Volume 28 - October 2015
Security & Maintenance: (866) 560-9346  
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Your Solution for Non-Surgical Treatments for Join Pain
 
Flexogenix

A non-surgical pain relief clinic has opened in South Park at the corner of Olympic Ave and Hope St, at 1000 S. Hope St. Flexogenix celebrated its Grand Opening on September 28, 2015. Hours are 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday. Free valet parking is offered to patients. 

Flexogenix provides non -surgical joint treatments for chronic wear and tear conditions such as osteoarthritis as well as acute injuries utilizing viscosupplementation (cushioning and lubricating gel) and regenerative medicine (stem cells and PRP/platelet rich plasma) complimented with physical therapy in order for patients to achieve a more active lifestyle.

For more information on Flexogenix, click here .
Now Offering Ballet, Ballroom, Hip-Hop, Yoga Classes & More 
 


A new dance studio has opened in South Park at 1144 S. Hope St. Downtown Dance & Movement celebrated its Grand Opening on October 5, 2015. Hours are 6:30 AM to 10:00 PM Monday and Wednesday; 6:30 AM to 9:00 PM Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday; 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Saturday, and 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM Sunday.
 
Downtown Dance & Movement offers a wide variety of dance & dance fitness classes, from Adult Ballet to Tango, Afro-Funk, Swing, Salsa, Hip Hop, Yoga, GROOV3™ and so much more. Whether you are a beginner or a lifelong dance fanatic, Downtown Dance's staff of over 30 of LA's best dance teachers will get you moving. There are four large studios with sprung wood floors and top quality sound systems, which are also available for rental for rehearsals, dance parties and other events.

For more information on Downtown Dance & Movement, click here .
AEG Worldwide Moves In To the Historic Desmond Building
 


The South Park BID and our local businesses are very excited to welcome AEG Worldwide employees to their new office on Hope Street. The historic Desmond Building will serve as the new creative office space for over 500 employees who are new to Downtown LA. AEG will be consolidating workers in the AEG LIVE and AXS Ticketing divisions from offices outside of Downtown LA, and moving them closer to the company's headquarters at L.A. LIVE at Olympic Blvd. and Figueroa St.

Originally constructed in 1916 as a five-story outpost for Ohio-based Willys-Overland Motors, the Desmond Building later became a warehouse for Desmond's department store and was eventually vacated. Upon capturing the interest of AEG, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill crafted and implemented the building design, which included upgrades to the 99-year-old structure such as seismic retrofitting, while Lincoln Property Company managed the development and Suffolk Construction made the upgrades a reality.

To read more about AEG and the Desmond Building, click here.
10/22 Show Your Support for Metro Charter! GreenCarpet
Joins us for Next Green Carpet Featuring CM Jose Huizar  
 
 
Join us for our next South Park Green Carpet Event hosted by Metro Charter Elementary School (320 W. 15th St., Suite 143, Los Angeles, CA 900015) on October 22nd, 2015 from 5:30 - 7:30PM. Tour the facility of Downtown LA's blossoming elementary school, located in South Park at the California Hospital Medical Center, and contribute to the school's Fall fundraiser.

This special event will feature keynote remarks by LA City Councilmember Jose Huizar.
 
Metro Charter, founded in 2013, employs strategies for active, engaged learning, and challenges students to think beyond a traditional curriculum structure. School programs and subsidies ensure that a diverse student body has access to lunch and after-school care.

The Los Angeles Times recently featured the Charter School's success, detailing their enrollment numbers nearly doubling in just its second year, and an addition of more than 60 new students in Fall 2015. The story also highlights the school's diversity; half of the students qualify for free or reduced-prices lunches. To read the full Los Angeles Times article, click here. 
 
RSVP required. To RSVP, email rsvp@metrocharter.org.

To download the event flyer, click here.

To view the Metro Charter fundraising deck, click here.
 
 
For more information, click here. 
SPBID Board Elections, LACC Redesign, & Much More!
 
 
 
Save the date for the next South Park Stakeholders Group Board Meeting on Thursday, October 22 from 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM. South Park Board and Committee meetings are open to the public. 
 
Due to demand, the October 22 Board Meeting will be hosted at the Los Angeles Convention Center at 1201 S. Figueroa Street. Free parking and continental breakfast will be available to meeting guests. 
 
The entrance to the parking garage is located on Pico Blvd. between L.A. LIVE Way and Figueroa. Once parked, make your way to the West Hall lobby via the walkway at the center of the parking garage. Enter the double glass sliding doors and follow the signage to the meeting level. 
 
The meeting will feature South Park Stakeholder Group Board Elections. Other topics will include: the LA Convention Center redesign contract, economic impact study presentation from an outside consultant, hotel RFI update, and a financing plan update from the CAO.

