Volume 42 - December 2016
Security & Maintenance: (866) 560-9346  
General Inquiries & Office: (213) 663-1111
Thank You for a Great Year!
We couldn't have done it without you!thanksforagreatyear

    

This year, we launched SPII, opened the Hope St Parklet, expanded our award-winning public art program, welcomed 10 new businesses, and held events to connect you with the BID, your neighbors, and South Park's small businesses. Thank you for being a part of it!

As a reminder, there have been a few changes to the South Park team. Jessica begins her new role as CEO of the Central City Association on January 3. We're sad to see her go, but hope you'll join us in congratulating her on this exciting new role!

Ellen Riotto will be assuming the role of Interim Executive Director and can still be reached at ellen@southpark.la Wallis Locke has stepped into the role of Director of Communications and Policy, and can be reached at wallis@southpark.la.

To contact any member of the SPBID staff, click here
1/10: Green Carpet Feat. Club Pilates  
SPBID's First Green Carpet of 2017!clubpilatesGC

 
Green Carpet feat. Club Pilates 
  Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Club Pilates 
1119 S Hope St, Los Angeles, CA 90015

 The SPBID and Club Pilates invite you to celebrate health and wellness at the first Green Carpet of 2017!

The Club Pilates team has more combined hours studying, training, teaching and practicing Pilates than any other Pilates studio in existence.  Club Pilates believes that Pilates is the finest strength-training workout available for anyone, at any age. It's a path to a fuller, richer, healthier and more satisfying life.

Club Pilates will offer event attendees two free intro classes at 5:30 PM  and 6:30 PM, and free class passes. Attendees will be entered into a raffle for Club Pilates merchandise, additional free classes, and a three month membership. 

Intro classes are limited to 12 attendees. If you would like to reserve your spot contact wallis@southpark.la

For more information and to RSVP, click here
New Trash Cans for South Park II BID 
New Trash Cans Placed Throughout South Park II trashcans


In June, the South Park II Committee and Board Members approved the installation of 14 new trash cans in the SPII BID. The trash cans arrived and were placed by the clean and safe teams on December 13. More trash cans in SPII will help ensure cleaner streets and sidewalks in the district.

Thank you to the clean and safe teams for their great work.

To contact the South Park service teams, click here.  
1/11: First Committee Meeting of 2017
District Identity & Marketing Committee (DISI) Meetingdisimtg   

    

DISI Committee Meeting
Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM 
South Park Business Improvement District Office 
1100 S Flower St, Los Angeles, CA 90015  
 
The South Park BID DISI committee provides guidance to the full Board of Directors on the BID's strategic communications and marketing efforts. This board subcommittee open to the public.

For more information and to RSVP, click here
Brigade LA Opensbrigadeopens
Designer Merchandise in the Courtyard by Marriott/Residence Inn

   

A DTLA fashion voice for nearly a decade, Brigade LA was the first to offer designer ready-to-wear goods to an evolving downtown market.
 
Now located directly across the
street from The Ritz-Carlton Los Angeles and JW Marriott L.A. LIVE Hotels on the lobby level of the Courtyard by Marriott/Residence Inn, Brigade LA presents an  elevated selection of women's and men's apparel, leather goods, shoes, accessories and gift items to both  residents and visitors. 

Shoppers with a taste for Tissott, Marc Jacobs, Leota, Kate Spade, Canada Goose,  UGG, Michael Kors, and Steve Madden will have a new go-to resource for designer merchandise. 

While the selection is predominately for women, Brigade offers Vince, Ted Baker and Diesel for men and  is actively expanding its offerings further for men and children.

For more information, click here

City Considers Proposal for Legal Street Vending
Proposal would Legalize and Regulate Street Vendingstreetvending

 

Los Angeles City Councilmembers Joe Buscaino and Curren D. Price have authored a framework for a proposal to decriminalize and regulate sidewalk vending within the City of Los Angeles. The BID looks forward to working with the City and other to ensure the proposal is inclusive and reflective of all South Park stakeholders' needs.

Stay tuned for future updates.
11/26/16 - 1/7/17: Holiday Ice at L.A. LIVE 
LA Kings Welcomes Annual Holiday Ice Eventholidayice 

    

Holiday Ice at L.A. LIVE
November 26, 2016 - January 7, 2017 
L.A. LIVE 
800 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015 
 
Ice skate at L.A. LIVE this holiday season! LA Kings Holiday Ice presented by Coca-Cola is open now through January 7! 

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here
12/31: N.Y.E.L.A. Countdown to 2017 
New Year's Eve Celebration In DTLAnyecelebration 

 

N.Y.E.L.A. Countdown to 2017 
Saturday, December 31, 2016, 8:00 PM - 1:00 AM 
Grand Park 
200 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

For the fourth year, Grand Park + The Music Center's N.Y.E.L.A. will be the go-to central gathering place in Los Angeles where Angelenos from all over the County ring in the New Year. 

This unique civic event, which has been recognized alongside major New Year's Eve celebrations around the world, brings Angelenos and their families and friends together around the common purpose of looking forward to the future. 

Grand Park + The Music Center's N.Y.E. L.A. will include music, dancing, large-scale art installations and a unique only-in-Los Angeles New Year's countdown, featuring 3-D digital video mapping on the side of the iconic City Hall with an integrated light show.

