New businesses, events, and updates from DTLA's SPBID.
Volume 51 - November 2017 
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BID News & Events
 
For our November Green Carpet, grab your dog and join SPBID at Healthy Spot. There will be spiked cider and pumpkin pie, and dogs in attendance will receive free nail trimming and treat bags. Healthy Spot is located at 1000 S Grand. RSVP here.

11/29: 2017 Annual Meeting

 

Join SPBID and representatives of projects in the district (including My Figueroa and South Grand Park) for our 2017 Annual Meeting, from 6-8 PM on Wednesday, November 29. Click here for more information and to RSVP.

12/6: Skate with Neighbors

 

For a final Meet Your Neighbors event this year, we're celebrating the holidays with happy hour and ice skating! L.A. LIVE is offering half price tickets for the LA Kings Holiday Ice, and there will be a special happy hour menu and hosted bites rinkside at Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill. RSVP here.

12/6: Free Auto Show Tickets

 

The LA Auto Show is returning next week, and we have tickets to give away! Score a pair by attending our Green Carpet tonight or our Annual Meeting on 11/29, completing this survey, submitting an idea for a South Park Story, or sharing a photo of the district on instagram with the hashtag #southparkla.

Upcoming South Park Committee Meetings
Operations and Enhanced Beautification Committee
Wednesday, December 6, 9:30 AM -  RSVP
Provides guidance to the full Board of Directors on all matters relating to clean and safe services and streetscape projects.

All are welcome to attend SPBID meetings, which take place at our office.  Agendas are available online. Planning ahead? Click here to view our 2018 Meeting Schedule.
South Park Spotlights
Update: MyFigueroa

Construction continues on the MyFigueroa project. In recent weeks, nearly 30 new street lighting poles were installed on the north side of 11th St, and concrete pouring of the new wider sidewalks began at Broadway. Work on the north side of 11th is expected to wrap up by the end of the year. 

In partnership with L.A. LIVE, we've been working to put South Park on the Metro map. The Metro Board is set to hear a proposal to rename Pico Station "L.A. LIVE / South Park" on January 10, 2018. Click here to support this effort.

The South Park Farmers Market will be in hibernation until spring, when we look forward to introducing a bigger, better market. Stay tuned for updates, and click here to view other farmers markets in the area.

South Park BID's Director of Real Estate and Planning, Josh Kreger, gave us some insight into how autonomous vehicles could complement current transit options. 
For Lease: 1150 S Olive Restaurant Space

4,583 square foot corner restaurant space at 12th and Olive in the  USC office building complex; features outdoor seating for 40+ and 19 foot ceilings.  For more information, contact Josh Kreger at  josh@southpark.la  or (213) 663-1123.
In the News
Curbed.LA

A planned 38-story tower in booming South Park is slated to receive a very green neighbor. Developers Mack Urban and AECOM are planning to build a neighborhood park right next to the project [...]
Los Angeles Downtown News

DTLA - City leaders are trying to cut down on greenhouse gas emissions, including by reforming trash service and incentivizing alternative energy technologies such as solar power.


Los Angeles Downtown News

Linda Valentino knew that South Park would be seeing swells of construction when she chose to open her Downtown Dance & Movement studio just off the corner of 12th and Hope streets in 2015. That was kind of the point [...]


Southern California Public Radio

Efforts to legalize street vending in Los Angeles advanced in City Hall after two committees voted Wednesday evening to send their recommendations to the full City Council for review.
More News
Stay in the know about the issues that affect our community.  Check out these links, and visit our In the News  section for more.

Upcoming Events
 
LBB Official Store  is hosting a warehouse sale Friday - Monday. All items are $10 - $50, and you can earn points toward future purchases. Click here for details.

Shop for a vehicle, experience the latest technology or explore an assortment of customized rides and exotic vehicles at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show. Click here for more information and tickets.

New Filmmakers Los Angeles presents DocuSlate, an entire day of documentary film screenings at the South Park Center Theater. For more information and tickets, click here.

Holiday on Ice benefits the Children's Cancer Research Fund with ice skating, hot chocolate, cookies, a Los Angeles Kings raffle, and a Santa visit. For more information and to participate, click here.

Head to The Mixing Room at the JW Marriott for ice skating, hot chocolate and holiday sweets, and a special visit from Santa Claus. Click here for more information and tickets.
More Events
There's always something happening in South Park.  Check out these events, or visit our  calendar  for more.
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 October, we focused weed abatement, and several large areas of graffiti.  Have an idea for a special project?  Let us know!
Clean Team Updates


October YTD
Streets Maintained
3,627
35,568
Streets Maintained (linear ft)
1,759,684
17,256,256
Trash Disposed (bags)
2,610
26,119
Trash Disposed (pounds)
37,637
363,370
Bulky Items Disposed
71
633
Number of Requests/Jobs
444
4,595
Graffiti Removed (square ft)
6,506
44,404
Citizen Assists
572
5,979
Tree Wells Serviced
974
9,681
Pressure Washing (square ft)
6,471
98,050
Alleys Maintained (510)
465
4,605
Weed Abatement (square ft)
803
14,767

Safety Team Updates


October YTD
Observations
1,012
13,470
Merchant Contact
207
2,185
Resident Contact 
2
52
Citizen Assist
15
460
Call for Service
368
1,616
Kiosk Assists 
0
148
Guard Tour Check in
8,858
80,166
Benches/Sidewalks cleared
87
1,000

SPII Updates


October YTD
Trash Disposed (bags)
487
6,141
Trash Disposed (pounds) 
12,175
153,525
Pan and Broom (block faces)
1,200
12,000
Weed Abatement 
0
160
Graffiti Removed 
36
1,092
Graffiti Reported 
18
722
Graffiti Special Projects 
0
0
Hospitality - Directions Provided
14
215
Hospitality - Assistance Provided
23
59
Pressure Washing (block faces)
1
15
Pressure Washing (gallons of h2o)
50
1,100
Business/Merchant Contacts
93
622
Homelessness - Wake-Up Service
66
465
Calls for Assistance
9
18

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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