The 2018 Tender Bender Was Awesome!

If you missed the 2018 Tender Bender on 8/23 >> you missed a good time! Sponsored by the folks at the Tenderloin Center City Design District, the 3rd annual Tender Bender BLOCK PARTY was open to all. Guests enjoyed bites and libations by The Saratoga, Jane, and Meraki Market, and entertainment from a live brass band, and the friendly company of the diverse builders, architects,

Join The Tender Bender Block Party On 8/23/18!

Please support young people experiencing homelessness, and have FUN by joining the Tender Bender Block Party! DATE: Thu, August 23, 2018 TIME: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT LOCATION: Corner of Cedar St. and Larkin St. Sponsored by the folks at the Tenderloin Center City Design District, the 3rd annual Tender Bender BLOCK PARTY is open to all. Enjoy bites and libations by The Saratoga, Jane,

2018-12-27T14:52:57+00:00August 17th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Events, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

La Voz Latina – July 2017

Our friends at La Voz Latina just released their July 2017 newsletter. Here are some excerpts: Summer Break Waves at Sgt. McCauley Park "On June 28 we celebrated summer vacation at Sgt. Macaulay Park with the company of our favorite clown and the San Francisco Trust for Public Land. While SF Trust for Public Land displayed the final plan for the new Macaulay Park, kids

2018-12-31T10:48:13+00:00July 18th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Events, News|Tags: , , , , , , |

What Are CBDs?

"Community Benefit Districts (CBDs) strive to improve the overall quality of life in targeted commercial districts and mixed-use neighborhoods through a partnership between the City and local communities. In California, CBDs are also known as Business Improvement Districts. Once an area has voted to establish a CBD, local property owners are levied a special assessment to fund improvements to their neighborhood. The funds are administered by

Polk Street: A Little Background

"Polk Street is a street in San Francisco, California, that travels northward from Market Street to Beach Street and is one of the main thoroughfares of the Polk Gulch neighborhood traversing through the Tenderloin, Nob Hill, and Russian Hill neighborhoods. The street takes its name from former U.S. President James K. Polk. "The street also has bike lanes, which were approved in 2002. San Francisco

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: , , , , |

Tenderloin, Lower Polk Art Walks Join Forces For Biggest Event Yet

"Starting tonight, the Tenderloin/Lower Polk's monthly Art Walk is getting a revamp, with an expanded community and new participants. More than 35 art galleries, businesses, bars and restaurants are jumping on board for the neighborhood art walk. "Led by the team behind gallery/print shop Fleet Wood and designer Nico of Studio Nico, the revamp is an effort to connect the two neighborhoods, bringing more foot traffic to participating

2018-12-31T11:35:52+00:00April 6th, 2017|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , , , , |

Mobile Restrooms Offer Solution for Lower Polk’s Homeless Community

"Two portable bathrooms stand surrounded by flower pots and a white picket fence in one of the dirty and run-down alleys in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood. A large van decorated with LED lights is parked nearby, stocked with clothes, home-cooked food and hot coffee. "This is the mobile City Resource Relief Center. Seven days a week it moves through the side streets in the Lower

2017-05-18T10:59:38+00:00December 9th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |