Volume 30 - December 2015
Security & Maintenance: (866) 560-9346  
General Inquiries & Office: (213) 663-1111
South Park BID Is Moving Offices Move
BID Staff & Clean & Safe Teams Relocating North Up Hope St.
 
 
The South Park BID administrative office has moved down Hope Street to 1100 S. Flower St. South Park Clean and Safe Ambassadors will move to the new location by January 31, 2016. The move will bring the staff and Clean and Safety Ambassadors closer to the heart of the neighborhood. The new office address is:

 1100 S. Flower St. #3400, Los Angeles, CA 90015.

For more information, click here. 
Want To Receive Meeting Notifications?Notifications

Meetings Will Be Taking Place At New Address!

 

 
 
Sign up for South Park BID public meeting notifications today!

Once you have signed up for any or all notifications, you will receive reminders a few weeks and a few days before meetings, as well as a request for your RSVP. All SP Board and Committee meetings are open to the public. Feel free to tell your friends and neighbors, too.

New to South Park meetings? 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, the Clean/Safe Operations, and Enhanced Beautifications (SOBO) Committee focuses on keeping the district  maintained  and secure, and the South Park II (SPII) Committee focuses on issues in the South Park II District. Be involved. We want to hear your input!

Sign up for notifications on our website or email Priscilla Hsu, Operations Manager, at priscilla@southpark.la to request meeting notifications. We hope to see you soon!
1/2/16 SPII Officially Begins ServicesSPII
New BID Services Will Start in New Year
 
 
Property owners in the area located immediately east of the current South Park BID will soon be able to take advantage of BID Clean and Safe services. South Park II, bounded roughly by Olympic Blvd, the alley between Main/Broadway, the 10 freeway, and Margo (alley between Grand/Olive), will be managed by the South Park Stakeholders Group. 
 
Day-to-day operations will be directed by the current South Park BID office. To contact the Clean and Safe 24/7 hotline, dial (866) 560-9346.

South Park II businesses are now active on the SP Business Directory

Are you a property owner in SPII an interested learning more about the BID and BID Services? Please contact Priscilla Hsu, Operations Manager, at priscilla@southpark.la.

To learn more about the South Park II BID, click here  .
South Park Parklet Coming Soon! Parquet

Save The Date For Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on 1/14/16

 

 
Installation of the South Park Parklet  at 1111 S. Hope St. is currently in progress with an anticipated completion date in January 2016. The South Park parklet will be the first to be approved and built through the People St. Program, an LADOT program focused on transforming LA's city streets into active, accessible spaces for people.
 
Save the date for our ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring remarks by Councilmember Jose Huizar:
Thursday, January 14, 2016
at 9:00 AM
 
The BID thanks the sponsors who made the parklet a reality:
So|Da Architects , Mia Lehrer + Associates, Mack Urban
Benchmark + Tishman Construction, A Joint Venture, TinCo
, Valley Crest Landscape Development , Harry H. Joh Construction , ABC Resources, Inc., Helix Electric, Swinerton Builders, Hazens Group , Trumark Urban , and ALTC Realty. 
 
To learn more about the parklet, click here.
1/14/16 Green Carpet feat. CoCo Fresh CoCoFresh
Save The Date For January Green Carpet Event 
  

Coco Fresh Green Carpet Event & Lunch Happy Hour 
January 14, 2016, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Coco Fresh Downtown Los Angeles
1113 S Hope St, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Coco Fresh  provides downtown Los Angeles with gourmet juice, tea, and boba. Join us for an afternoon of  fun and specials at your neighborhood Coco Fresh. Specials include:

-Bring a friend, buy a drink, get a milk tea free!
-Sample flights of new boba and milk tea flavors!
-Raffle and prizes! 
 
For more information, click here.
1/13/16 DISI Committee Meeting  FirstMeeting
First SPBID Meeting Of Year Will Be Held At New Office
 
SOBO 10-13

South Park BID District Identity & Marketing (DISI) Committee Meeting 
Wednesday, January 13, 2016, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
South Park Business Improvement District New Office
1100 S. Flower St. #3400, Los Angeles, CA 90015

The South Park BID District Identity & Marketing Committee (DISI) is a Board sub-committee open to the public that provides guidance to the full Board of Directors on the strategic communications and marketing efforts to promote the South Park BID. Join us as we discuss SPBID 2016 marketing plans and efforts.

To RSVP, please click here.
Metro Charter Helps Decorate New Community Art Project



As a next step in the Public Art Strategic Plan, the South Park BID and the Do Art Foundation this month worked with Metro Charter Elementary School students to paint pieces of plywood for a new construction fence art project in South Park. The construction fence artwork, curated by local and renowned artist, Shrine (Brent Spears), will test new, innovative graffiti-proof ideas. The project will make its debut in January 2016 at the corner of Hope St. and Pico Blvd. Installation is slated to begin January 10.
 
Special thanks to Jade Enterprises for allowing the SPBID to use their site to test this pilot program.

With a new focus on art that engages the South Park community, the BID and the Do Art Foundation are o rganizing a series of exciting projects for 2016. For more information on the South Park Public Art Strategic Plan, click here
1/31 LA Art Show Mural Tour & Panel  LAArtshow
Save The Date For An Exclusive South Park Art Tour

 
Los Angeles Art Show 
January 27 - January 31, 2016 
LA Convention Center 
1201 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015

The LA Art Show, the 200,000 square foot art fair that welcomed more than 50,000 art enthusiasts to the Los Angeles Convention Center this past year, will launch its newly curated art show experience at the upcoming 2016 event. 

On Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 11:00 AM the South Park BID is teaming up with the Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles (MCLA) to offer a free mural tour to LA Art Show (LAAS) atte
ndees and the South Park Community of the outdoor public art in South Park.

For more information, click here
Star Wars: The Force Awakens  StarWars
Watch the Movie of the Year at Regal Cinemas LA LIVE



Don't miss Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 4DX at Regal Cinemas LA LIVE. he 4DX auditorium features motion seats and special effects including wind, fog, mist/rain, scents and more that perfectly synch to the on-screen action.

For more information, click here.
1/30 Councilmember Huizar's Night on Broadway Broadway
Get Ready For An Evening Of Arts, Culture, And Entertainment



Councilmember Huizar's Night on Broadway 
January 30, 2016, 5:00 - 11:00 PM
Full Street Closure 2nd to 7th St., Downtown LA

Celebrating the 8th anniversary of L.A. City Councilmember José Huizar's Bringing Back Broadway initiative - an ambitious 10-year plan for Broadway's revitalization- Night on Broadway will feature free innovative, multi-cultural entertainment programming in 7 of Broadway's historic theaters and an on-street festival area featuring booths and pop-up shops from local DTLA businesses, a family-friendly kids area, and a main stage featuring live musical performances.

Skip Parking and Go Metro to Night on Broadway by taking the Metro Red or Purple Line to Pershing Square Station. Broadway is a couple blocks east. For more details,  click here. For your best route, use the  Metro Trip Planner or call Go Metro (323) 466-3876.

For more information, click here.
12/31 Prohibition New Year's Eve At Union Station NYE
Cocktails, Oysters, Live Music, Flappers, And More!



Prohibition NYE at Union Station
January 31, 2016, 9:00 PM - 2:00 AM
800 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

McCullough and Ross is proud to announce the fourth annual Prohibition New Year's Eve, presented by KCRW, set to take place at the iconic Union Station in Downtown Los Angeles. Celebrate NYE Gatsby-style, which means you're getting exclusive access to an unforgettable evening of free-flowing cocktails, fresh oysters, live music and flappers inside LA's beautiful and historic Union Station.

 Enjoy live music performances by DJLe Youth, plus live jazz from the incredible Jessie Payo and the DH Ban, and dancers from the LA Dollhouse.

Tickets will support the Akola Project, a non-profit that empowers women in poverty to transform the lives of their families and communities.

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.
12/31 Barcito NYE Cocktail Party NYEBarcito
Bring in the New Year with Unlimited Bites & Open Bar!



Barcito NYE Cocktail Party
December 31, 2015, 5:00 PM - Close
403 W. 12th St., Los Angeles, CA 90015

Join Barcito, Argentine-inspired shared plates bar on the corner of 12th & Grand in Downtown Los Angeles, on New Year's Eve for Unlimited Passed Bites and an Open Bar. 

Chef Chuck Abair has assembled a special passed picadas menu, featuring items like the crispy provoleta bites and cured salmon crostini, to help wash down the free flowing cocktails. All this for $95 (including tax, tip and a champagne toast)!  

For more information and to purchase tickets, click  here.
USC Now Prominently Featured In DTLA SkylineUSC
University Sign Now Crowns Iconic Building in South Park
 
  
 
Earlier in December, a Huey helicopter rose six letters, two shields and supporting framework to the top of the office tower at Olive and 12th St.  The letters weigh about 500 pounds each and stand 15 feet tall. The shield weighs 2,000 pounds and is 20 feet high.

The sign's placement will give the Olive and 12th St. tower a USC presence from top to bottom. USC earlier this year became the building's largest tenant, leasing more than a quarter of the tower across multiple floors for several university units. The broadcast studios of Classical KUSC, one of the nation's most popular classical music stations, occupy the basement. 

For more information, click here.
Save the Date: DineLA is Coming DineLA
Los Angeles Restaurant Week Returns in January



DineLA 
J anuary 18 - January 31, 2016
Participating Los Angeles Restaurants 

DineL.A. Restaurant Week is a 14-day dining event that takes place in over 300 restaurants throughout L.A. county, offering specially priced lunch and dinner menus. This season, dineL.A. is partnering with  OpenTable  to donate $1 of every seated reservation that's booked through our website to The Midnight Mission   , a vital nonprofit organization that provides food, shelter and essential aid to those experiencing homelessness throughout the city. 
 
Make your reservation today and help support this worthy cause. 
 
For more information, click here.
Apply To Become A Coro Fellow Today! Coro
Advance Your Professional Career With Leadership Program

 

The  Coro Fellowship is  a full-time, multi-sector leadership training program for professionals with a Bachelor's degree or equivalent life experience.  Coro opens countless doors and opportunities by rotating through a series of field placements and more.  
 
Applications to join the 2016-2017 class are due January 20, 2016 . Visit  CoroFellows.org or email CoroSoCal@coro.org for more info.
EVENT & MEETING RECAPS
Committee Discusses SP Walkability Project & Safety 
 


On Wednesday, December 2, 2015, the South Park Stakeholders Group subcommittee, Operations and Enhanced Beautification (SOBO/EBO), met to discuss an upcoming community streetscape effort, the  South Park Walkability Project
 
USC Teamcore Research Group member, Matthew Brown, presented on best crime-prevention and hot spot-prediction practices through data and criminal behavioral analyses. 
 
To read the full meeting recap, click here.
DT Dance & Movement Grand Opening Gala Big Success! 
 


The South Park BID partnered with local dance studio, Downtown Dance & Movement on Friday, December 4, 2015 for the next event in the Green Carpet series. Over 70 guests attended to watch live performances by World Champion Argentine Tango Masters Fabian Peralta & Josefina Bermudez, Viver Brasel, one of the most renowned Afro Brazilian dance companies, Sam Allen, a local hip-hop instructor, and many more. The new Downtown Dance & Movement studio was also open for self-guided tours and open-dancing. Downtown Dance & Movement studio owner, Linda Valentino issued remarks and emceed the event.
 
For more information, click here
Committee Hearing on LACC Redesign & Expansion 
 


Stakeholders convened in City Hall on 12/9/15 for the Economic Development Committee Meeting, which included an item number on the Los Angeles Convention Center Redesign project. The South Park BID spoke during public comment to emphasize the importance of the Populous redesign for the Downtown LA and LA communities at-large, and to request that the Committee move swiftly on the project.

 
For more information, click here.
Public Meeting Reviews 2015 And Previews 2016 in SP



South Park community members gathered on Wednesday, December 9, for the South Park BID Annual Meeting hosted by the California Hospital Medical Center. 
 
Special guest and keynote speaker Mott Smith, Co-Founder and Principal with  Civic Enterprise, delivered remarks on the evolution of city planning and the future of community building.

