Volume 40 - October 2016
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Exciting Transitions At SPBID excitingtransition
A Message From SPBID's Executive Director 


South Park BID Executive Director, Jessica Lall, will transition to the position of President and CEO of Central City Association (CCA) on January 3, 2017. SPBID's c urrent Director of Communications & Policy, Ellen Riotto, will be stepping in as Interim Executive Director. 

To view a statement from Jessica, click here
11th Mural In South Park mural  
New Mural In SP at Packard Lofts 


The SPBID and NOW Art LA are proud to announce the 11th mural in South Park by celebrated artist, Remed, located on the south-facing wall of Packard Lofts at Hope and Olympic Sts.

The mural is part of the BID's broader Public Art Strategic Plan , which aims to curate an inclusive and representative cultural narrative of the South Park neighborhood. For inspiration and vision, Remed spent time meeting with South Park community members and learning about the history of the building and area from Packard Lofts co-owner, Joseph Emrani. 

To view the press release, click here
11/14: SPBID Annual Meeting annualmtg
A Year in Review and Projects in South Park 

SPBID Annual Meeting
Monday, November 14, 2016, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Luxe Hotel
1020 S Figueroa 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 to provide feedback on these projects. Don't miss this once-a-year opportunity to meet your fellow South Park neighbors and engage in our work! RSVP guests will receive complimentary food and a beverage ticket. 

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

For more information and to RSVP, click here
Welcoming Our Newest Board Member newboardmember
New Board Member Approved At 10/19 Board Meeting

On October 19, the South Park Stakeholders Group Board of Directors approved a new member for the 2017 Board of Directors. 

We are pleased to welcome South Park Resident, Terry Rubinroit to our Board beginning next year.  Congratulations, Terry! 
To view the current Board, click here
MyFigueroa Project Groundbreaking myfiggroundbreaking     
Streetscape Improvements Impacting 11th and Figueroa Sts

Monday, October 24, marked the beginning of construction for the MyFig Project. MyFig will transform the Figueroa Corridor into a complete, multi- modal street that better serves the needs of pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders, and drivers alike.

A schedule of construction is available here

To learn more about this project and to sign up to receive updates, click here   
New Residental Building, Coming Soon wren     
An Inside Look at Wren

Wren, a seven-story luxury building with 362 for-lease residences, has debuted in Downtown Los Angeles. The stylish apartment building is bordered by Pico Blvd, Olive and Hill Streets in the heart of DTLA's growing South Park neighborhood. 

Wren's floorplans, building design and amenities are crafted to meld with the vibrant community, offering premiere access to the best of Downtown's culture, employment, restaurants, shopping, entertainment and transportation.

For more information, click here
Welcome Cleo at L.A. LIVE cleo 
New Mediterranean Restaurant Opens in South Park

South Park is excited to welcome Cleo at L.A. LIVE  to the neighborhood.   A n award-winning Mediterranean restaurant helmed by Chef Danny Elmaleh, Cleo evokes a contemporary mezze bar, offering its signature shared-plate, social dining experience in a nearly 8,000 square foot space. Drawn from a variety of influences, Cleo's cuisine showcases a modern twist on the ingredients and cultures of the Eastern and Southern Mediterranean. Unique to this location, breakfast and lunch will be available, along with exclusive new menu items.

For more information, click here.  
11/18 - 11/27: Los Angeles Auto Show 2016 laauto
The Future of Mobility Trade Show

Los Angeles Auto Show 2016
November 18 - 27, 2016 
Los Angeles Convention Center 
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
10/30: Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon Race
Rock 'n' Roll Los Angeles 

Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon Race 
Sunday, October 30, 2016, 6:45 AM 
Start line at South Figueroa North of 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!

