Dogpatch & Northwest Potrero Hill Green Benefit District
Newsblast November 2016
Over 100 Warriors fans and PG&E employees, GBD Board members, and Dogpatch and Potrero Hill neighbors participated in a Warriors-sponsored Neighborhood Revitalization Day organized in cooperation with the Green Benefit District. Volunteers helped to transform a long stretch of Pennsylvania Avenue from a neglected, weedy, trash- and debris-filled wasteland into a safe and attractive landscaped walking path. Our friends at Catmex Maintenance did a terrific job of preparing the site for the workday and getting the new path in. Neighbors donated succulents. The volunteers came through, doing an amazing amount of work in just one day. Even Warrior David West came out to wield a shovel.
Progress Park Dog Run
The GBD/Warriors/PG&E work day also included upgrades to the Progress Park dog run. Volunteers replaced all the bark chips in the run, filled and planted a new perimeter planter, and filled in the wood iris planted along the sidewalk border. Plants along the fence line that are not healthy for dogs were cut back. Catmex is adding irrigation for the plants and improving the dog drinking station. With more and more dogs in the City, every off-leash space is a precious resource. All of Progress Park is a treasure. We are grateful to the park stewards who created Progress. The GBD is proud to include it among our maintained parks.
Public Works Salutes the GBD
The GBD was delighted to get a shout out in this month’s Public Works newsletter. (See page 46.) While there are many benefit districts around San Francisco - Union Square, Fisherman’s Wharf, the Castro, Yerba Buena, Rincon Hill, the Civic Center and more - the Dogpatch and NW Potrero Hill Green Benefit District is the first – and, so far, the only - benefit district formed to create, expand and maintain parks, street greening and public realm improvements. Our GBD is overseen by Public Works and we are grateful for their guidance and support.
Reports and presentations of note include:
PUC’s presentation on water reclamation opportunities in the Dogpatch and Northwest Potrero District.
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