Construction Forecast: January 14 – January 25, 2019

(Content from SFMTA). Crews work in the intersection of Pine Street and Van Ness Avenue as construction of the Van Ness Improvement Project continues. Construction Forecast: January 14 - January 25, 2019 The following Van Ness Improvement Project construction forecast is subject to change. For more project details, please visit SFMTA.com/VanNess. The night shift for construction is scheduled between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. During this time, neighbors

Come to the Tenant/Landlord Resource Forum!

The Lower Polk Community Benefit District and the Lower Polk Tenant Landlord Clinic are proud to announce the first LPTLC tenant/landlord Resource Forum on May 7th at 6:30pm! It will be held at 1167 Sutter Street. We will have a panel of speakers from each partner organization explaining their services.  Whether you are a tenant who needs to understand your rights as a renter, or a

2018-04-25T19:10:14+00:00April 18th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Events, News, Programs|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Graffiti Calls Down 36 Percent in Our District

We are happy to report that calls for graffiti abatement are down 36 percent in The Lower Polk Community Benefit District! We recently used a mapping/data-analysis program entitled "Carto" to crunch through San Francisco's "311 calls" for graffiti abatement. The (megabytes of) raw data is publicly accessible here: https://data.sfgov.org/City-Infrastructure/311-Cases/vw6y-z8j6/data. Our findings were interesting, and certainly prove that we are doing something right. While graffiti abatement calls

2018-12-31T10:27:36+00:00November 21st, 2017|Categories: Blog, News, Programs|Tags: , , , , |

Mirrored Mylar Forest-Field: Pedestrian Safety

  On September 15th, 2017 For Park(ing) day 2017, INTERSTICE Architects created an interactive Park(ing) Day installation on Polk Street at Hemlock Alley.  Visitors experienced the wind-activated Mirrored Mylar Forest-Field (see pics below) to explore questions of pedestrian safety and share their experiences of being a San Francisco pedestrian. Which spaces are prioritized for pedestrians?  Where is there room for improvement?   Recording individual experiences as

2017-09-27T19:55:34+00:00September 27th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Events, News, Programs, Projects|Tags: , , , , , , |

#SFfirstThursday Art Walk Mañana (8/3/2017)

For those of you who don't know, the #SFfirstThursday // Lower Polk Art Walk happens every first Thursday of the month (tomorrow) from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. It's sponsored by the Lower Polk Community Benefit District, and each gallery hosts a unique selection of art spanning multiple mediums and styles. For more information, please view our map, and feel free to contact us with any

2017-08-02T11:32:11+00:00August 2nd, 2017|Categories: Blog, Events, News, Programs|Tags: , , , , , |

Learn 2017-Style Entrepreneurship

Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center helps entrepreneurs transform their dreams into "Open for Business’ signs." With over 10,000 clients in 30 years, Renaissance is the Bay Area leader in small business training and services. Even better, the main "RenCenter" office is located right here in San Francisco at 275 5th Street. If you have ever wanted to start a business, or take your business to the next level,

2018-12-31T11:09:59+00:00June 28th, 2017|Categories: Events, Programs|Tags: , , , , |

Take A Bite Out of Crime

If you are like many of us, you have seen those television crime dramas (or nightly news reports, for that matter) where the police use video surveillance to catch a "perp." For example, surveillance video from a gas station might show a "hit and run" across the street, thus allowing the police to track down the driver. Help SFPD Take a Bite Out of Crime. You may

2017-06-09T10:15:39+00:00June 9th, 2017|Categories: Blog, News, Programs|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

57% Of Our Budget Goes Towards Cleaning, Safety & Maintenance

A CBD is a special assessment district that provides for the levy and collection of assessments on properties within a geographically defined area. Assessment revenue collected from the benefitting properties pays the costs associated with the improvements, services, and activities provided to the CBD area. CBDs serve as highly successful funding mechanisms for district improvements, services, and activities. Some notable CBDs/BIDs include: the Greater Union

2017-05-24T13:34:20+00:00May 18th, 2017|Categories: News, Programs|Tags: , , , , |

How The Lower Polk CBD Tackles Homelessness With Compassion

"There are 14 community benefit districts (CBDs) in San Francisco, which bring together neighbors, merchants, and local government entities to help improve the quality of life in a given neighborhood, including safety, cleanliness of the streets and overall livability. "But one neighborhood organization, the Lower Polk CBD, has been working tirelessly over the last few months to tackle quality-of-life issues for some of its most

2018-12-31T11:33:08+00:00June 29th, 2016|Categories: News, Programs|Tags: , , , , , |