New businesses, events, and updates from DTLA's SPBID.
Volume 47 - May 2017 
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BID News & Events
Update: BID Renewal

A huge thank you to all of the property owners who have returned petitions! We are still accepting completed petitions by mail and email. Click here for more information and FAQs, and  click here to request an electronic version of your petition.
5/25: Meet Your Neighbors Event 

 

Back by popular demand! Join us by the pool at Ten50 for food and beverages, games, a DJ, and a panel featuring other South Park residents. The residential building with the highest attendance will be awarded a trophy, so RSVP today and bring your neighbors!

 
Are you prepared for an earthquake or other natural disaster? California Hospital is a designated Disaster Resource Center. In partnership with CHMC, LAFD, and LAPD this upcoming  Neighborhood Watch Meeting will focus on emergency preparedness.
 

Join SPBID for the June meeting of our full Board of Directors. 

Upcoming South Park Board & Committee Meetings
Wednesday, June 7, 9:30 AM - RSVP
Provides guidance to the full Board of Directors on matters relating to strategic communications and marketing efforts.

Wednesday, June 14, 9:00 AM -  RSVP
Provides guidance to the full Board of Directors on the South Park II BID.

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

LazRfit, now open on the corner of Pico and Grand, offers a new way to get in a workout. Run, squat, lunge, and dodge other players to get a full body workout during a fun game of laser tag.

Welcome to the neighborhood  Ellui Coffee! Stop by the new location at 155 W 11th St for premium coffee, tea, ice cream, and desserts. 

Opening one of the newest spots in South Park,  Cow Cafe, was truly a neighborhood endeavor. We sat down with the owners to get the story.



Metro is offering  discounted bike share passes  for businesses! Passes start at $6 per employee, and  if you sign up your business for the Gold Pass during May, all employees are 50% off for the first 6 months.

In the News
LA Downtown News

DTLA - People rarely if ever think of operating rooms and sustainability at the same time.
urbanize.LA

As the Blue Line, the oldest line in Los Angeles' modern rail network, nears its 27th anniversary of operations, Metro is redoubling its efforts to improve rail service between Los Angeles and Long Beach.

The Los Angeles City Council unanimously voted to dedicate $27 million in the next fiscal year to Vision Zero, a plan to eliminate the city's rising traffic deaths.
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 release of DTLA Book, a new Downtown-focused coffee table guidebook at PRANK on Wednesday.

Dance in Progress showcases the work of LA choreographers and offers a preview of what you'll see on the stage this season. Mix and mingle with LA choreographers and performers and get a sneak peek into their artistic process this Friday.
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 April, we focused on the utility boxes in the district. Graffiti was removed, and boxes were cleaned and repainted.  Have an idea for a special project?  Let us know!
Clean Team Updates


April YTD
Streets Maintained
3,510
14,040
Streets Maintained (linear ft)
1,702,920
6,811,680
Trash Disposed (bags)
2,830
10,473
Trash Disposed (pounds)
38,205
147,928
Bulky Items Disposed
63
260
Number of Requests/Jobs
532
2,077
Graffiti Removed (square ft)
3,760
16,700
Citizen Assists
494
2,129
Tree Wells Serviced
1,438
4,756
Pressure Washing (square ft)
1,300
3,300
Alleys Maintained (510)
435
1,785
Weed Abatement (square ft)
861
10,759

Safety Team Updates


April YTD
Observations
1,807
6,499
Merchant Contact
196
889
Resident Contact 
5
31
Citizen Assist
63
233
Call for Service
114
395
Kiosk Assists 
0
0
Guard Tour Check in
9,224
36,763
Benches/Sidewalks cleared
106
415

SPII Updates


April YTD
Trash Disposed (bags)
635
2,636
Trash Disposed (pounds) 
15,875
65,900
Pan and Broom (block faces)
1,200
4,800
Weed Abatement 
34
122
Graffiti Removed 
183
435
Graffiti Reported 
44
302
Graffiti Special Projects 
0
0
Hospitality - Directions Provided
19
66
Hospitality - Assistance Provided
0
10
Pressure Washing (block faces)
1
2
Pressure Washing (gallons of h2o)
50
100
Business/Merchant Contacts
53
189
Homelessness - Wake-Up Service
43
140
Calls for Assistance
8
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
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