Volume 20 - February 2015
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Artist duo DevNGosha Finishes Mural in South Park After Two Months

 

South Park's newest mural is now complete!  Created by artist duo DevNGosha, the mural spans two sides of the parking structure on Hope and 11th St., took two months to paint, and is the first of its kind.  Huge thanks to PSP Investments and the Do Art Foundation for making this happen on such a prominent space in the neighborhood.

The mural is part of the South Park BID's public art initiative with the Do Art Foundation, which has brought two murals to the neighborhood since August 2014.  This collaborative effort connects artists with local property owners, and facilitates the installation of public art in the South Park neighborhood.  Three more murals are planned for the coming months, as well as other types of installations.

 Snap some pics, and be sure to tag them #SPDoesArt!

Council District 14 Candidate Forum: 2/11Debate

Candidates Debate for Seat Currently Held by Councilmember Huizar

 

The primary for DTLA's Council seat is coming up on March 3! All five candidates will discuss the future of our council district tonight:


 

Council District 14

Candidate Forum

Wednesday, February 11

Doors at 6 PM

 Program at 7 PM

Los Angeles Theater

615 S Broadway

 

Hear our current Councilmember debate with four additional candidates for the Council District 14 seat.

 

For more information, please call 323-418-2762.

 

Click here for a flyer and info

 

News and Updates on Development, Restaurants, and More!

 

Be sure to attend our upcoming South Park Board of Directors meeting, where we will have some exciting speakers on important local projects:

South Park Board of Directors Meeting
Wednesday, February 25
8:30 AM - 10 AM
South Park Office
1333 S Hope Street

Topics include:

Figueroa Central Project - Oceanwide

Convention Center Plan - Bud Ovrom
1248 South Figueroa (former Icon Location) - Don Chente Restaurant Owners


 


Are you getting notifications about all of South Park's Board and Committee meetings?  If not, be sure to sign up for the meetings of your interest by clicking here.

Retailers, Brokers, & More Learned About South Park at Conference

 

South Park was well represented at this month's International Council of Shopping Centers SoCal Idea Exchange, where retailers, brokers, cities, and more come together annually.  In addition to panels on the future of brick-and-morter retail, many visited South Park's table to learn more about the neighborhood and all the opportunities here.  

The event took place at the LA Convention Center in South Park, and featured our mobile kiosk, Sparky, at the entrance as well.  Over 70 new contacts were made, making it a great step forward in filling our commercial vacancies.

Know any businesses looking for space in South Park?  Let Jessica Mandelbaum know today!

L.A. Fast Track Explores DTLA's Growth & The Future of Transit

 

If you're interested in the future of Los Angeles and transportation, be sure to attend CCA's Inaugural Transportation Summit: L.A. Fast Track!  This new event features a half-day summit on transportation in light of the extensive and booming growth in Downtown LA.  Speakers include Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, as well as policy makers, developers, economists, property owners, planners, engineers and architects, all discussing Downtown in the coming decades and how our transportation system can respond.  Additionally, welcome remarks will be made by Art Leahy, CEO, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Agency.

CCA's L.A. Fast Track
Thursday, February 19
7:30 AM - 1:00 PM
The L.A. Hotel Downtown
333 S. Figueroa Street

Panelists include: 

Bruce Baltin, PKF Consultants  *  Bert Dezutti, Brookfield
Chris Thornberg, Beacon Economics  *  Paul Keller, Mack Urban

 ARCADIS  *  ITERIS  *  CH2M Hill  *  AECOM

 

Register today by clicking here.


South Park & LA Sustainability Collaborative's New Report Shared

  green alleys

South Park's Green Alley's Visioning Report will be presented at CCA's upcoming Housing, Land Use, and Development Meeting.  This innovative report was a product of a partnership with the LA Sustainability Collaborative, and is being turned into an action plan.

CCA Housing, Land Use, and Development Meeting
South Park Green Alleys Presentation
Wednesday, February 18
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
CCA Office
626 Wilshire Blvd., 2nd Floor

Join us at CCA this month for an exciting look into whats next for South Park's alleys!  The meeting will also feature a presentation on the Arts District Center Project, and a discussion on the Arts District Interim Use Zone.

Circle of Hope Luncheon & Raffle : 2/11Hope

Honoring Dr. Robert Margolis and Dr. Jonathan Fielding

 

Help support a great community resource by attending this week's luncheon, and buying packets of raffle tickets!  You don't need to attend the luncheon to win the raffle - so check out the amazing prizes you can win, each valued at over $300!

Circle of Hope Luncheon & Raffle
Wednesday, February 11
11 am - 1:30 pm
California Hospital Medical Center

The luncheon recognizes the inaugural 2015 Champions for Children Award Honorees: Dr. Robert Margolis, CHMC Foundation Board of Director and DaVita Chairman, and Dr. Jonathan Fielding, Distinguished Professor at UCLA and recent Los Angeles County Public Health Director.  Hope Street Family Center recognize the honorees' contributions and volunteerism, commitment to positive societal transformation, and direct services benefitting disenfranchised families with young children.

10 Bucket Raffle: Make sure to check out the raffle prizes today!  Tickets can be purchased outside the CHMC cafeteria on Thursday February 5th from 11am-1pm, in the CHMC gift shop, and online. 

Glass Tower Breaks Ground on Grand & 11thGlassTower

22-Story Tower Begins Construction of Mixed-Use Condo Building


In late January, construction began for Trumark Urban's 1050 S Grand, known as the Glass Tower", a 22-story, 151 unit mixed use condominium project. 

 

Located on the northeast corner of Grand and 11th, the building is expected to be completed next year.

 

The tower will include storefronts on both 11th St. and Grand Ave., and feature one, two, and three bedroom units.

 

Stay tuned for future updates on this project and many others in the district!

 

SP Clean Team's Monthly FocusCleanTeam

Maintenance Crews Perform Extra Work Cleaning all Trash Cans

 

Starting in 2015, SP's Clean Team is going to have a monthly focus and special project, in order to increase the cleanliness of the neighborhood.

 

January's special project was pressure washing every trash can in the district, so that all 117 waste baskets are now free of excess debris.

 

February's special project is removal of weeds from all local tree wells.  Stay tuned for information on special projects in the coming months!

 

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

 

 

Privatization of LACC Yields First Profit in Years as AEG ManagesAEG

 


Congratulations to Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) on completing one year as the managers of the Los Angeles Convention Center!  The City of Los Angeles moved to a private operator in early 2014, choosing AEG as the managing entity. The change has already paid off for the City, saving millions of dollars for the City's General Fund, and improving efficiency for the facility.

AEG has also enhanced LACC, upgrading technology to be more modern and green, improving lighting systems, and creating a new maintenance program for the facility.  Clients have noticed the changes, and new business contracts have been secured since the renovations have been made.  AEG has been working closely with the LA Tourism and Convention Board as well, maintaing an important relationship between management of the facility and marketing/sales.

Here's to many more years of great partnerships with the City of LA, AEG, and LATCB, bringing great events and conventions to LACC and South Park!


BID Begins Quarterly Printing of Local Restaurants & Amenities

 

Curious about all South Park has to offer?  The SPBID has just printed informative neighborhood maps, full of information on restaurants, bars, shops, happy hours, and more!  Stop by our office or mobile kiosk for one of your own and grab a handful to share at your business or residential building.

The BID will be reprinting the neighborhood map quarterly.  Sponsorship opportunities for future versions are available!

Contact Amanda Irvine for more information.
Local Elementary School is EnrollingMetroCharter

Join the DTLA Community at Metro Charter in South Park

 

Metro Charter Elementary is now accepting applications for the 2015-16 school year for grades TK-4.   In its third academic year, Metro Charter continues its quest toward creating a high quality elementary school that serves the Downtown population.

 

Metro charter kids

Metro Charter's students hail from all cultures, ethnicities and socio-economic levels to create a diverse population that is rarely found in LA public schools. Through a rigorous and balanced curriculum, Metro Charter School strives to ensure that all students master core content, in addition to learning how to learn, develop self-confidence, critical thinking skills and a true passion for lifelong learning.


 
Please visit them online at  www.metrocharter.org

 or call 213.377.5708 for more information including applications materials and open house dates.  The application deadline is March 27, 2015.

