Dogpatch & Northwest Potrero Hill Green Benefit District
Newsblast October 2016
Repairs and planting at Minnesota Grove
Dogpatch residents have created wonderful open spaces out of almost nothing. Minnesota Grove (Minnesota at 24th) is shaded by mature trees and is full of bird and butterfly habitat – and it sits at the heart of the new Minnesota Street Arts District. The Green Benefit District repaired the Grove’s damaged north retaining wall and reinstalled irrigation lines. Neighbors pitched in to replant just in time for our first autumn sprinkles. Check out the north side of Minnesota Grove as it comes back to life.
Gateway Loop wins Funding
Opportunities to add public green space in our neighborhoods are few. Neighborhood volunteers have been working to convert a trash-collecting trouble spot - the freeway right-of-way around HWY 101 at 17th Street - to a green and usable public space. The Eastern Neighborhoods Citizens Advisory Committee has thrown its support behind the project by awarding $1.75 million towards its construction. Loop Volunteers have already raised over $300,000. The EN CAC award leaves them just $750,000 short of their fundraising goals. Project details at PotreroGatewayPark.org.
New Pennsylvania Street Sidewalk Garden
The Home Owners Association at Pennsylvania and 22nd Street, with the help of Friends of the Urban Forest and the Green Benefit District, have transformed their corner into a lovely urban oasis, another step towards making our neighborhood more walkable, comfortable and friendly.
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GBD is keeping Busy
The Green Benefit District has installed dog waste bag stations at test location around the district. More to come!
The Northwest Potrero Benches Garden got help preparing for new Caltrans fences.
Our hard-working helpers from Frank & Grossman Landscaping and Aim to Please Janitorial are out in the neighborhood weekly. Both are District 10 businesses. Let us know how we can help keep Dogpatch and Potrero cleaner and greener.
Regards from your Executive Director, Julie Christensen and The GBD Board of Directors: Jean Bogiages, Robert Broucaret, Janet Carpinelli, Michele Davis, Susan Eslick, Jesse Herzog, Lisa Jacobs, Adam Mendelson, James Naylor, Phillip Pierce, Kat Sawyer, Alison Sullivan, and Michael Yarne