.snowday.ever with:

� The annual tree lighting on December 2nd at 5pm
� Giant snow castle with a 30-ft sledding hill
� Carnival snow games
� Carol-oke with your holiday favorites
� Ice skating
� Lots and lots of SNOW! 

 

Click here for more information. 

ULI TAP Study a  Great SuccessULI

Two-Day Study Panel Presents Initial Findings to South Park

After much preparation and two intense days of study, interviews, and discussion, the Urban Land Institute's Technical Assistance Panel for South Park produced a fantastic presentation to over 80 property owners, residents, community members and more.

 

The initial findings can be found here, and the completed report will be presented at this year's Annual Meeting on December 12.

 

The South Park BID would like to thank the ULI-LA members who formed the TAP, all the interviewees, and CHMC for providing the presentation space.  It was a great experience for all those involved, and South Park looks forward to implementing many of the ideas and projects presented by the TAP.

 

LA Streetcar Community Meeting UpdateStreetcar

Councilman Huizar and Streetcar Advocates Show Support

 

This November, Councilman Huizar, along with representatives of Los Angeles Streetcar, Inc. (LASI) and Metro presented an update to community members throughout Downtown Los Angeles.  Councilman Huizar and LASI walked participants through the funding model and answered questions with respect to recent news and the implementation timeline.

 

Miss the Community Update meeting?  Just click here for the Streetcar Community Update Presentation, and feel free to contact our office with any questions.

BID Works with City on Street Closure InfoCLosure

Many Departments Meet to Discuss Better Informing the Public

South Park BID and Historic Core BID met with LAPD, Film LA, Council District 14, and other City departments to discuss better methods of informing the public of street closures, as a response to your concerns.

 

While currently there is not one central location for all street closure info, this group is working together towards a solution.  SP BID will post as many local closures as possible on social media, and we encourage you to look for updates on Film LA's website.

 

For more info, call 311 about specific road closures, and check out the Bureau of Engineering's Navigate LA interactive map.

 

South Park BID will keep you posted on any further updates!

South Park ED to Chair LA BID ConsortiumCons

Collective of LA Area BIDs to be Led by Jessica Lall of SP

 

The Los Angeles BID Consortium, the group representing all BIDs in LA, has chosen Jessica Lall, South Park BID's Executive Director as Chair for the next two years.  It will be an honor for her to represent the BIDs of LA and help guide them through their monthly meetings as they discuss issues relating to the BIDs throughout the city.  Jessica joined the BID community in January, after previously working as the Mayor's Policy Director for Downtown LA.  This position will give our community members a direct line of communication to other BIDs for best practices, and to make sure issues important to our constituents are brought to their attention.

 

For more on the work of the LA BID Consortium, click here.

Follow These Tips & Don't Have Your New Purchases Stolen

Avoid being a victim of theft!  South Park officers often notice valuables that are visible in cars, and during the holidays this only occurs more.  While SP BID will leave a note reminding you to hide your valuables, a thief will NOT!

 

This time of year, when you may be making many purchases, please remember these helpful tips and keep those thieving Grinches away:

  • Lock all doors and roll up windows, even if your shopping is short.
  • Put purchases in the trunk or under seats at each location.
  • Take purchases indoors as soon as possible.
  • Park in spot highly visible to others, not near large trucks or bushes.
  • When bringing your gifts indoors, keep them away from windows.
Happy Shopping!

 

Click here for more info on LAPD's "Hide It, Lock It, Keep It" Campaign 

Spots Still Available at Metro CharterMC

Local Elementary Enrolling K-2 for the Current 2013 School Year

Metro Charter, the elementary school that started in South Park this fall, still has a few spots available!  Take advantage of this great opportunity for your children to learn and grow right in Downtown LA.

 

Recently voted "Downtown's most important addition of the year" by LA Downtown News, this school is located on the campus of the California Hospital Medical Center in Leavey Hall.

 

A free, public, and parent-initiated school, Metro Charter has an after school enrichment program and free lunch for all students.

 

Feel free to contact them for more info! Email: info@metrocharter.org.

Website: www.metrocharter.org

Calling All LA Downtown Real Estate Brokers, Investors, and Developers!DCBID

The Renaissance of Downtown Los Angeles: Opportunity Knocks

In January, the Downtown Center Business Improvement District (DCBID) and the Central City Association (CCA) will be hosting a full-day event to showcase LA's real estate market. This event, titled The Renaissance of Downtown Los Angeles: Opportunity Knocks, will feature keynote speaker Eli Broad and guest speakers Dan Beckerman, Bert Dezzutti, Bill Witte, and Wayne Ratkovich, among other prominent real estate investors. 