For more information, click here
3/25: Heart of The City 5k Run/Walk heartofthecity 
A Run/Walk Through The Heart of Downtown Los Angeles 

 

Heart of The City 5k Run/Walk
Saturday, March 25, 2017
California Hospital Medical Center Foundation 
1401 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90015 

Nearly 3,000 runners, walkers, and dogs will fill the streets of downtown Los Angeles in support of an essential community resource, California Hospital Medical Center. 

The race features an exhilarating course through downtown and will conclude with a free post-race festival at the hospital.  Fun for all ages and social dogs are welcome at no extra cost!

Whether you are a walker, runner, or stopping by for the food and fun, you'll have a great time!

For more information, click here
MyFig Construction Beginsconstrutionbegins
Temporary Streetlight Installation and Tree Removal 

 

Construction on the MyFigueroa project has begun in South Park. Temporary street lighting along 11th Street has been installed, and tree removal on 11th and Figueroa will begin soon. 

We'll be sharing information, including lane and street closures on facebook and twitter as construction schedules are finalized. 

To learn more and sign up for updates, click  here

TEN50 Sells Over 50% of Condos   

Congratulations TEN50!congratstenfifty

  
 
South Park's newest residential building has  sold over 50% of its luxury condos  

The prime location of the TEN50 condos in the South Park neighborhood is catching the attention of DTLA newcomers. Proximity to L.A. LIVE, STAPLES Center, and new retail and restaurants are major attractions for prospective buyers. 

Congratulations to the TEN50 50 team for their incredible success in bringing new residents to the fastest growing neighborhood in DTLA!

For more information, click here
MONTHLY UPDATES 
SPBID Clean Team's Monthly Focus anchor20 
Maintenance Crew Keeps South Park Clean 

 

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

This month,  the Clean Team is focused on
repainting light poles, and removing stickers and graffiti from poles, newspaper stands, fences, and electrical boxes.  

In previous months the Clean Team has focused on steam and pressure washing,  cleaning the utility boxes and alleys, touching up walls, and graffiti and weed removal. 

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

For more information, click here

Have an idea for a special project?  Let us know!
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Sign up for SPBID 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.

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 us at info@southpark.la to request meeting notifications. We hope to see you soon!
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In The News:
In This Issue:
SP Business Spotlight:
 Brigade LA brings a  mix of designer contemporary, high end casual and evening wear to the lobby level of the Courtyard by Marriott/Residence Inn Hotels, located at 901 West Olympic Boulevard.

For more information, click here . 
SPBID 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 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)
2,344
Trash Disposed (pounds)
35,320
Bulky Items Disposed
44
Number of Requests/Jobs 316
Graffiti Removed (square ft)
6,059
Citizen Assists
364
Tree wells serviced 551
Pressure washing (square ft)
11,500
Alleys Maintained
510
Weed abatement (square ft)
0

Safety Team

Our Safety Team is  always  making strides in improving the security of South Park. Patrolling 24-hours a day, seven days a week by foot, bike, Segway, or vehicle, the Safety Team assists with activities such as public street disorder, and panhandling, in addition to visitor assistance, special events support, and accompanied walk services.
 
Selected Safe Team Statistics for November:
 
Observations
1,318
Merchant Contact
259
Resident Contact
16
Citizen Assist
52
Call For Service
89
Kiosk Assists 19
Guard Tour Check In
9,865
Benches/sidewalks
cleared
132

Report maintenance & safety issues 
at (866) 560-9346 or click here.
SPII Services Report CleanSafeMonthly
Updates from the SPII Clean & Safe Team

SPII Services Team
  
Five officers are assigned to clean the SPII district six days a week, with service hours from 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM. The officers are managed by Streetplus, the same company that oversees SP I security. For more information, visit the SPII page and click here .
 
 
 S PII Services Accomplishments (Year to Date):

Trash Disposed (bags)
4,534
Trash Disposed (pounds)
114,125
Pan and Broom (block faces) 7,748
Weed Abatement (block faces)
382
Graffiti Removed
1,481
Graffiti Reported 476
Graffiti Special Projects
39
Hospitality - Directions Provided
394
Hospitality - Assistance Provided 2
Pressure Washing (block faces)
33
Pressure Washing (gallons of h2o)
2,971
Business/Merchant Contacts
518
Homelessness - Wake-Up Service
79
Calls for Assistance
57

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

Upcoming Events

Recurring:

 



To view the full list of South Park Happy Hour specials, click here.

To view the full calendar of upcoming
events, click
here .
South Park Board UpcomingBoard 
& Committee Meetings

Bi-Monthly Board & Committee Meetings:
  • Board of Directors (BOD)
  • District Identity & Streetscape Improvements Committee (DISI)
  • Sidewalk Beautification, Operations, and Order Committee (SOBO/EBO)
  • South Park II (SPII)
Upcoming Meetings:
  • DISI- Weds, Jan 11, @ 9:00 AM
  • SOBO/EBO- Weds, Feb 1, @ 9:30 AM 
Anyone is welcome to join SPBID at any of these meetings, which take place at our office.  Agendas   are available online. 
Here Design Studio


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

We are dedicated to solving complex urban challenges through creative processes and solutions that build on the stories of a place. 

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
 
 
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