Please be mindful of major street closures for Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon Race. To view street closures, click here

Runners Perk Program create simple offer or discount unique for runners

For assistance or questions about the Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon Race call (844) 411- 4674.
For more information and to register, click here
10/31: Halloween Festival for DTLA Kids halloweenfestiival 
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
11/19: HomeWalk 10 - Year Anniversary homewalk 
5k Family Run/Walk to End Homelessness in L.A County

HomeWalk 2016 10 - Year Anniversary 
Saturday, November 19, 2016, 8:45 AM run/walk starts 
Grand Park 
200 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90015 
Join thousands of Angelenos for HomeWalk's 10-year anniversary. HomeWalk is United Way of Greater Los Angeles annual 5K family run/walk to end homelessness in L.A. County

For more information and to register, click here
Parks Dedication & Fee Update Ordinance parkordinance
Approved Park Fees and Land Dedication Ordinance

The City Council adopted the Resolution amending the Public Recreation Plan of the Service Element of the General Plan and the Parks Dedication and Fee Update Ordinance on Sept 7th. The Ordinance was signed by the Mayor on Sept 13th and it will go into effect on January 11, 2017.  

For more information, click here
Recap: 10/25 Creating Engaging and Sustainable Alleys In An Urban Environmentgreenalley 

On October 25, SPBID Director of Real Estate and Planning Josh Kreger gave a presentation on South Park's green alley pilot project to the American Planning Association's California Conference attendees. 

The presentation focused on the work the BID has done collaborating with neighborhood developer Mack Urban, Council District 14 and City Departments to create a pedestrian friendly alley on the block bounded by 12th, Olive, Hill and Pico. 

Alley elements may include distinctive paving, climbing vines, market lighting and removable bollards. The presentation was followed by a panel discussion with input from attending city planners.

For more information, click here
Recap: 10/12 South Park II Committee MeetingSPII   
South Park Stakeholders South Park II BID convened to discuss the following agenda items: 

- LAPD on increased tagging in the district 

Updates on: 
- Clean and Safety progress reports
- Trash cans 

For more information click, here.  
Recap: 10/5 SOBO Committee Meetingsobo    

South Park Stakeholders Group Operations & Enhanced Beautification Committee convened to discuss the folowing agenda items: 

Project Updates: 
- Pico Station Improvements: 
- Krail design update 
- Naming update 

- Pico / Flower Mural update 
- Great Streets Grant Application for Hope St 
- Pico Olive Triangle Project 
- Green Alley update 

- Annual Meeting Structure    

For more information, click here
Recap: 10/19 Board of Directors Meetingbod    

South Park Board of Directors convened to discuss the following agenda items: 

- Secretary updates 
- Committee reports 
- Executive Director update
Presentation by:
- Hoxton Hotel: Elizabeth Peterson Group, Gary Benjamin

For more information, click here
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
Washing all 117 trashcans throughout the district for a total of 17,400 Sq. Ft of pressure washing.  

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:
Bowen House, a mother-daughter design collaboration, is located adjacent to LA Live, in the heart of vibrant Downtown Los Angeles. Bowen House is a place where old world European finds meet modern lines and custom hand-made furniture!  

For more information, click here
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 September:

Streets Maintained
Streets Maintained (linear ft)
Trash Disposed (bags)
Trash Disposed (pounds)
Bulky Items Disposed
Number of Requests/Jobs 268
Graffiti Removed (square ft)
Citizen Assists
Tree wells serviced 545
Pressure washing (square ft)
Alleys Maintained
Weed abatement (square ft)

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 September:
Merchant Contact
Resident Contact
Citizen Assist
Call For Service
Kiosk Assists 2
Guard Tour Check In

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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)
Trash Disposed (pounds)
Pan and Broom (block faces) 6,726
Weed Abatement (block faces)
Graffiti Removed
Graffiti Reported 331
Graffiti Special Projects
Hospitality - Directions Provided
Hospitality - Assistance Provided 2
Pressure Washing (block faces)
Pressure Washing (gallons of h2o)
Business/Merchant Contacts
Homelessness - Wake-Up Service
Calls for Assistance

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Upcoming Events
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:
  • DISI - Weds, Nov 9, @ 9:00 AM
  • SOBO - Weds, Dec 7, @ 9:30 AM  
  • SPII - Weds, Dec 14, @ 9:00 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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