To RSVP, click here.

For more information, click here.
Get Ready: SP Green Carpet Exclusive Screening of Spectre!
 
 
 
Get your tickets today for November's South Park BID Green Carpet Event: an exclusive pre-screening of 007 Spectre at Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE
 
The screening will take place on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 6:45 PM sharp. Ticket pickup begins promptly at 6:00 PM in the Regal Cinemas lobby at the South Park LA check-in table. Guests who arrive before 6:00 PM will not be able to access movie tickets. A ticket will guarantee you a seat in the theater, but please note that seating is first come, first served. Ticket pick up closes at 6:40 PM and movie theater doors will close promptly at 6:45 PM. Be sure to arrive on time as there are no previews to this film.
  
The ticket cost is $15.50. Click here to buy tickets.
Seating is limited. Buy your tickets before they sell out!

Please note that this event is non-transferable and only available to South Park Post subscribers.

For more information, click here
Explore Over 1,000 Vehicles with This Exclusive Invite 
  

South Park Green Carpet Event: The LA Auto Show
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Location: LA Convention Center- VIP Tent
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

On a day reserved for credentialed attendees, you are invited to mix-and-mingle during a hosted reception, before spending time exploring over 1000 vehicles including never before seen cars, specialty customized cars and a number of concept and entertainment vehicles. 
 
Hosted by our South Park BID Board Member, Terri Toennies and her dynamic La Auto Show team, this is a unique opportunity for a late afternoon of networking in a very exclusive environment.

Beverages and hors d'oeuvres will be served.  

To RSVP, click here

For more information, click here.
Join Us at the LA Convention Center for 2015 Debuts
 
  
 
Before opening our doors to the public, we invite you to join us for our annual Preview Party on Thursday, November 19. Discover the year's biggest debuts while enjoying finely crafted libations and entertainment on this very special night. By attending the event, you help us raise critical funds for the GRAMMY Museum's music education programs for K-12 students. Tickets range from $25-$75. 
 
The South Park BID would like to thank the LA Auto Show for sponsoring our new website: www.southpark.la
 
For more information about the Preview Party, click here.

2015 Show Description  
The Los Angeles Auto Show, one of top global automotive events, returns to the L.A. Convention Center from November 20-29, 2015. Angelenos will be some of the first people in the world to witness nearly 50 vehicle premieres, including 1,000 of the latest models from virtually every major manufacturer on the planet.  Explore nearly 20 acres of stunning concept, production and classic cars under one roof and test drive nearly a hundred new models on the streets of South Park. 

For more information about the show and this year's vehicle debut lineup, click here.
Learn How the Ordinance Will Affect You


Do you have questions regarding how to comply with the Minimum Wage Ordinance? Have them answered at the Training on
November 3, 2015 from 1:00 - 4:00 PM in the  Controller Conference Room 351 (City Hall East: 200 N. Main St., Room 351), Los Angeles, CA 90012. The seminar will cover topics such as the implementation of the ordinance and how the ordinance will affect your business. This event is hosted by the City of Los Angeles' Public Works Bureau of Contract Administration (BCA) and the Office of Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer.

To RSVP, click here.

For more information on the Minimum Wage Ordinance, click here .

To download the event flyer, click here . For more information on the seminar, click here , or contact South Park BID Operations Manager Priscilla Hsu at  priscilla@southpark.la
Help Keep Your Community Clean By Reporting Dumpers

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Illegal dumping, which is defined as: items are unclaimed material which are deposited at the curbside, in alleys, in cul-de-sacs and common refuse collection areas located in apartment complexes, is becoming a fast-growing issue in South Park and Downtown LA more broadly.
 
California Penal Code 374.3 makes illegal dumping on public and private property punishable by a fine up to $10,000.
 
The South Park BID Clean Team has been working diligently to clean up after illegal dumpers weekly. This is time that should be allocated to keeping our streets clean and clear of graffiti.
 
To report illegal dumping in progress between 7:00 am - 4:00 pm call the BOSS Enforcement Division: (213) 847-6000. After hours call: (877)ASKLAPD.
 
Did you know that the City of Los Angeles' Sanitation Department of Public Works offers free pick-up of large or bully items? Call 3-1-1 or 800-773-2489 to plan a pick up.
 
For more information, click here.
Public Meeting Presents South Park's Year in Review



Join the South Park community at the SP BID Annual Meeting, where you can learn all that was accomplished this year, and about plans for the coming year. Don't miss the once-a-year opportunity to learn all about the year in review and meet your fellow South Park neighbors! Free food and beverages will be served from local and recently-opened South Park restaurants.

Featuring remarks by CA Assemblymember Miguel Santiago. 
 
 
Parking is available at meters on Hope St., or in the lot on Grand Ave. & 15th St.

