Volume 17 - November 2014 
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South Park & LASC Release Green Alley Report

New Form of Public Open Space Considered for the NeighborhoodGreenAlleys

Green Alleys LASC Report


The South Park BID is excited to present out "Green Alleys in South Park-Visioning Report," an effort to redefine and activate public space, which came from a partnership with the LA Sustainability Collaborative. With a focus on creating a robust "green alley initiative" for the South Park area, the the goal is to provide a roadmap for local developers, city departments, and third party groups to work together on cultivating this new form of open space.

The report is a follow-up study to the Urban Land Institute Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) Study of South Park, which was completed in Fall 2013.  In the TAP Study, the establishment of green alleys was suggested as a way to better connect people across South Park's long urban blocks, as well as a way to create more flexible-use space in a park and public-space poor area. 


Taking these initial studies into consideration, the creation of the Green Alleys Report was initiated this year by LASC and the South Park BID, and was written by graduate student Fellows Alexander Jung of UCLA and Clare Eberle of USC.  The Fellows were assisted by the following expert Technical Assistance Committee: Tanner Blackman, Council District 14; Sarah MacPherson Beasley, Hollywood Property Owners Alliance; Mark Wareham, Mack Urban; Elizabeth Wendall, Gensler Architects.


As a myriad of development projects are currently scheduled for the South Park area, the opportunity to create better alley environments is coming at a perfect time.  The BID will be taking this report, and turning it into an action plan for 2015, which will also be shared with developers and the city departments.

Sidewalk Repairs Begin in the DistrictSidewalk

Councilman Huizar of CD 14 Helps South Park on Hope & Pico


On October 17, crews came to take away and replace the broken sidewalk on the west side of Hope St. just north of Pico. The South Park BID worked with Councilmember Huizar and his staff on this endeavor, who made the repair possible at no cost to the BID.

This sidewalk repair is one of many coming soon to the district, as the South Park BID has been working diligently on a plan to saw cut uneven sidewalks throughout the area.  This plan will be heard today at the Board of Public Works.

As developers will be repairing and replacing the sidewalks in front of their projects, the BID focus on the sidewalks  needing help in between developments.

We'll keep you updated as the sidewalks in South Park become better and better!
11/11 - Tom's Urban Green Carpet Event

Join Your Community This Veteran's Day with All Night SpecialsGreenCarpet


*  All Night Happy Hour  *  Ticket Giveaways  *  Killer Tunes *


South Park BID is celebrating our new local businesses by rolling out the South Park green carpet, this month at Tom's Urban!  Come check out one of L.A. LIVE's newest concepts, originally from Denver, CO.  Join us this Veteran's Day, along with your local neighbors to dine and dance!


November's Green Carpet Event

Tom's Urban

Tuesday, November 11 

Food & Drink Specials:  5 PM - 12:30 AM

Tom's Urban @ L.A. LIVE

1011 S. Figueroa St. 


Specials include: 

 $2 off pints * $2 off wine * $4 well drinks * $2 off select sliders, pizzas * and more!


Featuring DJ Marc Vandelay from 5 - 9 PM   #MVMUSIC


Parking is available in the East Garage on Olympic Blvd. for $5 for the first 2 hours

More info at lalive.com/parking.

New Banners & Billboard Grace South Park

Huge Thanks to Packard Lofts for Sharing Their Space on OlympicBannersnBillboard


Have you seen the new billboard welcoming everyone to your community?  Thanks to the generosity of Venice Investments, owners of residential building Packard Lofts, everyone coming into South Park from the north know they've entered our neighborhood.


The sign is 34 feet tall, and is located on the east-facing wall of Packard Lofts, facing the intersection of Olympic Blvd. and Grand Ave.


Street banners have also been installed along Grand Ave., and are being placed this week on Flower St. near the Pico Metro station.


These projects are both part of a larger branding campaign, which was created by the South Park BID to foster more community and district identity.  With the tagline of "This is Our Time, This is Our Place", the BID's goal is to show both locals and visitors the potential for engagement and connectivity that is possible in our neighborhood.  We've also been on the radio - hear our recent KCRW spot here.


Learn more about Packard Lofts, which provided the space for the billboard, here.

