Volume 13 - July 2014 
Security & Maintenance: (866) 560-9346  
General Inquiries & Office: (213) 663-1111
Neighborhood Watch Meeting July 15 @ 5:30

With LAPD Captain Mike Oreb & a FREE Raffle for Emergency Kit


Save the date! South Park is having our quarterly Neighborhood Watch meeting:
Tuesday, July 15NW
5:30 - 7 PM
with the Red Cross and LAPD
SP BID Office
1333 S Hope

  • Special focus on disaster preparedness for your home
  • Presentation from the Red Cross
  • Hear from LAPD Central Captain Mike Oreb
  • FREE raffle for an emergency kit for those who RSVP
It is vital that in the event of a major catastrophe, the SP community has an action plan, and knows how to come together in a time of need.  Check out this video to see what can be expected in the event of a major earthquake.
Please RSVP to tami@southpark.la!  Space may be limited.
Click here for a flyer in English or in Spanish to share.
AVANT Apartments Now OpenAVANT

Newest Residential in South Park is Ready for Move-Ins

The initial phase of the new AVANT Apartments is now open for you to check out and settle in!
This new residential building in South Park packages all of the amenities of a five-star hotel for a mid-range price tag just steps away from LA Live. 
With ample roof and pool-side lounges and gourmet kitchens inside 9-foot ceiling apartments, the residential building amply accommodates all social and private needs of its habitants. 
Most importantly though, AVANT's central location to LA's key work and play districts as well as conveniently accessible public transportation means that its residents don't live in their cars to access life.
For more information on units, amenities, and more, check out avantsouthpark.com.

Mon. 8/25 Emmys Bring Noon Street ClosuresEmmy

Plan Ahead: Rare Monday Date for Emmy Awards at L.A. LIVE



Expect closures and congestion on Monday, August 25 as Nokia Theatre hosts the 66th Primetime Emmys Awards. The event expects 6,500 attendees inside the Theatre with an additional 500 attendees on the red carpet bleachers. The hosts expect arrivals to begin trickling it at 12pm and VIPs/limos to come between 3-5pm and leave at 8:30-9pm. 


Starting at 12 noon on August 25, the following streets will be closed:


- Pico Blvd (Figueroa to LA LIVE way) - N sidewalk & WB curb lanes

- Figueroa (Pico to Olympic) - E sidewalk

- LA LIVE Way (Pico to Olympic) - W sidewalk & NB lanes

- 11th St (Figueroa to Flower) - All sidewalk, full street closure

- 12th St (Figueroa to Flower) - Full street closure




- Aug. 5 -28: Georgia St (Chick Hern to West Rd) - All sidewalk & full street closure

- Aug. 17 -28: Chick Hearn (Figueroa to LA LIVE Way) - All sidewalk & full street closure.


Please plan ahead!  The event begins at 5PM, but guests and celebrities will be coming in from 1 PM onwards.  Expect delays in this area.

AEG Signs Lease for 1917 Desmond BuildingAEG

L.A. LIVE & Staples Center Owner to Move 500 Jobs


The 1917 Desmond building, which has held a car dealership, department store, coffee shop, and more over the past century, is now going to hold a major South Park entity - AEG.  Anschutz Entertainment Group, owner of the King's hockey team, Staples Center, L.A. LIVE and other entertainment venues around the world, is moving 500 employees from their mid-city Wilshire location to this historic location on 11th and Hope.  The company will be leasing from owner Lincoln Properties, which purchased the building last year.  Across the street from existing and incoming restaurants, housing, and retail, the revitalization of this historic gem will be an excellent addition to an already blossoming corner.


With construction beginning now, AEG plans to move in next April.  There is a plan to place a cafe on the ground floor, taking advantage of the high ceilings and large window spaces.  South Park is excited to welcome more of AEG's employees to the district! 

Grand Opening of Double Marriott HotelMarriott

Marriott Courtyard and Residence Inn Open this Month


 With much grandeur, July 2nd marked the official opening of Marriott's Courtyard and Residence Inn double hotel in South Park. 


These two hotels in one add 393 rooms to South Park's shortage of hotel rooms necessary to house attendants of L.A. LIVE and LA Convention Center events and boost downtown's tourist capacities. 


This Marriott, unlike its higher-end adjacent cousin, is designed to cater to business travelers with more moderate budgets and offers shorter-term options on the Courtyard side and longer-term stay options in the Residence half.


Just east of the building is the site of the incoming Renaissance Inn, expected in 2017, and also by Marriott.