Retiring Board Member, Fernando Villa of Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP, was recognized for his service to the BID in 2015.

South Park Star Awards also recognized the following groups and individuals for their contributions to the growth of South Park:

Blick on Beverly Art Supplies

Dawn Davis

Deborah Murphy

Durango

Hertz Entertainment

Hotel Figueroa

LA Auto Show

Mural Conservancy of LA

Tim Fremaux 

 
To read the full event recap, including 2015 highlights and 2016 anticipated projects, click here.
Wishing You A Safe And Happy Holiday Season!
 
 
 
The South Park BID wishes you a happy and safe holiday season!

South Park BID Clean and Safe team ambassadors will continue to work through the holiday season to ensure the safety and cleanliness of the neighborhood. Call the 24/7 hotline 866-560-9346 for any service requests this holiday season.

MONTHLY UPDATES 
SP Clean Team's Monthly Focus CleanFocus 

Maintenance Crews Keep South Park Clean 


 

Starting in 2015, South Park's Clean Team focuses on a monthly special project in order to increase the overall cleanliness of the neighborhood.

 

This month, the Clean Team focused on weed abatement on sidewalks and tree wells.

 

Earlier this year, the Clean Team steam washed select locations in the district, pressure-washed every trash can in the district, removed weeds from all local tree wells, removed graffiti, touched up walls with paint, and cleaned the utility boxes and alleys.

 

Stay tuned for information on special projects from the South Park BID Clean Team in the coming months.

 

Have an idea for a special project? Let us know!

Get Connected! 
For more regular updates & info:
Be sure to tag us: #SouthParkLA

In the News  UpcomingBoard 

Los Angeles Business Journal: Metro Launches New Silver Line Express






In this Issue:
SP Business Spotlight:BizSpotlight
Don Chente Bar & Grill offers a taste of old world Mexico in the new Los Angeles. 
 
Don Chente Bar, Grill & Lounge is the most upscale, sophisticated restaurant in Downtown Los Angeles. This 25,000 square foot multi level venue is the ideal celebration destination, the restaurant will serve classic and contemporary Mexican fare, including an impressive array of hand crafted cocktails.  

Breathtaking views of the beautiful downtown skyline, sunset and starry skies are unmatched from our rooftop deck, cabanas and fire pits enhance your experience. We invite you to taste Old World Mexico in the new Los Angeles. 
 
For more information, click here.
South Park Spotlight:BizSpotlight
The South Park BID would like to congratulate former SPBID Safety Officer Chris Valencia for graduating from the LAPD Police Academy on December 23, 2015. Officer Valencia previously worked for the South Park BID from 2009 until 2015.

After a thorough application process, LAPD Policy Academy recruits must successfully complete 24 weeks of rigorous training in order to graduate. The South Park BID is very proud of Officer Valencia's accomplishments and wish him the best in his new assignment. 
Clean & Safe Report CleanSafeMonthly
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
4,154
Streets Maintained (linear ft)
2,065,096
Trash Disposed (bags)
2,276
Trash Disposed (pounds)
33,280
Bulky Items Disposed
39
Number of Requests/Jobs 444
Graffiti Removed (square ft)
2,087
Citizen Assists
348
Tree wells serviced 731
Pressure washing (sf)
8,490
Alleys Maintained
527
Weed abatement (sf)
400

Safety Team

Our Safety Team is  always  making strides in improving the security of South Park.  This month, SP Safety Team worked with LA County Public Health on illegal vending, and assisted with crime prevention throughout the district.
 
Selected Safe Team Statistics for November:
 
Observations

1,927

Merchant Contact
159
Resident Contact
1
Citizen Assist
63
Call For Service
124
Kiosk Assists 111
Guard Tour Check In
12,493
Benches/sidewalks
cleared
73

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

Sponsor South Park Today!

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 laura@southpark.la.

Upcoming Events

 

Recurring:


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To view the full calendar of upcoming
events, click
here .
South Park Board UpcomingBoard 
& 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. 
 
 
Report an issue: (866) 560-9346
Stop by: 1333 S Hope St, LA, CA 90015
Want to promote your organization or event with the South Park Post? Contact our Operations Manager at priscilla@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