An update on Civic Center Health and Cleanliness Pilot Program from the City Administrator:
In San Francisco, checking out a book from the Main Library, attending a Symphony concert or going to City Hall for a marriage license can mean confronting some of the most egregious examples of the city's drug and homelessness problems. For years, Civic Center has been a grim showcase for the city's worsening heroin and...
With up to 9,000 units of housing expected to be built within the boundaries of San Francisco’s burgeoning Hub District, which is off-centered around the intersection of Market Street and South Van Ness Avenue, the plan to guide the development of the neighborhood’s “Public Realm” (i.e., all the space between the buildings and towers) has been drafted.
The Draft Public Realm Plan sets forth the vision for how the neighborhood’s streets, alleys and open spaces could be designed, with specific recommendations for which streets, alleys and open spaces should be redesigned and a host of design strategies and examples.
See SF Planning's draft plan here: default.sfplanning.org/plans-a...
Join us for a brief history of Civic Center with local expert Jim Haas. A panel discussion will follow led by Project for Public Spaces’ Senior Vice President Ethan Kent and featuring Mary McCue of MJM Management and Tyrone Mullins of Green Streets. This dialogue will showcase best practices for improving and managing public spaces by examining case studies from around the country. Examples from Detroit, New York, Seattle, and Los Angeles as well as San Francisco will be presented in order to discuss topics including best practices for activation, stewardship, and stakeholder engagement in public spaces that serve many different populations.
Join us for a brief history of Civic Center with local expert Jim Haas, and a panel discussion about its future.
Sadly -- 3 years later -- we're not seeing much of a change in the neighborhood. Yes, the 6th St substation is open (limited hours) but I don't see the officers engaged in the community nor are changes happening.
I've worked here for 8+ years; on Mission at 6th.
I am thrilled that there are more Police Foot Patrols in the area, but I hope and pray that the 3 year lease on the 6th Street Police Substation will be renewed for another 6 years. I have found that unsavory type of men do not bother me, when I am walking down 6th( between Mission Street and Market Street), whenever there is a heavy police presence on the street. However, the moment there are no officers visible on the street, I tend to be aggressively panhandles, mocked, and otherwise intimidated and harassed. The lesson here, is, more middle-class type of folks need to somehow be lured to do business in this decrepit area, or the law-abiding citizens who live there will always be at the mercy, of young toughs, potential muggers, and other criminally-minded individuals. It is a terrible way to have to live in constant fear outside of your own building, just because one happens to be poor--and it is doubly hard to bear in an affluent City like San Francisco, where so many other people live in safe, secure luxury apartments.
I got to briefly meet three of the officers assigned to beat patrol on 6th Street so there is definitely an effort underway by SFPD. Has anyone met or seen any of them?
They seemed like super friendly guys and were even giving suggestions for improvements on the street design at last night's community meeting.
Hoping that you can join us this evening for the next community planning meeting on the Sixth Street Improvement Project. The long term goal of the project is to make Sixth Street a safer corridor for pedestrians, including our tenants, seniors and youth going to and from school and other programming. During this year’s budget process, we were able to get a small amount of funding to do a pilot project to test some ideas and put some near-term solutions in place.
At tonight’s meeting, we’ll be brainstorming some ideas for how to implement the pilot for two months in September and October.
The meeting is at 6:00PM at Gene Friend Rec Center, on Sixth Street @ Folsom Street.
I don't quite understand how violent attacks continue to happen on Market Street (the city's most prominent and grandest street). I saw two people being attacked the other night at this same intersection (as what happened below) near the BART station. If not actual police officers, why not more prominent community ambassadors to watch over the neighborhood?
A man was found critically injured after an apparent attack near Market and Mason streets in San Francisco on Tuesday evening. The 49-year-old victim was found half-conscious in the street and possibly having a seizure about 7:30 p.m., police said.
Good news - the SFPD just opened a new substation on 6th street -
"One of the biggest missing pieces to improving the chronically blighted strip of Mid-Market will finally move into place next week. Starting Thursday, the long-promised police substation on Sixth Street opens. With it will come an increase in beat patrol officers who will use the substation as a staging area to restore a physical presence on the street."
With it will come an increase in beat patrol officers who will use the substation as a staging area to restore a physical presence on the street. While we'd all love to buy into the narrative that tech businesses will transform Mid-Market into a lovely urban boulevard, it won't be that simple. There's an established criminal element - from...