 

 

LA Philharmonic Shares 20% Off for DTLA Locals 

Enjoy a Special Downtowner Discount at Disney Concert HallLAPhil

 

The LA Philharmonic has special deals for DTLA residents and employees!  Be sure to take advantage of them, and get 20% off at your next DIsney Concert Hall experience.

 

Click here or the flyer above for more information

Metro to Host Construction Career Fair  2/12Metro

Learn About Opportunities to Work on an Upcoming Metro Project

 


 
Are you interested in working on a Metro construction project? Come and meet with Metro union recruiters, Metro staff and construction career support services on Thursday, Feb. 12 to find out more! The job fair will be held at One Gateway Plaza from 9 a.m. to noon. If you have questions, or to RSVP, call 213.922.3502.

 

Click here for more information

Sign Up for New Meeting NotificationsMeetingNots

All Are Welcome at SP Board and Committee Meetings

 

Sign up for South Park public meeting notifications today!

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!

 

Get your Appetites Ready for All-Star Chef Classic!Chef

A World-Class Foodie Event Comes to L.A. LIVE March 22-23

 

All-Star Chef Classic, a unique, four day culinary experience, is happening March 11-14 in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE and will feature six extraordinary culinary events, including the highly anticipated French Masters Dinner presented by Fisher & Paykel, where distinguished chef's including LA's very own Ludo Lefebvre (Trois Mec), will take center stage at the one-of-a-kind Restaurant Stadium to prepare an exquisite five-course dinner. For attendees looking for a more chilled out atmosphere, they can enjoy Grill & Chill presented by DCS & Stella Artois, a multi-cultural nighttime cookout with All-Star chefs like Nancy Silverton (Mozza) and Aaron Sanchez (Paloma) cooking over an open flame.   

 

The only food event of its kind, All-Star Chef Classic is a dining extravaganza not to be missed! 


 

For the full lineup of chefs and events and to purchase tickets, visit www.allstarchefclassic.com.

 


$8 Tuesdays at Regal Cinemas for 2015Movies

Score a Great Movie Deal in South Park, Every Week

 

$8 Tuesday is every Tuesday of the month at Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE! All movies all day are just $8 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
Get Connected! 
For more regular updates & info:

In this Issue:

Featured Available SpaceCommSpace

Check Out a Commercial Vacancy in SP


 

 
1212 S Flower

 

Flexible office space with a creative/ collaborative layout & design, and just steps away from the metro rail soon arriving all the way to Santa Monica!

 

SP Spotlight On:Spotlight
 
Heart of the City 5K
Supporting YOUR Local Hospital, CHMC!

 

  On your mark, get set, go - to the friendliest 5K in DTLA! California Hospital Medical Center presents its 3rd annual "Heart of the City" 5K run/walk, a dog and kid-friendly race.  


 
Heart of the City 5K Run/Walk
Saturday, March 28
8 am - 11 am
California Hospital Medical Center

 
Join the local South Park community as we raise money to support the hospital's vital ER equipment.  For the past 127 years, CHMC has provided quality care to residents, businesses, visitors and neighbors in need.  If you work, live or hang out in DTLA, this is YOUR hospital.
 
Check out heartofthecity5k.org, CHMC's Facebook page, or call (213) 748-5866 for more information.

 

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 January:

Streets Maintained
4,154
Streets Maintained (linear ft)
2,065,096
Trash Disposed (bags)
2,518
Trash Disposed (pounds)
29,850
Bulky Items Disposed
37
Number of Requests322
Graffiti Removed (square ft)
7,711
Citizen Assists
298
Tree wells serviced1,964
Pressure washing (sf)
3,280
Alleys Maintained
527

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 January:
 
Observations

2,108
 

Merchant Contact
262
Resident Contact
7
Citizen Assist
46
Call For Service
16
Kiosk Assists157
Guard Tour Check Ins
12,017
Benches cleared
72

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

SP Represented at DLANC

Amanda Irvine Now SP Business Alternate

 


 

This month, Amanda Irvine of the South Park BID was sworn in as the alternate for Tyler Murphy, South Park business representative on the Downtown LA Neighborhood Council (DLANC).


 

Amanda is excited to be representing the South Park business community at coming meetings.  Please let us know if you have specific concerns for DLANC to address!

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 Amanda@southpark.la.

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. 

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 
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