South Park Celebrates the Holiday SeasonHolidayDecor

Be Sure to Check Out Holiday Decorations in the District


holiday red ribbon silver tinsel Holiday decorations are going up across the South Park neighborhood!  Check them out as they are placed along our streets.

Be sure to share your holiday decorations with us as well, by sharing a picture on Facebook, Twitter, or Intsagram, and hashtag it #SouthParkLA and #SPHoliday!
More Trees to Be Planted Across DistrictTreeWalk

SPBID Meets with City Departments and Specialists on Trees


The South Park BID has been working on a plan to bring more trees across the neighborhood.  Our maintenance crew, from LA Conservation Corps, has mapped at all of the empty tree wells and potential places for new trees in the area.

Last month, our team met with LACC, City departments including the Environmental Services Group, and landscape architects from Melendrez and Mia Lehrer & Associates.  Using LACC's list and walking the entire district, the team looked at all empty wells and places for potential wells.  

We now have 18 locations for new trees, as well as a palette for future trees.  Letters have been mailed to all the property owners, who must respond if they do not wish to have the tree planted near their property.

If you are a property owner and interested in having a tree planted in front of your property, please email us!
Shop Local & Handmade at on Nov. 12 @ 5PM!

Come to the POPUP  Marketplace at L.A. LIVE This WeekPopup

It's almost here! The first ever POPUP Marketplace at L.A. LIVE takes places this Wednesday, Nov. 12th  from 5-10PM. Head over for an evening of shopping under the stars for exclusive handcrafted items from LA's best artisans. This special nighttime event will showcase over 60 of the city's best and brightest indie makers, crafters and artists at Nokia Plaza across from STAPLES Center.


DJs will be spinning tunes while you hop from booth to booth checking out tastemaker favorites. With the holidays just around the corner, get an early start to your shopping with an array of unique gifts to choose from that will impress your family & friends.


Participating L.A. LIVE restaurants will offer food & drink specials until 10pm and parking will be discounted at $5 (free for Preferred Members).


For more details on participating vendors and restaurants, visit lalive.com/popup .

Come to BottleRock's Holiday Wine TastingBottleRock

Local Restaurant Hosts 6th Annual Event Nov. 22 and 23


If you like wine, shopping, local restaurants or great company, be sure to come to BottleRock LA's 6th Annual Holiday Wine Tasting and Retail Bazaar.  

Taking place later this month, the event will offer over 75 wines from more than fifteen wineries, all at reduced prices to take home at the end of the night.

Early bird specials only last one more week!  Save $10 on each ticket if you buy before November 14.

Hope to see you there!  Click here for a full flyer to share.

RSVP to South Park's Annual Meeting on Dec. 3AnnMtg

Don't Miss Out on This Once-a-Year Event with the Community

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.


Annual Meeting

Wednesday, December 3

6 - 8 PM

320 15th Street

Campus of California Hospital Medical Center


South Park is undergoing a massive transformation, from development to public art, parklets to major events, and new growth while retaining our history.  You'll receive an update from our Clean Team and Safety Ambassadors, plus some special guests.  Don't miss the once-a-year opportunity to learn all about it and meet your fellow South Park neighbors!


Parking is available at meters on Hope St, or in the lot on Grand & 15th St.  Click here for a map of the location.


LADWP Wants to Make Your Projects HappenLADWP

Take Advantage of the City's Programs on Solar, Small Biz and More

The LA Dept. of Water and Power (LADWP) has recognized that they can and should do more to help individuals, large companies, and small businesses.  Their new programs can help you with water conservation, installing solar, going green, and saving money.


Learn how to customize your saving and make those sustainability projects happen that you've been dreaming of here.


Local vendors should also join the Electronic Procurement System, which helps connects small businesses interested in working on various projects with jobs in their field.  Click here to learn more.

LA Auto Show Returns with 30 World DebutsAutoShow

DTLA's Long-Standing and World Class Auto Show Nov 20-30


After 107 years in Los Angeles, The LA Auto Show is back in South Park of DTLA, and is better than ever!  With 30 world debuts and 60 debuts in total, and a whole new look, this is an LA Auto Show not to be missed. Almost every auto maker will have news, and a few standout brands will deliver an extra dose of excitement with theirs.