CHMC Awarded as GreenHealth PartnerCHMC

Local Hospital Recognized as an Important Sustainable Entity

South Park's local hospital, California Hospital Medical Center of Dignity Health, was recently given the 2014 "Greenhealth Partner for Change" Award by Practice Greenhealth, the nation's leading entity focusing on efficient and environmentally savvy practices in healthcare.


CHMC won this award for many reasons, including opening of a Silver Level LEED-certified building, averting over 1,128 pounds from landfill through its recycling program, having been a regional leader as a mercury-free facility for the past 7 years, and cutting natural gas use by 35%.


With such a long-standing presence in the area, it comes as little surprise  that CHMC would deserve such a recognition.  CHMC was California's first dedicated medical facility, built by local doctors to serve Los Angeles. In its almost 130-year presence in downtown LA, the hospital has not stopped expanding or innovating and has become an indispensable member of the community.  


Please join the South Park community in congratulating everyone at CHMC!

SP Board Nominations Begin July 28Board220

All Property Owners May Nominate Any Local Stakeholder


It is the time of year to nominate individuals to the South Park Stakeholders Group Board of Directors! It is the right of all property owners to nominate either themselves or their designee to fill one of the positions currently available on the Board. Property owners must be current with assessment payments as well.


Board members are expected to serve on a committee, as well as attend Board meetings and occasional other events as representatives of the SPBID and our stakeholders.


Property owners may nominate online beginning on July 28 at by filling out this form.  Hard copies are available upon request.  These will close at midnight on September 12.  All nominees will then be notified and need to fill out an application for the current Board members to read.  Elections will take place October 16.


Fore more information, please go to southpark.la/elections2014.

Hide It, Lock It, Keep It - Retain Your ValuablesLAPD

We Can All Help Decrease Thefts from Motor Vehicles


South Park BID values the safety of its residents and their property. Even with the vigilance of SP's Safety Team, keeping cars and valuables inside safe is a task we can all help out with. Theft from motor vehicles, which we see across DTLA, is one of the most preventable crimes - if we follow the "Hide it, Lock it, Keep it" steps prescribed by LAPD. 


LAPD has studied the issue closely.  Their bait cars show that victims of such theft often left valuables in plain sight, at times without locking their vehicles.  From iPads to purses, jewelry to phones, you should always put it under your seat or in the trunk, even when parking in a garage.  These crimes on average set victims back $1885.  Please remember to Hide it! Lock It! and Keep it!

Say Hello to Tami, SPBID's New Office Manager

BID Welcomes New Staff Member to the Team


South Park BID is happy to announce the arrival of our new Office Manager, Tami!  She'll be the first person you see when you stop by our office, or the first one you speak to when you give us a call.


Well-versed in administration, management, and Spanish, Tami has revolutionized our internal systems, and is looking forward to assisting you.  Contact her with to request to use our conference room, reserve Sparky the kiosk, or with general questions.


Please join the SPBID in welcoming Tami to the neighborhood!  You can reach her at tami@southpark.la.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in SPCancer

Long-standing 5K Comes to Figueroa Street in October



The American Cancer Society's premier breast cancer walk, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer (MSABC), is the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation, uniting more than 300 communities to finish the fight. Every breast cancer walk and event is an incredible and inspiring opportunity to honor those who have battled breast cancer, raise awareness about what we can do to reduce our breast cancer risk, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society fight the disease with research, information, services, and access to mammograms for women who need them. 


This walk is open to all, and offers no registration fee or minimum donation requirement. Come join us Saturday October 18 at 8AM at NOKIA Plaza at L.A. LIVE!  For more information, go to makingstrideswalk.org/losangeles.


Please note that there will be STREET CLOSURES related to this event!  Figueroa will be closed from 11th St to 30th St for most of the morning.

SP Kiosk Has Been Named Sparky!Sparky

Congrats to Ted Trent & Dawn Davis for Both Submitting the Name



Though we voted a few months back, SP BID is proud to finally announce the name the SP community chose for our mobile kiosk:


Winning by a landslide at 75% was the name SPARKY!  


It was coincidentally submitted by two people independently:  


Ted Trent, local realtor at LoftLivingLA.com, and local resident and actress Dawn Davis (www.dawnpdavis.com).  Congratulations to both!


When you see it out and about, snap a pic and tweet or instagram it with the #SParkykiosk.


Hope to see you out in South Park with Sparky!

4DX Now Available at Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE

First of Its Kind in the USA Comes to South ParkNewMovies

For the first time ever in the United States, watching a movie gets a whole new definition! 


