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: , , , , , , |

Polk Streetscape Project Updates

Courtesy of SF Public Works. As you may know, SF Public Works is working on a major upgrade to the entire Lower Polk Corridor. More information is located here: http://www.sfpublicworks.org/project/polk-streetscape-project. In addition, SFPW also has a free email newsletter that you can subscribe to. It contains regular updates about the Polk Streetscape Project. To sign up, just click here and type in your name

2017-06-26T13:58:48-07:00June 26th, 2017|Categories: News, Projects|Tags: , , , , , , , |

We Got Canned!

"Trash-canned," that is. One of the things that community benefit districts do is advocate for the little things that most people take for granted. For example, up until a few days ago there was only one public trash can on Polk Street between Bush and Geary. One trash can for three city blocks is simply not enough. Or at least we didn't think so. Therefore

2018-12-31T11:30:19-07:00June 5th, 2017|Categories: News, Projects|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |