- Manager’s Messages
Sounds of South Park – Every Fridays
South Park BID is continuing to host outdoor performances at South Park Commons on Fridays between 6PM to 8PM. Please visit southpark.la/music to see upcoming performance information or to sign up to perform!
Protective Fence to be Installed as a Precautionary Measure on Tuesday 4/20
On Monday jury deliberations are set to begin on the Derek Chauvin trial. As a pre-emptive measure in the event there is any civil unrest as a result of the outcome of the trial, we will be installing 8ft chain link fencing around the perimeter of the building. The fence will be set back a few feet from the face of the building and it’s constructed to allow entry to businesses while in place.
Proposed Hotel Project – DLANC Voting Results
The voting results of the Board meeting held on April 13th were five in favor, three abstentions and seven against providing a letter of support to the City for the proposed hotel. Thank you to everyone that participated!
Emergency Procedures Training – Reminder
This semi-annual training will be conducted on April 22nd at 7:00 PM on the 4th floor terrace, weather permitting. If you’ve never attended a training session, or simply need a refresher course, please make the time to attend this important training. Also, please review the attachment for important emergency procedure information.
EV Charging installation Update
Next week, the electricians will be installing conduit on the Basement level, 2nd and 3rd floors.
Drilling and the use of roto hammers will begin after 9am and end each day at 4pm. Please use extreme caution while in the vicinity of the electricians and/or laborers.
Mask Wearing in the Common Areas – Reminder
It is important that every resident and guest of LUMA wear a proper face covering and adhere to social distancing rules when in the common areas, including the gym, hallways, and elevators in the building. Please help to protect everyone’s health and safety by following these rules.If you choose not to wear a proper face covering, please do not access the common areas or elevators. Non-compliance may result in a hearing, fines, or other disciplinary action within the confines of the governing documents. So be a good neighbor and please wear a mask! If you see someone in the common area not wearing a mask, please report it to staff.
Thank you and have a great weekend!
Emergency Procedures Training
This semi-annual training will be conducted on April 22nd at 7:00 PM on the 4th floor terrace, weather permitting. If you’ve never attended a training, or simply need a refresher course, please make the time to attend this important training.
Hotel Project – DLANC Meeting on April 13th at 6:30 PM (virtual)
Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council (DLANC) will be conducting a Board meeting where the proposed hotel project will be discussed. At a previous meeting, the DLANC Planning and Land Use committee voted in favor of the hotel project and they plan on making a recommendation to the DLANC Board to do the same at this meeting. Please see the attached document for talking points. The boards of all three communities are strongly opposed to this project and recommends everyone attend this meeting to speak out against it.
DLANC Board Meeting – April 13th,
at 6:30pm – Zoom at
then enter MEETING ID: 975 1098 2909 and then press # to join the meeting.
Go to DLANC.COM for more information.
Your neighborhood brewery is now open! Located at 1203 S. Olive St., near 12th St., please visit the website at hidefbrewing.com or Instagram: @hidefbrewingdtla
Recently, Management received revised orders from the Los Angeles County Department of Health regarding occupancy levels for indoor gyms. We have been monitoring the usage of the fitness center and now believe it is possible to increase the number of sessions a resident is able to schedule from three to four. Management will continue to monitor fitness center usage and make adjustments to ensure this amenity is reasonably available for all residents to use. We appreciate your cooperation during this transitional time.
EV Charging Update
Work will be taking place on the basement level, 1st floor and 2nd floor of the garage. Drilling and the use of roto hammers will be heard throughout the day between the hours of 9am-4pm on those floors. Please use extreme caution while in the vicinity of the electricians and/or laborers.
Mask Wearing Reminder
It is important that every resident and guest of LUMA wear a proper face covering and adhere to social distancing rules when in the common areas, hallways, and elevators in the building. Please help to protect everyone’s health and safety by following these rules.If you choose not to wear a proper face covering, please do not access the common areas or elevators. Non-compliance may result in a hearing, fines, or other disciplinary action within the confines of the governing documents. So be a good neighbor and please wear a mask! If you see someone in the common area not wearing a mask, please report it to staff.