4DX is a unique immersive movie experience featuring motion chairs and environmental effects that put you into the movie. The only 4DX theater in the United States is right in your backyard at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live! For more information about 4DX, check out www.lalive.com/4DX.

Hoop It Up at Nike Basketball 3on3 Tournament

6th Annual Event Comes to L.A. LIVE this AugustBball



Nike Basketball 3ON3 Tournament Presented by NBC4 Southern California is back on the streets of Downtown Los Angeles August 8-10 at L.A. LIVE. California's largest 3 on 3 basketball tournament is home to every kind of "baller" there is: short, tall, college standout, recreational league champion, intramural player, gym rat, AAU or YMCA participant. Even if you haven't touched a ball in years, we still want you to play! This fun-filled weekend will feature great competition and entertainment for players of all ages and skill levels and spectators, including:   

  • Nike Slam Dunk Contest
  • Josh Hutcherson Celebrity Basketball Game
  • Live Music
  • Over 20 interactive vendors
  • Dance performances
  • Basketball-themed activities and giveaways
  • and more!

Register your team today on www.nike3on3.com!

$7 Tuesdays at Regal Cinemas for 2014!Movies

Score a Great Movie Deal in South Park, Every Week


$7 Tuesday is every Tuesday of the month at Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE! All movies all day are just $7 for all guests every Tuesday when you come to Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE to see Hollywood's biggest blockbusters! 
To see whats playing and get even more info, check out lalive.com/movies.
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For more regular updates & info:

In this Issue:
Mon. 8/25 Emmys Bring Noon Street Closures
AEG Signs Lease for 1917 Desmond Building
Grand Opening of Double Marriott Hotel 
CHMC Awarded as GreenHealth Partner
SP Board Nominations Begin July 28 
Say Hello to Tami, SPBID's New Office Manager 
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in SP 
SP Kiosk Has Been Named Sparky
4DX Now Available at Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE
Hoop It Up at Bike Basketball 3on3 Tournament
$7 Tuesdays at Regal Cinemas for 2014!
SP Spotlight On:Spotlight
Tasteful Tuesdays
Food Trucks at Evo Every Tuesday


Did you know that theres a great weekly event in South Park, where its perfect to grab dinner? Tasteful Tuesdays, organized by local condo building Evo, brings together 3 food trucks every week on Grand just north of 12th.


South Park BID also provides an information kiosk, and colorful street furniture for your sitting pleasure at this weekly soiree. 



We hope to see you there!  Check out our twitter on Tuesdays to see which trucks will be there, or contact evo@bhc90210.com for more info.
Clean & Safe Report
Updates from the SP Service Team

Clean Team


The Clean Team has been diligently pressure washing sidewalks, removing graffiti, and disposing of trash in the district, as well as responding to special requests.
Clean Team Accomplishments for June:

Streets Maintained
Streets Maintained (linear ft)
Trash Disposed (bags)
Trash Disposed (pounds)
Bulky Items Disposed
Number of Requests180
Graffiti Removed (square ft)
Citizen Assists
Pressure washing (sf)

Safety Team

Our Safety Team is always making strides in improving the security of South Park.  This month, SP Safety Team hired two new team members, deployed the kiosk at many events, and dealt with robberies and indecent exposure.

Selected Safe Team Statistics for June:
Merchant Contact
Resident Contact
Illegal Vendors11
Citizen Assist
Call For Service

Report maintenance & safety issues at (866) 560-9346 or click here.
Retail & Restaurants Wanted


As you all are aware, South Park is currently in a stage of positive change and growth, including new developments and infrastructure projects. 
Despite the large scale investment happening, there are still vacant storefronts and buildings that are in need of activation.  The BID has a focused effort working with local property owners and leasing brokers to fill our vacant spaces with a combination of  short and long term retail/restaurant space. 
If you are a business looking to open a location in this vibrant area of Downtown LA, or a property owner or leasing agent looking to tell the bigger picture story of South Park, please contact Jess Mandelbaum in our office today at:  jmandelbaum@southpark.la

Sponsor South Park Today!

Support Your Business & Community


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 Amanda@southpark.la.

Upcoming Events
South Park Board BOARD 
& 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. 

Keep in Touch
 Check out our website
 Send us an email
Give us a call: (213) 663-1111
Report an issue: (866) 560-9346
Drop by: 1333 S Hope St, LA, CA 90015
Want to promote your organization or event with the South Park Post?  Contact our Director of Communications at amanda@southpark.la today!

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
1333 S Hope St  |  Los Angeles, CA 90015