A Great Win for Redding Elementary School

We are proud to have helped raise over $20,000 for our own Redding Elementary School! Those of you who follow our social media know that Redding was facing a severe funding cut and needed to raise over $15,000 to keep its literacy specialist. Since Redding is located on the upper edge of the Tenderloin, its students are generally on the lower end of the socioeconomic

2018-12-31T10:24:02-07:00January 17th, 2018|Categories: Blog, News, Projects|Tags: , , , , , |

New Hemlock Alley Mural (TL;DR It’s Awesome!)

"Lower Polk has a new mural on Hemlock Alley well worth the visit. Six local artists adhering to the theme, “San Francisco – Its History and Its Diversity,” created a 140 foot mural, helping to transform Hemlock Alley from a back street to a vibrant, enlivened place that pays tribute to the culture of the city. "Lower Polk Neighbors, in collaboration with the Lower Polk

2018-12-31T10:36:26-07:00October 7th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Events, News, Projects|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

2017-09-27T19:55:34-07:00September 27th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Events, News, Programs, Projects|Tags: , , , , , , |

Austin Alley Updates

Austin, as it currently appears. Photo: Courtesy of Carrie Sisto/HOODLINE. The city is accepting public comment on plans to improve Austin Alley as part of the Polk Streetscape project. The plans were presented by the San Francisco Department of Public Works to a meeting of the Lower Polk Neighbors on August 9th. “The concept presented at the meeting is pretty close to the final

2017-08-19T15:56:35-07:00August 19th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Events, News, Projects|Tags: , , , |