To RSVP, click here. For more information, click here.  
Recap: 10/13 DTLA Real Estate Panel RealEstatePanel
Local Leaders Featured at USC Alumni Network Event
 
 

The USC Real Estate Alumni Network presented a panel discussion titled "The Pacific Rim Banks on DTLA," which was moderated by Jessica Lall, Executive Director of the South Park BID. The discussion focused on several large scale Asian development projects which are transforming South Park into a vibrant, mixed-use neighborhood.

Panelist Sonnet Hui, Executive Project Director, Hazens Group USAP, described Hazens multi-phase project at 11th and Figueroa Streets as she spoke about navigating the entitlement and permitting process and engaging the community in order to develop a landmark project. The panel highlighted the eagerness of Chinese companies to invest in Los Angeles as well as the scale of projects that Chinese companies are building.
 
For more information, click here.
Recap: 10/15 BisNow Event BisNow
Executive Director Jessica Lall Speaks on Foreign Investment

 
Over 200 people gathered at the BisNow Foreign Investments & Real Estate Event. The BisNow event featured a panel focusing on the Luxe Hotel in South Park, including featured panelists Jessica Lall, Executive Director of the South Park BID and Sonnet Hui, Executive Project Director at Hazens Group. Panelists also  addressed key foreign buyers, the feasibility of achieving value add returns in secondary markets, and what kinds of deal terms and structures are being seen. 
 
To read more about Shenzhen Hazens and the progress on their development in South Park, click here.
Join the Fun at Redline, DTLA's Premier Bar and Lounge


PAWS/LA invites you to Redline, DTLA's premiere bar and lounge, at 8:00 PM on Tuesday, October 20th for a night of "La Loteria."
 
Loteria is a card game that originated in Mexico and is similar to bingo, but this is "not your Granddad's bingo!" "La Loteria" is an exciting and sometimes risqué game of chance! Join the action and you can win some fun prizes. Plus, enjoy the cerveza and margarita specials starting at 6pm. Best of all, the good people at Redline will donate all proceeds from the night to PAWS/LA. Make the most out of your Tuesday and join the fun at Redline! Tickets are $10. 
 
For more information, click here.
BottleRock LA Hosts 7th Annual Holiday Wine Event

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7th Annual Holiday Wine Tasting & Retail Bazaar
November 21-22, 2015, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM 
BottleRock Los Angeles
1050 S. Flower St., Los Angeles, CA 90015

This year, BottleRock LA's 7th Annual Holiday Wine Tasting & Retail Bazaar will be a 2-Day event for  double  the tasting, shopping, gifting, and fun!  Each day, will have 10+ wineries offering up to 50 different wines to taste. All wines will be specially priced just for this event to take home for the holidays. 
 
For more information, click here.
11/28 Go Local And Support Small Businesses Saturday!   
 
 
 
Small Business Saturday®
Saturday, November 28, 2015 
 
Small Business Saturday is a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities. The South Park BID was selected to be a Small Business Neighborhood Champion, and looks forward to playing a role in supporting the small businesses that help the community thrive. As a Neighborhood Champion, the South Park BID will engage with all of the local businesses in the district to rally for Nov. 28. 

Please join the Small Business Saturdays and organizations across the country in supporting your local small business by shopping at a small business in the month of November. Start spreading the word that Small Business Saturday will take place on November 28 by using the hashtag #ShopSmall.

To see all of the South Park local businesses, click here.
Recap: Homelessness Community Meetings Homeless
SPBID Attends Committee Mtgs on Homelessness & Poverty



Homelessness Initiative Summit Meetings 
Session 1: Homelessness Prevention;
Session 2: Outreach/Engagement-Encampment/Street Homeless

After the announcement of a State of Emergency on Homelessness in Los Angeles and in an effort to consolidate best practices, the County organized a committee to participate in a series of 9 policy summits, each tackling a separate issue surrounding homelessness and poverty. One of the many goals of the summits is to create collaboration wherever possible between the City and County.  

The South Park BID is present at each of the Homelessness Initiative Meetings to ensure that the BID is up-to-speed on homelessness alleviation best practices and the next steps that our leadership is taking to tackle the crisis at hand.

To learn more about the meeting structure and content in more detail, click here

 For more information and to register for the upcoming public Homelessness Initiative Summit Meetings, click here.   
Recap: South Park SOBO Committee Meeting MeetingRecap
SPBID Discusses Exciting Streetscape Projects for 2016  
 
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South Park BID October SOBO Committee Meeting
The Operations and Enhanced Beautification Committee (SOBO) met on October 13, 2015. The committee discussed potential infrastructure projects on Hope St and Flower St moving into next year. If you have ideas on other infrastructure projects to focus on in the incoming year, please email info@southpark.la.

