SPBID Newsletter

Posted By on February 28, 2017

New businesses, events, and updates from DTLA’s SPBID.

Volume 44 – February 2017 SubscribeBID Highlights

2/23: Board of Directors Meeting


Board of Directors meetings are open to the public. RSVP today! Agenda includes Pico Station grade separation and BID Renewal.

2/28: Green Carpet Feat. PRANK


Check out our behind the scenes look at PRANK, and then RSVP for an evening of curated beverages, new menu items, and a special musical guest.

SPBID’s Interim Executive Director Ellen Riotto is speaking alongside City, development, and transit leaders. Join industry leaders for a conversation about the exciting changes coming to South Park.

Use discount code 20YMB6VCIN for 20% off tickets.

3/13: Neighborhood Watch Meeting

Join the SPBID and LAPD for the first neighborhood watch meeting of 2017. Learn safety tips, mingle with neighbors, and hear from LAPD and BID officers. Refreshments provided.

Reminder: Pico Station Construction 


Pico Station improvements are scheduled to start on March 13th. Installation of the new fence, k-rail covering, pedestrian lights, and drought tolerant landscaping will take approximately 8 weeks. Contact josh@southpark.la with any questions. Upcoming South Park Board & Committee Meetings Board of Directors 

Thursday, February 23, 8:30 AM – RSVP

The SPBID Board of Directors manages the South Park Business Improvement District.

District Identity & Marketing Committee 

Wednesday, March 8, 9:00 AM – RSVP

Provides guidance to the full Board of Directors on the strategic communications and marketing efforts.

All are welcome to attend SPBID meetings, which take place at our office.  Agendas are available online. South Park Spotlights


Mikkeller DTLA opened last week! The Copenhagen-based beer bar features more than 50 taps from around the world, craft cocktails, and food.

New Business: Kaffebaren

In addition to the beer bar, Mikkeller DTLA opened a daytime cafe, Kaffebaren. The menu includes Demitasse coffee and espresso, pastries, a rotating beer list, and salads and paninis. In the News

Why South Park in DTLA is Hot



South Park has been jumping in recent years with Staples Center, L.A. Live and the proposed expansion of the Los Angeles Convention Center. With new projects in the works, the momentum is expected to continue into the near future for South Park.

Endorsement: Measure S isn’t a solution to L.A.’s housing woes, it’s a childish middle finger to City Hall. Vote no

Los Angeles Times


The most important decision Los Angeles voters will make on March 7 is whether to support or oppose Measure S, a slow-growth, anti-development ballot measure cloaked in the language of government reform.

Metro Might Explore a Blue Line Express and Other Ways to Speed up Service


Metro’s Board of Directors may soon consider a host of possible improvements that could speed up service along the delay-prone Blue Line, including an express train between Downtown LA and Long Beach. More News The people and projects of South Park are making headlines. Check out these links, or visit our In the News section for more.

Work Getting Underway for 28-Story Tower in South Park urbanize.LA

Renderings Revealed for Freeway-Adjacent DTLA Tower urbanize.LA
Talking With Outgoing Convention Center Boss Bud Ovrom LA Downtown News Upcoming Events

3/25: Heart of the City 5K Run/Walk

Nearly 3,000 runners, walkers, and dogs will fill the streets of DTLA to support California Hospital Medical Center. The 5k will conclude with a free post-race festival at the hospital. Register for the annual race today!

2/26: Clippers Event Suite Night

Watch the LA Clippers take on the Charlotte Hornets, while supporting the Young Storytellers Foundation. Tickets include food, beer and wine, suite seating, and a silent auction.

3/14-3/16: West Coast Urban District Forum


SPBID’s Josh Kreger will be moderating a panel on regional transportation at the California Downtown Association’s 2017 West Coast Urban District Forum. Program includes panels, tours, and networking.


More Events There’s always something happening in South Park. Check out these events, or visit our calendar for more.

3/8-3/11: All Star Chef Classic

3/28, 4/2, 4/4: Absinthe Neighborhood Nights

4/3: WELCOME! A Fundraising Concert Benefitting the ACLU

3/3: Metro Charter School: Community members invited to support kindergarten class WREN Here LA Two signature buildings, one uncommon community.
Now leasing in South Park.WREN invites access to art, culture, entertainment, and community – and grants permission to retreat to a world that feels like your own home. 

For more information, click  here. Here Design Studio is an interdisciplinary design practice that improves the public realm.


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.

For more information, click here.


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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. January’s project was to detail all alleys. We picked up multiple Christmas trees, removed weeds and bulky items, and detailed walls.


Have an idea for a special project? Let us know!


Clean Team Updates


December 2016 January
Streets Maintained 4,154 3,627
Streets Maintained (linear ft) 2,065,096 1,759,684
Trash Disposed (bags) 398 312
Trash Disposed (pounds) 31,810 37,458
Bulky Items Disposed 61 62
Number of Requests/Jobs 323 352
Grafitti Removed (square ft) 6,657 4,567
Citizen Assists 471 432
Tree Wells Serviced 1,077 996
Pressure Washing (square ft) 0 2,000
Alleys Maintained (510) 527 465
Weed Abatement (square ft) 488 564


Safety Team Updates


December 2016 January
Observations 1,185 1,243
Merchant Contact 157 193
Resident Contact 0 10
Citizen Assist 15 37
Call for Service 42 72
Kiosk Assists 0 0
Guard Tour Check in 10,299 10,466
Benches/Sidewalks cleared 108 94


SPII Updates


December 2016 January
Trash Disposed (bags) 540 590
Trash Disposed (pounds) 13,500 14,750
Pan and Broom (block faces) 530 768
Weed Abatement 23 10
Graffiti Removed 84 124
Graffiti Reported 70 80
Graffiti Special Projects 0 0
Hospitality – Directions Provided 1 3
Hospitality – Assistance Provided 0 0
Pressure Washing (block faces) 1 0
Pressure Washing (gallons of h2o) 50 0
Business/Merchant Contacts 53 49
Homelessness – Wake-Up Service 40 7
Calls for Assistance 5 0


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

1100 S Flower St #3400  |  Los Angeles, CA 90015




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