New businesses, events, and updates from DTLA's SPBID.
Volume 44 - February 2017 
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BID Highlights
2/23: Board of Directors Meeting
  
Board of Directors meetings are open to the public.  RSVP today!  Agenda includes   Pico Station grade separation and  BID Renewal.
2/28: Green Carpet Feat. PRANK
 
Check out our behind the scenes look at PRANK, and then RSVP  for an evening of curated beverages, new menu items, and a special musical guest.
3/1: Biznow: Future of South Park

SPBID's Interim Executive Director Ellen Riotto is speaking alongside City, development, and transit leaders. Join industry leaders for a conversation about the exciting changes coming to South Park.

Use discount code  20YMB6VCIN for 20% off tickets.
3/13: Neighborhood Watch Meeting
 
Join the SPBID and LAPD for the first neighborhood watch meeting of 2017. Learn safety tips, mingle with neighbors, and hear from LAPD and BID officers. Refreshments provided.
Reminder: Pico Station Construction 
 
Pico Station improvements are scheduled to start on March 13th. Installation of the  new fence, k-rail covering, pedestrian lights, and drought tolerant landscaping will take approximately 8 weeks. Contact  josh@southpark.la with any questions.
Upcoming South Park Board & Committee Meetings
Board of Directors 
Thursday, February 23, 8:30 AM - RSVP
The SPBID Board of Directors manages the South Park Business Improvement District. 
 
District Identity & Marketing Committee 
Wednesday, March 8, 9:00 AM - RSVP
Provides guidance to the full Board of Directors on the strategic communications and marketing efforts. 

All are welcome to attend SPBID meetings, which take place at our office.  Agendas are available online.
South Park Spotlights
New Business: MIKKELLER DTLA

Mikkeller DTLA opened last week! The Copenhagen-based beer bar features more than 50 taps from around the world, craft cocktails, and food. 

New Business: Kaffebaren

In addition to the beer bar,  Mikkeller DTLA opened a daytime cafe, Kaffebaren. The menu includes Demitasse coffee and espresso, pastries, a rotating beer list, and salads and paninis. 

In the News
Why South Park in DTLA is Hot
Biznow

South Park has been jumping in recent years with Staples Center, L.A. Live and the proposed expansion of the Los Angeles Convention Center.  With new projects in the works, the momentum is expected to continue into the near future for South Park.


Los Angeles Times

The most important decision Los Angeles voters will make on March 7 is whether to support or oppose Measure S, a slow-growth, anti-development ballot measure cloaked in the language of government reform.
Curbed.LA

Metro's Board of Directors may soon consider a host of possible improvements that could speed up service along the delay-prone Blue Line, including an express train between Downtown LA and Long Beach.
More News
The people and projects of South Park are making headlines.  Check out these links, or visit our In the News  section for more. 

Upcoming Events
3/25: Heart of the City 5K Run/Walk

Nearly 3,000 runners, walkers, and dogs will fill the streets of DTLA to support California Hospital Medical Center. The 5k will conclude with a free post-race festival at the hospital.  Register for the annual race today!
2/26: Clippers Event Suite Night

Watch the LA Clippers take on the Charlotte Hornets, while supporting the Young Storytellers Foundation. Tickets include food, beer and wine, suite seating, and a silent auction.
3/14-3/16: West Coast Urban District Forum

SPBID's Josh Kreger will be moderating a panel on regional transportation at the California Downtown Association's 2017 West Coast Urban District Forum. Program includes panels, tours, and networking.
More Events
There's always something happening in South Park.  Check out these events, or visit our  calendar  for more.

Partners
WREN Here LA
Two signature buildings, one uncommon community.
Now leasing in South Park.

WREN invites access to art, culture, entertainment, and community - and grants permission to retreat to a world that feels like your own home. 

For more information, click   here.

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

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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Clean & Safe
Report maintenance & safety issues 
at (866) 560-9346 or by clicking here.
Monthly Focus

South Park's Clean Team focuses on a monthly special project. January's project was to detail all alleys. We picked up multiple Christmas trees, removed weeds and bulky items, and detailed walls.

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


December 2016
January
Streets Maintained
4,154
3,627
Streets Maintained (linear ft)
2,065,096
1,759,684
Trash Disposed (bags)
398
312
Trash Disposed (pounds)
31,810
37,458
Bulky Items Disposed
61
62
Number of Requests/Jobs
323
352
Grafitti Removed (square ft)
6,657
4,567
Citizen Assists
471
432
Tree Wells Serviced
1,077
996
Pressure Washing (square ft)
0
2,000
Alleys Maintained (510)
527
465
Weed Abatement (square ft)
488
564

Safety Team Updates


December 2016 January
Observations
1,185
1,243
Merchant Contact
157
193
Resident Contact 
0
10
Citizen Assist
15
37
Call for Service
42
72
Kiosk Assists 
0
0
Guard Tour Check in
10,299
10,466
Benches/Sidewalks cleared
108
94

SPII Updates


December 2016 January
Trash Disposed (bags)
540
590
Trash Disposed (pounds) 
13,500
14,750
Pan and Broom (block faces)
530
768
Weed Abatement 
23
10
Graffiti Removed 
84
124
Graffiti Reported 
70
80
Graffiti Special Projects 
0
0
Hospitality - Directions Provided
1
3
Hospitality - Assistance Provided
0
0
Pressure Washing (block faces)
1
0
Pressure Washing (gallons of h2o)
50
0
Business/Merchant Contacts
53
49
Homelessness - Wake-Up Service
40
7
Calls for Assistance
5
0

Sponsor South Park
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! For more information, contact wallis@southpark.la.
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
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