For more information on our streetscape efforts, click here, and attend the SPBID Annual Meeting on December 8, 2015.
Recap: SP's Hotel Figueroa Hosts Public Art Talk  ArtTalk
The 2nd in Art Talk Series Featuring Artist Jacopo 2501  
 

The South Park Business Improvement District (BID) and the Do Art Foundation hosted the second event in the Public Art Talk series on October 15, 2015. The Art Talk series takes place at the 
Hotel Figueroa in South Park. 
 
This month's featured artist was Italian artist, Jacopo 2501, who recently created two new murals near the South Park district. The conversation was moderated by Do Art Founder and Executive Director, Carmen Zella. 
 
Stay tuned for the next event of the series taking place in November!
 
For more information, click here.
Downtown Leaders Share and Learn Best BID Practices

  
The South Park Business Improvement District (BID) attended the annual International Downtown Association (IDA) Conference & Tradeshow from September 30 - October 2, 2015 to learn best practices for nurturing a healthy, vibrant city center. IDA is an international network of diverse practitioners who transform cities into robust urban places, and provide support and insight to BIDs and other community organizers.

September 30, 2015
On Day 1 of the conference, stakeholders convened from across the nation and globe to discuss topics such as emerging technologies in downtown planning, the importance of urban design in city centers, a sampling of pedestrians-friendly practices in San Francisco, and much more.
 
To read more about the Day 1 Recap, click here.

October 1, 2015  
On Day 2 of the conference, IDA recognized the South Park BID with its highest award in the category of public space improvements, the Downtown Pinnacle Award. South Park's winning submission highlighted achievements in: sidewalk repairs,curating a street tree palate, and public art. The South Park BID is grateful to be recognized by the International Downtown Association and thanks all of the strategic partners who made our streetscape improvement projects a reality. 
 
To read more about the Day 2 Recap, click here.

October 2, 2015  
On Day 3 of the conference, workshops included "The Parking Problem: Partnering with Authorities for Economic Development", in which guests learned creative, solution-based approaches for community parking, such as utilizing parking revenue to make the neighborhood more attractive, and working with stakeholders to make parking free once a month to encourage visitors. 
 
To read more about the Day 3 Recap, click here.
SP Clean Team's Monthly Focus CleanFocus

Maintenance Crews Keep South Park Clean 


 

Starting in 2015, South Park's Clean Team focuses on a monthly special project in order to increase the overall cleanliness of the neighborhood.

 

This month, the Clean Team focused on steam washing selected locations in the district.

 

Earlier this year, the Clean Team pressure-washed every trash can in the district, removed weeds from all local tree wells, removed graffiti, touched up walls with paint, and cleaned the utility boxes and alleys.

 

Stay tuned for information on special projects from the South Park BID Clean Team in the coming months.

 

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

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All Are Welcome at SPBID Board and Committee Meetings

 

 
 
Sign up for South Park BID public meeting notifications today!

Once you have signed up for any or all notifications, you will receive reminders a few weeks and a few days before meetings, as well as a request for your RSVP. All SP Board and Committee meetings are open to the public. Feel free to tell your friends and neighbors, too.

New to South Park meetings? 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. 

Sign up for notifications on our website or email Priscilla Hsu, Operations Manager, at priscilla@southpark.la to request meeting notifications. We hope to see you soon!
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LA Downtown News: A Bigger BID in South Park




In this Issue:
SP Business Spotlight:BizSpotlight
Urban Med is a comprehensive and multidisciplinary sports rehab facility. Urban Med is a one-stop shop for physical rehab, chiropractic care, acupuncture, medical services, physical therapy, massage therapy, training, and reformer pilates. Juice Served Here cold-pressed juice is also sold inside Urban Med.
 
For more information, click here.
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 October:

Streets Maintained
4,020
Streets Maintained (linear ft)
1,998,480
Trash Disposed (bags)
2,506
Trash Disposed (pounds)
29,404
Bulky Items Disposed
39
Number of Requests/Jobs 412
Graffiti Removed (square ft)
3,461
Citizen Assists
440
Tree wells serviced 683
Pressure washing (sf)
8,500
Alleys Maintained
510
Weed abatement (sf)
25

Safety Team

Our Safety Team is  always  making strides in improving the security of South Park.  This month, SP Safety Team worked with LA County Public Health on illegal vending, and assisted with crime prevention throughout the district.
 
Selected Safe Team Statistics for October:
 
Observations

1,529

Merchant Contact
196
Resident Contact
3
Citizen Assist
44
Call For Service
104
Kiosk Assists 71
Guard Tour Check In
10,265
Benches/sidewalks
cleared
70

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at (866) 560-9346 or click here.

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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!

 

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Upcoming Events
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& 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. 

 
 
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