The show will feature, along with these debuts, 2 full halls of great-looking cars to sit in an enjoy, plus test drives outside, giveaways, and a special area for the luxury vehicles.


Save the date for the best way to spend a day in November!  More info at laautoshow.com.


Buy your tickets today!

Be a Local Hero - Help Stop Illegal DumpingBulktItems

Help Your Community Keep the Streets and Alleys Clean


Attention South Park! Our clean team has noticed an excess of bulky items left in the alleys of our community. The City is responsible for picking up bulky items - all you have to do is call and leave your belongings on the curb. Once you have called the City, please contact us, and we will assist when necessary.  Click here for all bulky item pickup info. 

While we are here to keep the district clean and safe, when you dispose of bulky items in the alleys, it takes time and often multiple trips with our trucks to remove these items, our time and ability to pressure wash sidewalks, empty trash cans, and do regular maintenance is diminished.

If you see illegal dumping, SPEAK UP!  California Penal Code 374.3 makes illegal dumping on public and private property punishable by a fine of up to $10,000. Also, pursuant to Section 117555 of the California health and Safety Code, a person who dumps illegally is punishable by up to six months in jail.  Report it by calling 1-888-8-DUMPING or report it confidentially online here.  You can receive up to $1000 in rewards!

Help Your Hospital & Join the 5K Committee!HOTC

CHMC is Hosting the "Heart of the City" 5K in 2015 and Needs You


On March 28, 2015, California Hospital Medical Center (CHMC) will host the 3rd Annual Heart of the City 5K, an exciting event that will draw close to two thousand walkers, runners, and volunteers to the heart of Los Angeles to support an essential community resource. 


The race will give participants the opportunity to experience the blossoming downtown along an exhilarating, dog-friendly course, culminating in a race expo on the hospital's campus.  I invite you to be our partner in this great community-wide effort by becoming an event committee member.


Help support this community event by joining us on the event planning committee!  You will have the satisfaction of being part of a great fundraising event that helps

provide the high-quality, patient-centered healthcare-available to all in need, regardless of their ability to pay-that has always been critical to the safety and vitality of this community we all share. 

For more information, please contact Annie Nuttall at (213) 742-5747.

$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:
New Banners & Billboard Grace South Park
South Park Celebrates the Holiday Season 
More Trees to Be Planted Across District
Come to BottleRock's Holiday Wine Tasting 
RSVP to South Park's Annual Meeting on Dec. 3
LADWP Wants to Make Your Projects Happen 
Be a Local Hero - Help Stop Illegal Dumping 
Help Your Hospital & Join the 5K Committee 
$7 Tuesdays at Regal Cinemas for 2014!

Featured Available SpaceCommSpace

Check Out a Commercial Vacancy in SP


1000 S Hope St


A beautifully positioned, historic property on one of South Park's busiest thoroughfares.


SP Spotlight On:Spotlight
Arashi Sushi
"Delicious Food at Beautiful Art"


Steps away from the bustling Staples Center and LA Convention Center is a haven of delicious food so beautiful it could be considered art.  Welcome to Arashi Sushi, located on 11th St. between Flower and Hope.  If you love fresh fish, delectable sushi, and incredible lunch deals, this is a local business you've got to check out.

Owner and top chef Ken Park has been a sushi chef for over 20 years, and takes his art very seriously.  Most notably, he has been the chef at Shilla Seoul Hotel and the Hilton Seoul Hotel.



For more info, check out arashisushi.com, visit their Facebook, or call 213.749.1900.
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
Streets Maintained (linear ft)
Trash Disposed (bags)
Trash Disposed (pounds)
Bulky Items Disposed
Number of Requests63
Graffiti Removed (square ft)
Citizen Assists
Pressure washing (sf)
Number of Tree Wells Serviced
Number of Alleys Maintained

Safety Team

Our Safety Team is always making strides in improving the security of South Park.  This month, SP Safety Team worked against vandalism, theft, and assisted LAPD.
Selected Safe Team Statistics for October:


Merchant Contact
Resident Contact
Citizen Assist
Call For Service
Kiosk Assists

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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
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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