New Executive Director
The Green Benefit District welcomes its first Executive Director, Julie Christensen. Julie brings experience spearheading important civic projects like the North Beach Library, Joe DiMaggio Playground, Coit Tower and Helen Wills Park. She has led advocacy for the extension of the Central Subway and numerous pedestrian safety efforts. Julie hit the ground running in June, meeting with City staff, local residents, business leaders and project developers to maximize opportunities for Dogpatch and northwest Potrero Hill.
Upgrades at Esprit Park
This spring the GBD funded improvements to a number of area parks including major pathway repairs at Esprit Park. Esprit’s west pathway was compacted, poorly defined and prone to flooding from irrigation and rain. With help and oversight from the Recreation and Parks Department, the path was regraded and resurfaced and bordered with a rain garden water collection basin. Let us know what you think..
Important Community Meetings
The Eastern neighborhoods are changing rapidly. Residents and businesses have the opportunity to weigh in on plans and issues at a couple of upcoming meetings.The Planning Department is doing an overview study of open space and public realm and street planning needs in Dogpatch. The first community meeting focused on parks. The second willlook at streets, including parking and pedestrian safety.
MEETING: Central Waterfront/Dogpatch Public Realm Plan Community Meeting
DATE/TIME: Wednesday, 7/27 6-8:30pm
LOCATION: Harmonic Brewing at 1050 26th Street
The Dogpatch Consortium brings together residents, property owners, business owners, and developers to address important district issues. Come to hear what’s happening and how you can help the Consortium advocate for neighborhood improvements.
MEETING: Dogpatch Consortium
DATE/ TIME: Wednesday August 3, 2016 6:30-8pm
LOCATION: 654 Minnesota - Tivoli Room 3rd Floor
Cleaner Sidewalks and Better Parks
The GBD has contracted with two District 10 businesses, Aim to Please and Frank & Grossman, to provide sidewalk and general cleaning and park and greenspace maintenance throughout the district. Our contractors will augment City efforts to pick up trash, report dumping, eradicate graffiti, and prune, water and fill in plantings. Say hello to the folks in yellow vests with the green GBD leaf. Give us your input and ideas. Enter your comments or suggestions.
Regards from your 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