New businesses, events, and updates from DTLA's SPBID.
Volume 50 - October 2017 
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BID News & Events

10/26: Board of Directors Meeting

 

Our last Board of Directors Meeting of the year is Thursday, October 26. Board Elections will be on the agenda. Sign up for meeting notifications, RSVP, or click here to learn more about our Board.
 

11/29: 2017 Annual Meeting

 

Join SPBID and representatives of projects in the district for our 2017 Annual Meeting! Mark your calendars for 6-8 PM on November 29th. Click here for more information and to RSVP.

 
For our October Green Carpet, join SPBID and neighbors for breakfast at Cow from 9 AM-12 PM. Complementary beverages and bites will be available. RSVP here, and we'll see you Saturday!
 

South Grand Park Survey

 

Mack Urban, AECOM, and CD14 are seeking public input on the deign of South Grand Park, the new public space planned for S Grand, between 11th St and 12th St. Share your input through this online survey.

Upcoming South Park Committee Meetings
District Identity and Marketing Committee
Wednesday, November 8, 9:30 AM -  RSVP
Provides guidance to the full Board of Directors on matters relating s trategic communications and marketing efforts

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.
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South Park Spotlights

The mother and son team behind Endlaess designs and sews limited quantities of handmade men's and women's clothing. Their first brick and mortar is now open at 1035 S Olive.

Sam Birchenough, South Park resident and founder of BRCHN Design House, took us behind the scenes of his product design business in this #SouthParkStories video.
For Lease: 1155 S Grand Retail Space

A 4,570 square foot retail space facing Grand Avenue. For more information, contact Josh Kreger at  josh@southpark.la or (213) 663-1123.

Help shape the future of DTLA. Take this 10 minute survey to share your views on DTLA, and be entered to win prizes   like a night at STAPLES Center, a DTLA Staycation, or a gift package from Whole Foods.

Last December, after more than 30 years advocating for the expansion of transit systems in St Louis, Tom and Debra Shrout moved to South Park. Get Tom's perspective in his first  #SouthParkStories feature.
In the News
Los Angeles Downtown News

DTLA - Recently, I was walking in DTLA when I was unexpectedly approached by someone in the throes of mental illness. I was startled and felt threatened. The individual quickly turned his attention elsewhere [...]
Los Angeles Downtown News

DTLA - The Downtown residential boom is reshaping South Park, as former parking lots and empty warehouses give way to residential buildings with thousands of apartments and condominiums.


Los Angeles Downtown News

DTLA - The Downtown Los Angeles construction boom has produced a glut of new apartments, and despite a steady influx of residents, the community has seen its vacancy rate soar to levels [...]

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

Stan Lee's L.A. Comic Con is Los Angeles' first multi-media pop culture convention, held annually at the Los Angeles Convention Center. L.A. Comic Con assembles the most exciting and innovative in comics, video games, sci-fi, fantasy, horror and all things pop-culture, 

Thousands of runners will hit the streets of Downtown LA in Halloween costumes for the 8th Rock 'n' Roll Los Angeles Half Marathon. Registrations are still available for the half marathon and the 5k. Sign up to run, or come out to cheer on the runners!

Children will enjoy face painters, bounce houses, arts and crafts tables, puppet shows, trick-or-treat doors, and more at DCBID's tenth annual Halloween Festival. 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 September, we focused on scraping fallen berries from the sidewalks and pressure washing remaining stains.  Have an idea for a special project?  Let us know!
Clean Team Updates


September YTD
Streets Maintained
3,510
31,941
Streets Maintained (linear ft)
1,702,920
15,496,572
Trash Disposed (bags)
2,154
23,509
Trash Disposed (pounds)
33,330
325,733
Bulky Items Disposed
67
562
Number of Requests/Jobs
424
4,151
Graffiti Removed (square ft)
4,891
37,898
Citizen Assists
620
5,407
Tree Wells Serviced
834
8,707
Pressure Washing (square ft)
4,500
91,579
Alleys Maintained (510)
450
4,140
Weed Abatement (square ft)
160
13,964

Safety Team Updates


September YTD
Observations
721
12,458
Merchant Contact
200
1,978
Resident Contact 
9
50
Citizen Assist
31
445
Call for Service
438
1,248
Kiosk Assists 
46
148
Guard Tour Check in
7,730
84,967
Benches/Sidewalks cleared
104
913

SPII Updates


September YTD
Trash Disposed (bags)
408
5,654
Trash Disposed (pounds) 
10,200
141,350
Pan and Broom (block faces)
1,200
10,800
Weed Abatement 
0
160
Graffiti Removed 
38
1,056
Graffiti Reported 
20
704
Graffiti Special Projects 
0
0
Hospitality - Directions Provided
7
201
Hospitality - Assistance Provided
6
36
Pressure Washing (block faces)
2
14
Pressure Washing (gallons of h2o)
100
1,050
Business/Merchant Contacts
65
529
Homelessness - Wake-Up Service
56
399
Calls for Assistance
2
9

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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