Volume 18 - December 2014 
Security & Maintenance: (866) 560-9346  
General Inquiries & Office: (213) 663-1111
New Mural Going Up on Parking GarageMural

Second Mural in South Park Public Art Program by DevNGosha


Thanks to our partnership with the Do Art Foundation, and local property owner PSP Investments, the once plain parking structure on Hope and 11th is soon to be adorned with a huge mural.  The art is being created by artist team DevnGosha, a duo formed in 2012.  While Devin's work is stylistically realistic, Gosha's is lyrical in form, making their joint efforts incredibly dynamic.

Work on the mural began on Friday, December 5, and will continue over the next couple of weeks, weather permitting.  Be sure to stop by and watch the artists in action as they help make this corner one of the hottest in the neighborhood.


You can follow the artists at @devngosha on Twitter and Instagram.  If you snap any pics, make sure to tag the #SPDoesArt!
800 Sidewalk Repairs Start January 5Sidewalk

Notices To Be Distributed in Advance of Work Across District

 

Beginning January 5, 2015, the South Park BID will begin repairing approximately 800 uneven sidewalk locations in the district.  Expect some noise and dust, but minimal traffic impacts.  Utilizing a concrete cutting technique, saw cutting, problem areas will be cut at an angle, as seen in the image to the left.  
These repairs will not include areas broken by tree roots or those in front of new developments, where the sidewalks will be completely reinstalled soon.

The entire process will take 8 - 10 weeks, with the entire repair team working on one location at a time in order minimize impact in each area.  Notices will be passed out daily to the buildings and stakeholders who will be impacted as the process moves along each street.  The construction will only take place Monday - Friday, from 9 AM - 3 PM.

The repairs will move along the streets of South Park in the following order: Hope St, Grand St, Venice Blvd, Pico Blvd, 12th St, and Flower St.

Please call the BID should you experience any particular issues as our sidewalks get fixed, and we will do our best to resolve them.

New Trees Coming to South ParkTreewells

Tree Meeting with City Leads to New Tree Locations in District

 

The South Park BID has been working on a plan to bring more trees across the neighborhood with city departments and tree specialists. 

City Plants with LA Conservation Corps, who also does South Park's street maintenance, is now embarking on cutting the newly approved tree wells across the district.  Cutting began last week and will continue into the first quarter of 2015.  South Park will have 18 new trees within the next few months, thanks to the hard work of LACC, the City, and landscape architecture firms Mel´┐Żndrez and Mia Lehrer and Associates.  Be on the lookout for your friends in green creating these new spaces for trees!
Video Shows Why South Park is the Place to BeVideo

Local Producers Help Capture the Essence of the Neighborhood

Share the excitement of all thats going on in South Park with our new video!  Thanks to a local DTLA videographer and producer, we're proud to present this look into why South Park is "The Place to Be".  The video includes interviews with local and incoming businesses, residents, and the curator of our new public art program, plus shots of some of your favorite places in the district.

 

Be sure to share it with your friends and family, or businesses that you'd like to see come to the neighborhood.  Click here to watch it on Youtube. 

Annual Meeting Brings Together CommunityAnnMeeting

BID Presents A Year in Review and a Look into 2015 

 

This year's Annual Meeting was a great success, thanks to all of the community members, local restaurants, and great speakers who came out to support the event.

Topics discussed included updates on the Clean and Safe Teams, projects in the public realm, and work being done in conjunction with various city departments.

Miss the meeting?  Be sure to check out the PDF presentation here.  You can also see a video of the entire meeting here.
HUGE Thanks to Representatives & RestaurantsThanks

Offices of Congressman Beccera, Councilman Huizar, City Attorney Feuer and LAPD at Annual Meeting

 

Annual Meeting Food 2014
The South Park BID would like to thank all of our speakers and guests at this year's Annual Meeting.  

