Volume 39 - September 2016
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Partnership on Gatherings In South Park 

 

The South Park Business Improvement District, in partnership with Councilman Huizar and the Office's innovative initiative, DTLA Forward, is spearheading a program to squeeze pedestrian plazas out of unconventional locations - alleys. A pilot project next to a residential complex under construction by Mack Urban and Aecom Capital at Olive and 11th streets is in the design phase. 

The idea is for the alley to retain its basic functions for trash collection and deliveries, but be able to easily transform into a gathering space. Mack Urban will handle design, while the BID will work with property owners to program events.

For more information, click here

10/12: Commercial Expert Panel feat. South Park commercialpanel
Today and Tomorrow: The Landscape of LA Looking Forward  

 

Commercial Expert Panel feat. South Park
Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Beverly Hills/ Greater Los Angeles Association of Realtors 
6330 San Vicente Blvd #100, Los Angeles, CA 90048   

The annual event for the BH/GLAAR  Commercial Committee. This year theme is "Today and Tomorrow: The Lanscape of LA Looking Forward" design, trends, and more. 

SPBID Executive Director, Jessica Lall, joins real estate experts to discuss best practices and area trends in commercial real estate business development. Listen, discover, and absorb from this experienced group of professional practitioners.  

For more information and to register, click  here.
11/15: SPBID Annual Meeting annualmeeting
A Year in Review and Projects in South Park 



SPBID Annual Meeting
Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Keck Auditorium, Leavey Hall, Campus of California Hospital Medical Center
320 W 15th St, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Join us for the  SPBID Annual Meeting and learn about this year's accomplishments and the plans for the coming year. Our focus will be on upcoming projects that the BID is leading or partnering on, and attendees will be invited to participate in breakout sessions where you can provide feedback on projects. Don't miss this once-a-year opportunity to meet your fellow South Park neighbors and engage in our work! Free food and beverages will be served from South Park restaurants.

Featuring presentations on the following projects and opportunities:
  
- Streetcar
- MyFig
- Mack Urban Park
- Green Alley
- Pico Station
- Metro  Bikeshare
- Retail and Development 

RSVP required. Parking is available at meters on Hope St, and in the lot on Grand Ave & 15th St.

For more information and to RSVP, click here
10/3 -10/8: 2040 Community Plan Workshop workshopplan
The LA Dept. of Planning Wants Your Input 

 

Help Shape South Park's Future
Monday October 3 - Saturday October 8, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
The Bradbury Building, 304 S Broadway #218, Los Angeles, CA 

This week-long workshop is an opportunity for community members to provide feedback to the Department of  City Planning on its comprehensive update to the two existing community plans for DTLA. This is a chance to collaborate on a 30-year long plan that will define and shape the future of DTLA.

Mark up maps, ask questions and give your input on topics like urban design, land use, housing, mobility and economic development. 

For more information, click here.  

South Park Retail Tour retailtour
 
   
   
The South Park BID hosted our second district retail tour. The event began with a presentation by SPBID Director of Real Estate, Josh Kreger, on the growth of South Park which highlighted the new developments in the neighborhood. 

The presentation was followed by a walking tour led by neighborhood expert, Lynda Lawley, stopping by local businesses Bottle Rock, Barcito, Maher and Speedplay, and allowing business owners to share why they chose to locate in South Park.  

The number of attendees was double that of the inaugural tour in May.  The next retail tour will be happening Quarter 1, 2017. Stay tuned for more details!

For more information, click here.
District Streetscape Project Updates

 

SOBO Committee Meeting 
Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
South Park Business Improvement District 
1100 S Flower St, #3400, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Project Updates: 
- Pico Station Improvements
- Pico / Flower Mural Update
 -  Great Streets Grant Application for Hope St
- Pico / Olive Triangle Project
- Green Alley Update

To RSVP, click here.
10/19: Board of Directors and Election Meeting BODElectionmeeting
SPBID Board Elections, Guest Speakers, and much more! 
 

Board of Directors and Election Meeting 
Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
South Park Business Improvement District 
1100 S Flower St, #3400, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Join the SPBID Board of Directors for their final meeting of the year. This meeting will highlight project updates and will include the election of new Board members.  

For more information and to RSVP, click here
Come Out and Enjoy Live Music, Food, and Drinks 


DTLA Neighborhood Nights At L.A. LIVE 
Thursday, September 29, 2016, 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM 
L.A. LIVE 
800 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015 
  
Introducing DTLA Neighborhood Nights! Come down to L.A. LIVE after work and wind down! Enjoy live music featuring cover songs all night long (whooaaaa, livin' on a prayyyyerrr!) and take advantage of the $5 food and drink menus at participating L.A. LIVE restaurants. The action starts at 6pm and goes until late night. Come out for a fun local night for people who live and work in DTLA! 

- Live Music 
- $5 Food and drink menus
- Discounted $10 dollar parking ( West garage, Gate B only) 

For more information, click here.  

10/15: Making Strides Against Breast Cancer  breastcancerwalk
Finish The Fight Against Breast Cancer 



Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk 
Saturday, October 15, 2016, 8:00 AM 
Microsoft Square at L.A. LIVE 
800 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk unites communities to support each other. Honoring those touched by the disease and raise awareness and funds to create a world free from the pain and suffering caused by breast cancer. 

Each year, more than one million passionate participants support out noncompetitive three- to five- mile walks, which are held in nearly 300 communities nationwide.

Registration opens at 7:00 am 

Walk starts at 8:00 AM 

Please be mindful of major street closures for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. To view details on this and others street closures, click here

For more information about this event, click here
10/30: Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon Race rocknroll  
Rock 'n' Roll Los Angeles 

 
Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon Race 
Sunday, October 30, 2016, 7:00 AM 
Start line at Pico Blvd 

Get your tutus and super hero outfits ready to hit the streets of downtown Los Angeles for the World's Largest Halloween Half Marathon!

For assistance or questions about the Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon Race call (844) 411- 4674.
 
For more information and to register, click here
10/26: Create Now 20th Anniversary Celebration createnowanniversary 
Celebrating 20 Years of Arts, Mentoring, and Education
 
 
Create Now 20th Anniversary Celebration
Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
PRANK,  1100 S Hope St, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Join us as we celebrate 20 years of providing arts mentoring and education to the most vulnerable kids in our community.

Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, in the last 20 years Create Now has reached over 37, 000 at-risk kids in Southern California. 

The celebration of this milestone is generously hosted by PRANK and will include delicious food, drinks and a musical performance by some of the kids we serve. 

Our premium silent auction includes a trip for two on the world-renowned Rocky Mountaineer luxury train. The auction will run from 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM, open bar service will be available from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM.

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here
10/31: Halloween Festival for DTLA Kids halloweendtlakids 
Halloween Party for DTLA kids at Grand Hope Park 


Halloween Festival for DTLA Kids  
Monday, October 31, 2016, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM 
Grand Park at FIDM  
919 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90015

The annual Halloween Party draws over 1,900 Downtown LA children and their parents to celebrate Halloween at Grand Hope Park. Children will enjoy face painters, boundy houses, arts and crafts tables, puppet shows, and trick-or-treat doors. 

Individual tickets may be purchased. 

For more ticket information and about the event click, here
11/16 - 11/17: Los Angeles Auto Show 2016 laautoshow
The Future of Mobility Trade Show



Los Angeles Auto Show 2016
November 16 - 17, 2016 
Los Angeles Convention Center - Gilbert Lindsay Plaza  
1201 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015

The Los Angeles Auto Show (LA Auto Show), is one of the most influential and best-attended auto shows globally and spans more than 870,000 square feet. Each November, show creator ANSA Productions gathers the who's who of the auto industry to unveil the future of mobility in the car culture capital of the world.

Individual tickets may be purchased.  For more information, click  here
MyFigueroa: Construction Begins In October MyFigproject   
Streetscape Improvements Impacting 11th St and Figueroa


The MyFigueroa Streetscape Project (MyFig) will bring safety improvements for bicycle and transit users and a better Figueroa for us all. Construction will begin in October 2016.

The BID is working with project and will have updated timelines as they are available. Figueroa & 11th St will be impacted. 

For more information, click here
EVENT & MEETING RECAPS
Recap: 9/20 Green Carpet feat. Impresso Cafeimpressocafegc

Over 30 people attended our monthly event series featuring Impresso Cafe, located at 1115 S Hope St, between 11th and 12th Sts. Attendees enjoyed  complimentary c offee, teas, and biscotti and were included in a raffle for a chance to win a $15 dollar gift card at Impresso Cafe and other prizes. 

For more information on our Green Carpet series and other events,  click here
Recap: 9/14 District Identity & Marketing (DISI)DISIrecap  


South Park Stakeholders District Identity & Marketing Committee (DISI) convened to discuss the following agenda items: 

- Measuring Community Outreach & engagement moving forward 

With presentations by:

- Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon, Bruce Walton 
-  LA Auto Show Design, Terri Toennies
- Oceanwide Street Closures, James Dushek
- Pico Station Mural Update, Carmen Zella 

For more information, click here
MONTHLY UPDATES 
SPBID Clean Team's Monthly Focus anchor20 
Maintenance Crew Keeps 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
cleaning, painting and maintaining 27 utility boxes in the district.  

Earlier this year, the Clean Team steam washed select locations in the district, 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.

For more information, click here

Have an idea for a special project?  Let us know!
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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, the Clean/Safe Operations, and Enhanced Beautifications (SOBO) Committee focuses on keeping the district  maintained  and secure, and the South Park II (SPII) Committee focuses on issues in the South Park II District. Be involved. We want to hear your input!

Sign up for notifications on our website or email us at info@southpark.la to request meeting notifications. We hope to see you soon!
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In The News:
In This Issue:
SP Business Spotlight:
Space is an art form itself. It is defined by the architecture that contains it and the fixtures and furnishings that is chosen to fill it with. As designers the goal is to bring order to space and emphasize the functions and flow in such a way that excites and satisfies clients "sensibilities."   
SPBID Clean & Safe Report CleanSafeMonthly
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 well as responding to special requests.
 
 
Clean Team Accomplishments for August:

Streets Maintained
4,154
Streets Maintained (linear ft)
2,065,096
Trash Disposed (bags)
2,317
Trash Disposed (pounds)
32,705
Bulky Items Disposed
32
Number of Requests/Jobs 210
Graffiti Removed (square ft)
1,659
Citizen Assists
500
Tree wells serviced 625
Pressure washing (square ft)
7,560
Alleys Maintained
527
Weed abatement (square ft)
160

Safety Team

Our Safety Team is  always  making strides in improving the security of South Park. Patrolling 24-hours a day, seven days a week by foot, bike, Segway, or vehicle, the Safety Team assists with activities such as public street disorder, and panhandling, in addition to visitor assistance, special events support, and accompanied walk services.
 
Selected Safe Team Statistics for August:
 
Observations
797
Merchant Contact
28
Resident Contact
10
Citizen Assist
25
Call For Service
54
Kiosk Assists 127
Guard Tour Check In
3,745
Benches/sidewalks
cleared
102

Report maintenance & safety issues 
at (866) 560-9346 or click here.
SPII Services Report CleanSafeMonthly
Updates from the SPII Clean & Safe Team

SPII Services Team
  
Five officers are assigned to clean the SPII district six days a week, with service hours from 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM. The officers are managed by Streetplus, the same company that oversees SP I security. For more information, visit the SPII page and click here .
 
 
 S PII Services Accomplishments (Year to Date):

Trash Disposed (bags)
2,997
Trash Disposed (pounds)
75,700
Pan and Broom (block faces) 6,239
Weed Abatement (block faces)
339
Graffiti Removed
1,129
Graffiti Reported 271
Graffiti Special Projects
35
Hospitality - Directions Provided
393
Hospitality - Assistance Provided 2
Pressure Washing (block faces)
27
Pressure Washing (gallons of h2o)
2,486
Business/Merchant Contacts
306
Homelessness - Wake-Up Service
34
Calls for Assistance
12


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at (866) 560-9346 or click here.
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Have a business or service in South Park?  Hosting or promoting an event?  Maybe you live in the neighborhood but want to support a shop just outside?

 

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!

 

Click here for more info, or contact ellen@southpark.la .

Upcoming Events

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To view the full list of South Park Happy Hour specials, click here.

To view the full calendar of upcoming
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South Park Board UpcomingBoard 
& Committee Meetings

Bi-Monthly Board & Committee Meetings:
  • Board of Directors (BOD)
  • District Identity & Streetscape Improvements Committee (DISI)
  • Sidewalk Beautification, Operations, and Order Committee (SOBO)
  • South Park II (SPII)
Upcoming Meetings:
  • SOBO - Weds, Oct 5 @ 9:30 AM
  • SPII - Weds, Oct 12 @ 9:00 AM  
  • Board of Directors, Oct 19 @ 8:30 AM 
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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Here Design Studio is an interdisciplinary design practice that improves the public realm.  

We are dedicated to solving complex urban challenges through creative processes and solutions that build on the stories of a place. 

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.

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