 


Early Registration will end on December 15th, 2013. 

Click here for more info

 

Run on Sat. Jan 4th through Downtown & End in South Park

Its a 1/2 marathon, 5K, and kid's run, all in one and ending in South Park at L.A. LIVE! Start off the New Year on the right foot by crossing the finish line! The New Year's Race Los Angeles course offers its runners an awe-inspiring and totally unique tour of downtown Los Angeles-A NIGHT RACE under the glow of the bright city lights.

 

The course starts on 7th Street and Grand Avenue which is known as the "Taste of Downtown." The finish line will bring you next to the exciting new L.A. Live complex and guides participants through hotspots that mark the new generation of downtown living and some of the oldest historical landmarks of the city.

 

Click here for a map and more information. 

Great Venues at Right Here in Your District

Let L.A. LIVE host your next corporate or special holiday event! Both intimate gatherings and major special events will find the perfect space to entertain. L.A. LIVE is located in the heart of Downtown and is the leading entertainment district in Los Angeles offering six live entertainment venues, a fourteen screen cinema, the GRAMMY Museum�, over nineteen dining experiences and a luxury hotel!

 

Click here for venue and event information. 

Get Connected! 
For more regular updates & info:
 
In this Issue:
Community Meetings on Open Space
Its Snowing in South Park!
ULI TAP Study a Great Success 
LA Streetcar Community Meeting Update 
BID Works with City on Street Closure Info 
South Park ED to Chair LA BID Consortium 
Keep Your Holiday Gifts Safe
Spots Still Available at Metro Charter 
Calling All DTLA Real Estate Brokers, Investors, and Developers!
New Year's Race in DTLA
Book Your Holiday Party at L.A. Live!
SP Spotlight On:Spotlight
 
Of California Hospital Medical Center

 

  

The Los Angeles Center for Women's Health is a stand-alone, state-of-the-art facility focused specifically on treating women's health issues.  Designed to be a safe and comforting environment, LACWH goes beyond traditional health care by providing not only excellent care but creating a space that is incredibly inviting as well as high-tech.
 
Founded in 2011, the LACWH is located on the California Hospital Medical Center Campus at the corner of Venice and Grand.  The staff will coordinate and manage not only initial appointments, but follow-up care, and help in researching the answers needed. It's health care designed with you in mind.
 

Check them out on their website at lacwh.org, glance at pics on their Facebook page, or give the office a call at (866) 322-1257.

Clean & Safe Report
Updates from the SP Service Team

Clean Team

  

The Clean Team has been diligently pressure washing sidewalks, removing graffiti, and disposing of trash in the district, as well as responding to special requests.
 
 
Clean Team Accomplishments for November:

Streets Maintained
4,020
Streets Maintained (linear feet)
1,998,480
Trash Disposed (bags)
557
Trash Disposed (pounds)
45,420
Bulky Items Disposed
51
Alleys Maintained
5
Graffiti Removed (square feet)
3,761
Citizen Assists
292
Pressure washing (sf)
69,793

Safety Team

Our Safety Team is always making strides in improving the security of South Park.  This month, SP Safety Team worked closely with LAPD on the illegal vendor task force, successfully disposing of 10 abandoned food carts.

 
Selected Safe Team Statistics for November:
 
Observations
5,410
Merchant Contact
388 
Resident Contact
189
Citizen Assist
176
Vehicle Tags
4
Call For Service
59

Report maintenance & safety issues at (866) 560-9346 or click here.
NEW Social Media Names

 

South Park BID is proud to present our new social media handles: 
 
Twitter & Foursquare:  @SouthParkLA Facebook:  fb.com/SouthParkLosAngeles
 
Stay tuned for new Instagram & Yelp pages!
Upcoming Events
South Park Board BOARD 
& Committee Meetings

Bi-Monthly Board & Committee Meetings:
  • Board of Directors
  • District Identity & Streetscape Improvements Committee (DISI)
  • Sidewalk Beautification, Operations, and Order Committee (SOBO)

Upcoming Meetings: 

Anyone is welcome to join SPBID at any of these meetings, which take place at our office.  Agendas are available online. 

Keep in Touch
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Give us a call: (213) 663-1111
Report an issue: (866) 560-9346
Drop by: 1333 S Hope St, LA, CA 90015
Want to promote your organization or event with the South Park Post?  Contact our Director of Communications at amanda@southpark.la today!

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
1333 S Hope St  |  Los Angeles, CA 90015