We were extremely fortunate to have Sara Hernandex from Councilmember Huizar's office and Liz Saldivar from Congressman Becerra's office, as well as Kurt Knecht from the City Attorney's Office and Sgt. Mike Flanagan  and Senior Lead Officer Danny Reedy of LAPD, and appreciated their presence at this important community event.

The BID would also like to thank our local restaurants for proving amazing food at this year's Annual Meeting.  Be sure to check them out in the district soon:



So much of what the South
Park BID is able to do throughout the year is thanks to great partnerships with all of these organizations, and for that we thank them immensely.

Please thank your local restaurants and city and state leadership for their involvement and participation in this meeting and all year in our district!

 

MBottle Rock Green Carpet - Jan. 20GreenCarpetBR

Head to Everyone's Favorite Wine Bar for a Great Night with Locals

 

 

South Park BID is celebrating our new local businesses by rolling out the South Park green carpet and inviting you to check them out! Join us at Bottle Rock, a DTLA favorite, as we wine and dine together with the local community this January. Metered parking is available on Hope St, and the Blue/Expo line stop is just up the street. 

 

January's Green Carpet Event

Bottle Rock

Tuesday, January 20

Food & Drink Specials!

1050 S Flower St (entrance on 11th)

 

More info to come soon on specials, prizes, and entertainment at our special Green Carpet event with Bottle Rock!

 

More updates to come soon!


Sign Up for Our New Meeting NotificationsMeetingNots

All Are Welcome at SP Board and Committee Meetings

 

South Park is moving to a new way to notify you about our public Board of Directors Committee, and Neighborhood Watch meetings.  Once you've signed up for any or all of the notifications through our new system, you'll get reminders a few weeks and a few days out, as well as a request for you to RSVP.  All of these meetings are open to the public, so feel free to tell your friends and neighbors as well.

New to South Park meetings?  Don't be afraid to join us!  Our Board of Directors meetings handle district-wide topics and approve committee recommendations.  The  District Identity and Marketing (DISI) Committee discusses ideas for branding the district and special events, while the Clean/Safe Operations, and Enhanced Beautifications (SOBO) Committee focuses on keeping the district maintained and secure.  The Neighborhood Watch meets quarterly, with topics suggested here.

Go southpark.la/meeting-signup to subscribe.  We hope to see you soon!

 

Nominate SP for "LA's Neighborhood of the Year"!

A Quick Email Gets South Park in the Running for Curbed LA's ContestCurbed

Nominate South Park for the Curbed Cup! All you need to do is email la@curbed.com, and let them know that South Park is the place to be!  You can also nominate on the announcement page by commenting on the article here. 

 

Every December, Curbed LA celebrates the end of the year with the annual Curbed Cup, a bracket-style competition to choose the neighborhood of the year in Los Angeles.  Past winners include our neighbors at the Historic Core, Glendale, Atwater Village, and Hollywood.  With all thats going on in South Park, its a great time to nominate our neighborhood for this award!

 

Make sure to remind your friends, family and neighbors to nominate their favorite neighborhood, too!

Green Carpet Events, Newsletter Spotlights, and Neighborhood Watch

 

Do you have a business in South Park?  Do you want to discuss local safety concerns?  Fill out some quick surveys so we can help with both!

We hope to hear from you soon through these surveys!  Please all keep us posted if there are other ways in which we can support our residents and businesses.


 

Supper & Skate at L.A. LIVE All of DecemberSuppernSkate

A Holiday Event for the Whole Family to Enjoy

 


 
Make the most of the Holiday Season with the Supper & Skate offer that's great for all ages! Visit a participating L.A. LIVE restaurant and ask for the Supper & Skate menu which includes an ice skating pass all for a special price. Participating restaurants include The Farm, ROCK'N FISH, Lawry's Carvery, and the all-new Ford's Filling Station. To see the menus and for ice rink information visit www.lalive.com/supperandskate 

 

All Star Chef Classic Tickets Are On Sale NowChefs

An Amazing Foodie Event Comes to South Park in March

 


 

The only food event of its kind, All-Star Chef Classic returns to Los Angeles March 11-14 at L.A. LIVE for a four-day intimate and exclusive culinary experience bringing together some of the world's most innovative and celebrated chefs. All of this will take place in the Chefs Tasting Arena™ and the impressive Restaurant Stadium™. This state-the-art venue will be custom built with stadium seating, lights, cameras and LED screens, giving fans the perfect view of all the action while being close to enough to feel the heat of the kitchen. 