Thank you and have a great weekend!
|Dear Residents, |
By now you should be aware that a developer has proposed constructing a 144 room hotel on the small dirt parcel immediately south of LUMA on Hope St. This proposed hotel will rise 175’ and will block views, light and air circulation for all of our south-facing units and for our neighbors at Elleven and Evo as well, and will contribute to congestion and safety issues in our shared alleys.
Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council (DLANC) will be conducting a Board meeting where the proposed hotel project will be discussed. At a previous meeting, the DLANC Planning and Land Use committee voted in favor of the hotel project and they plan on making a recommendation to the DLANC Board to do the same at this meeting.
The Boards of the adjacent homeowner’s associations are already engaged to oppose this project. We believe the best path to a good outcome at this and all subsequent public meetings will be to demonstrate the commitment of our owners and residents to oppose this project.
A few of the main talking points:
1. Too Large – The size of the proposed hotel is too big for the lot size and it doesn’t fit with the Code or Design Guide of the neighborhood.
2. Front ‘Drop Off’ area not adequate – There is only 50’ of frontage and room enough for only two cars at a time. If what the developer says is true and most guests will not have vehicles and there is no food service on location, this space will quickly become filled and spill over into Evo’s drive way.
3. No Benefits – The project offers no benefits to the community. There is no restaurant for residents to visit and no retail that would be of interest.
4. Minimum Service Hotel – with only 2-3 employee’s staffing the hotel, it’s not enough to control the activity of the guests.
5. Alley Congestion – It will take 5 minutes minimum to call the unmanned automated garage parking system and additional time to load/unload vehicles and people creating a long queue in the public alley thus obstructing current services provided to the residents of the existing buildings including parking, furniture moving, large package delivery, trash removal, entrance and exit to the parking garages, pedestrian pathways to walk dogs, etc.
6. Blockage of Air flow and Light – The massive block design wall rising 172’ will block the light and air of the residents living on the south side of Luma, and the pool etc. of all 3 buildings.
7. Noise – Automated car park, traffic, gatherings on the roof top amenities, building equipment, etc.
We encourage everyone to attend this meeting to express your concerns!
If you have a chance please read the latest article in the Neighborhood Committee newsletter regarding the project: https://issuu.com/johnnilsson9/docs/sp_newsletter_april_2021_?fr=sMTQzOTI3NzE0ODY DLANC Board Meeting – April 13th, at 6:30pm – Zoom information will be provided at a later date.
The 11th Street Entrance gate will be closed for completion of repairs tomorrow starting at 9:00AM. The repair is the result of accidental damage that occured last month. The repair will take between two to four hours. Please use the 12th street (alley) gate to enter the building during this time period. The 11th street EXIT GATE will remain operational. Once service is restored, we will send an additional notice.
On Tuesday April, 6, 2021 at 9:00am there will be a complete water shut down of the building for approximately 6-8 hours. There will be no hot or cold water available. This shut down is required so critical operational water control valves can be replaced.
During this shut down please do not attempt to use the water in your unit. This includes the laundry, dishwasher, kitchen faucet, refrigerator ice maker / water, bathroom faucets, showers, bathtubs and toilets. Using your water will introduce air into the water supply lines causing balancing problems in the entire water supply system once the water is restored and could take several days for the system to balance. Once the water has been restored there will be some air in the pipes and when opening the water in your units you may get a mixture of air and water spraying out of your fixtures, this is normal. Please open your fixtures slowly and let the air bleed out. You may experience small air bubbles in your water that will appear to make the water look milky. These bubbles will quickly disappear from whatever container, pan or glass you fill with water and eventually will be removed from the system with normal usage. This maintenance will have no negative impact to your plumbing fixtures.
There will be a follow up email once the water has been restored. It will take time for the hot water to return to normal temperatures.
The building engineer will be onsite until temperatures have returned to normal.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we continue to improve our community.