April: Updates from the BID
We are excited to introduce our new monthly newsletter, Updates from the BID. This newsletter will briefly recap our staff's efforts during the previous month, informing you about our ongoing initiatives and progress toward enhancing our neighborhood.
DTLA 2040 is expected to go before the LA City Council’s Planning Land Use and Management Committee (PLUM) in April, and City Council must approve DTLA 2040 by May 12th. These meetings will be in person, with the opportunity to provide comments in the council chamber or via Zoom.
BID Staff have continued efforts to get the best outcome possible for the Fashion District community by meeting with staff from various council offices and community organizations on the issue. An official letter on behalf of the district has been posted to the council file. We encourage stakeholders to make their voices heard by submitting a comment letter calling for a more inclusive, flexible, and prosperous neighborhood. Please visit https://fashiondistrict.org/dtla2040 to learn more about the Fashion District’s position on the plan’s strengths and opportunities for improvement. You can also sign-up to provide public comment on the issue. The Fashion District BID will organize a shuttle from the district to City Hall, so book your seat now.
Operations & Public Space
A clean and safe neighborhood continues to be our top priority! In March, the Operations team completed the following:
- Hosted Coffee with the BID at the Starbucks location on 9th & Santee
- Upgraded their Dispatch Center, which included some technological advances that have allowed the operation to be more streamlined with respect to service request
- Installed new pet waste systems on Los Angeles Street, promoting a cleaner and more sanitary environment
- Another transformation of the 9th/Main median for the Spring season in collaboration with artist ScMero
- A collaboration with LASAN by pressure washing major clean-up areas after LASAN completed their work
Marketing & Events
Aside from our year-round marketing and communications activities, additional projects that were completed in March include:
- Updated Business Resource Hub, an online portal for businesses to learn about BID efforts, update/add their business listing, browse available resources, and find upcoming meeting information
- Launch of a Development Map and Leasing Opportunities page on fashiondistrict.org
- An economic development presentation and tour with delegates of the Italian Trade Agency (ITA), showcasing the district's potential for international investment and trade
- Launch of the Fashion District Lover's Pass -- a curated digital pass encouraging visitors to explore the neighborhood and its unique offerings
- A community initiative for International Women's Day, where we invited members of the community to share words of affirmation and highlighted the hard-working women who own businesses in the neighborhood