 

This year's All-Star lineup includes Ludo Lefebvre (Trois Mec, Los Angeles), Nancy Silverton (Mozza, Los Angeles), Christina Tosi (Momofuku Milk Bar, NYC), Graham Elliot (Graham Elliot Bistro, Chicago) and more with six unique gastronomic celebrations that will blow your mind AND your taste buds! For more info and to reserve your tickets today, visit www.allstarchefclassic.com.    

$7 Tuesdays at Regal Cinemas Continue!Movies

Score a Great Movie Deal in South Park, Every Week

 

$7 Tuesday is every Tuesday of the month at Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE! All movies all day are just $7 for all guests every Tuesday when you come to Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE to see Hollywood's biggest blockbusters! 
 
To see whats playing and get even more info, check out lalive.com/movies.
Get Connected! 
For more regular updates & info:

In this Issue:
New Mural Going Up on Parking Garage 
New Tree Wells and Planted Trees in SP
Annual Meeting Brings Together Community 
Sign Up for Our New Meeting Notifications
Nomiate SP for "LA's Neighborhood of the Year"!
Please Fill Out Some Quick Surveys 
$7 Tuesdays at Real Cinemas Continue 

Featured Available SpaceCommSpace

Check Out a Commercial Vacancy in SP

 


1147 S Hope St

 

Free standing two story building on one of South Park's most upcoming intersections

 

 

SP Spotlight On:Spotlight
 
El Cholo
Wonderful Mexican Food Since 1923

 

South Park has been lucky enough to have El Cholo as part of our community since 2010.  It isis a member of the El Cholo family that spans across the city, a Los Angeles native business that was initially established near the Coliseum in 1923.  With delicious Mexican food and cool pitchers of margaritas, El Cholo has the kind of atmosphere you love to enter and hate to leave.

Opening the same year that their Filet Mignon Tacos were awarded Best Taco in the city, the location in South Park is just across the street from LA LIVE & Staples Center, making it easily accessible for residents and visitors alike.  You can also order easily online!  


 

South Park BID would like to give a special thanks to El Cholo for being one of the restaurants to provide refreshments at our recent Annual Meeting.

 

 

 
For more info, check out elcholo.com, visit their Facebook, or call 213.746.7750.
Clean & Safe Report
Updates from the SP Service Team

Clean Team

  

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

Streets Maintained
4,020
Streets Maintained (linear ft)
1,998,480
Trash Disposed (bags)
3,160
Trash Disposed (pounds)
38,540
Bulky Items Disposed
36
Number of Requests261
Graffiti Removed (square ft)
5,512
Citizen Assists
373
Tree wells serviced
964
Pressure washing (sf)
17,010
Doggie Bags Replaced
5,800

Safety Team

Our Safety Team is always making strides in improving the security of South Park.  This month, SP Safety Team worked against vandalism, theft, and assisted LAPD.
 
Selected Safe Team Statistics for November:
 
Observations

2,658

Merchant Contact
34
Resident Contact
27
Citizen Assist
172
Call For Service
50
Kiosk Assists
112

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

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Support Your Business & Community

 

Have a business or service in South Park?  Hosting or promoting an event?  Maybe you live in the neighborhood but want to support a shop just outside?

 

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!

 

Click here for more info, or contact Amanda@southpark.la.

Upcoming Events



Sidewalk Repairs Begin: Jan. 5

Bottle Rock Green Carpet Event: Jan. 20
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