New businesses, events, and updates from DTLA's SPBID.
Volume 48 - June 2017 
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BID News & Events
 
We're teaming up with the Downtown Center BID to show off the best in Downtown living. Downtown LA Open House attendees will visit five residential properties for one-of-a-kind interactive experiences. RSVP today for this free event!
Update: BID Renewal

All property owners should have received a ballot to vote on SPBID's Renewal. Please vote "YES" and return yours as soon as possible.  F or more information, renewal materials, and FAQs,  visit our website, and reach out to  Ellen Riotto with questions.
 6/29: Green Carpet at LazRfit

 

Join us on Thursday to celebrate the Grand Opening of LazRfit! Located on the corner of Grand and Pico, LazRfit combines a total body workout with a fun game of laser tag. RSVP to meet the owners and check out the custom equipment and studio!

Los Angeles Downtown News

The South Park Business Improvement District, which for more than a decade has been providing clean-and-safe services to the area, is looking for another five years.
Update: BID Staff  


 

After serving as Interim Executive Director since the beginning of this year, Ellen Riotto has permanently stepped into the Executive Director role. Additionally, Katie Keifer has been promoted to Director of Operations. To view or contact the SPBID staff, click here.

Upcoming South Park Board & Committee Meetings
Wednesday, July 12, 9:00 AM - RSVP
Provides guidance to the full Board of Directors on matters relating to strategic communications and marketing efforts.

Wednesday, August 2, 9:30 AM -  RSVP
Provides guidance to the full Board of Directors on matters relating to clean and safe services and streetscape services.

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

LAPD has expanded their presence in South Park! SPBID and LAPD have a long-standing partnership, and we're looking forward to working with new Senior Lead Officer Stephen Saletros and footbeat Officers Ashley Gibson and Cesar Mendoza.


Kelcey Fisher (aka KFiSH) is the winner of OLiVE DTLA's Artist-In-Residence (AiR) contest. Kelcey will create art in a two-story loft at OLiVE for six months. Click here for the press release, and here to learn more about the AiR program.
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his citywide effort brings together transportation engineers, police officers, advocates, and policymakers to work together towards creating safer streets. For updates, subscribe to the new Vision Zero newsletter.

Soon you'll be able to take Metro Bike to get around more of LA County! Service is expanding to Pasadena on 7/14, and to the Port of LA on 7/31. Click here to view current and upcoming stations, and to learn more about Bike Share. 

In the News
Los Angeles Downtown News

DTLA - Five years ago, jaws in Downtown Los Angeles dropped when news broke that six acres of South Park land had been sold for $80 million. Amazingly, that $80 million now seems like a drop in the bucket. 
Gomez Rolls to Congressional Victory
Los Angeles Downtown News

DTLA - State Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez won an easy victory in the 34th Congressional District race yesterday.
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

Celebrate the 4th of July with all you can eat BBQ on the rooftop patio at WP24 by Wolfgang Puck. Reservations are recommended, click here for more information.

#GO4THDTLA. Celebrate the 4th of July with music, food, and an incredible fireworks display launched from the civic center skyline. Click here for more information.

AIA|LA is hosting the second annual D4D2 DESIGN FOR DIGNITY conference to focus on solutions to address homelessness, housing affordability, and healthy neighborhoods. Click here for more information or to register .

The Nike Basketball 3ON3 Tournament is one of the largest 3ON3 street basketball tournaments and fan fests in Los Angeles. Register today to join over 5,000 players at this year's tournament!
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.
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. In May, we pressure washed 36,500 Sq Ft of the district, focusing on areas with severe stains or hazards.  Have an idea for a special project?  Let us know!
Clean Team Updates


May YTD
Streets Maintained
3,627
14,040
Streets Maintained (linear ft)
1,759,684
6,811,680
Trash Disposed (bags)
2,717
13,190
Trash Disposed (pounds)
38,060
185,988
Bulky Items Disposed
62
322
Number of Requests/Jobs
367
2,444
Graffiti Removed (square ft)
4,539
21,239
Citizen Assists
506
2,635
Tree Wells Serviced
685
5,441
Pressure Washing (square ft)
36,500
39,800
Alleys Maintained (510)
465
2,250
Weed Abatement (square ft)
2,195
12,954

Safety Team Updates


May YTD
Observations
1,579
8,078
Merchant Contact
106
995
Resident Contact 
1
32
Citizen Assist
59
292
Call for Service
78
473
Kiosk Assists 
9
9
Guard Tour Check in
8,922
45,685
Benches/Sidewalks cleared
91
506

SPII Updates


May YTD
Trash Disposed (bags)
638
23,274
Trash Disposed (pounds) 
15,950
81,850
Pan and Broom (block faces)
1,200
6,000
Weed Abatement 
0
122
Graffiti Removed 
52
487
Graffiti Reported 
67
369
Graffiti Special Projects 
0
0
Hospitality - Directions Provided
8
74
Hospitality - Assistance Provided
0
10
Pressure Washing (block faces)
0
3
Pressure Washing (gallons of h2o)
0
100
Business/Merchant Contacts
58
247
Homelessness - Wake-Up Service
50
190
Calls for Assistance
0
12

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