Our Small Business Roadmap is Gaining Momentum

We recently released a Small Business Roadmap that includes 5 recommendations for how we believe North Beach can be a community where small businesses not only survive but thrive. We came to these recommendations based on a year of research and conversations.

Now, we're excited to share that two tremendous neighborhood associations have signed on in support of our recommendations.

Lower Polk Neighbors

Russian Hill Neighbors

Their support indicates that our recommendations not only would be valuable to North Beach but to multiple commercial corridors in the Northeast corner of our city that are going through similar challenges and transitions.

We thank each of them for their support and look forward to continuing to work together on this important topic.

"Lower Polk Neighbors supports North Beach Neighbors 5 recommendations for addressing small business health. Much like our neighbors over the hill in North Beach, the Polk Street corridor suffers from too many retail vacancies due to a variety of factors. While we are working hard to improve the public realm through strategic partnerships, we would love to see the bureaucratic burden on small business eased to make it easier for more interim and creative uses of ground floor retail spaces"

-Adam Mayer | Lower Polk Neighbors

"Russian Hill Neighbors is pleased to join North Beach Neighbors in promoting the recommendations in the road map as well as working with NBN to develop additional data, analysis, strategies and recommendations to support thriving small businesses in our neighborhoods."

-Carol Ann Rogers | President, Russian Hill Neighbors

The Farmers Market is Back!

Wow! What a way to kick off our season. Thank you to everyone who came out on Saturday for our first North Beach Farmers Market of 2019. We started by thanking the amazing team of farmers, organizers, sponsors, and partners who made the market possible. We were then honored to have Mayor London Breed 倫敦.布里德 say a few words and help us cut the ribbon.

We loved welcoming you all back to the market, introducing you to a few new farmstands, and getting ready for a great season full of fresh produce and community events. We’ll be here every Saturday, from 9am-1pm, through November. See you again on Saturday morning!

Calling for Change at a Prominent Intersection

Our neighborhood's most prominent intersection is one which causes confusion and dangerous road conditions for pedestrians, cyclists, and car traffic alike.

We have the chance to reimagine the massive intersection of Columbus, Green, and Stockton. We can add beauty and safety without much disruption or cost.

Today, we're sharing a letter asking for action and solutions on an intersection that has been ignored for far too long.

Read the full letter > http://northbeachneighbors.org/columbus-intersection

Celebrating 300 Members

THANK YOU to our members, both newcomers, and long-time supporters. 

We just reached 300 dues-paying members. This is a significant milestone and speaks to the amazing community you're helping us build to shape a stronger neighborhood.

Your dues mean more events, a better North Beach Farmers Market, and cleaner streets through sponsored ash cans and trash cans. 

We're so happy to be here with you.

MembershipDanny Sauter
An Update On A Proposed Navigation Center

Two weeks ago, we sent a letter to the city and elected officials asking for answers on the proposed Navigation Center at Bay & Kearny.

Now, after conversations with the Supervisor's Office and the Department of Homelessness & Supportive Housing, we have an important set of updates to share...

*The proposed site at Bay & Kearny is no longer being pursued. The site was deemed as too small, with space for just 50 beds. This would have meant costs of $150/bed per night, 3x the cost of a traditional and shelter and 50% higher than other Navigation Centers.

*For a site in District 3, the ideal site would have 20,000 sq. feet and be available for 4+ years.

*Along the Embarcadero, South of Market, there are plans for a 200-bed SAFE center. This may be able to accommodate some of the homeless population from our neighborhood.

North Beach Neighbors is committed to continuing to connecting the city to our neighborhood to work together for solutions to homelessness. With firm answers now on the Navigation Center, we will look forward to more viable solutions.

Welcoming 5 Big Belly Trash Cans to North Beach

Bigbelly Trash Cans are now installed in North Beach!

Why are we so excited?
💪 Can hold 8x as much trash as a regular can
💵 Less pickups = significant $$$ fuel and supplies savings 
☎️ Real-time service notifications 
🔒 Locks prevent break-ins

We're all looking forward to learning about how these units perform in our neighborhood and growing any and all efforts to make our streets and sidewalks clean.

This is a program we have advocated and engaged on for 4+years. We're proud to work with so many great stakeholders to make this possible. Thank you to the following for their leadership:

North Beach Citizens
San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD)
London Breed 倫敦.布里德
Aaron Peskin
The North Beach Business Association
Telegraph Hill Dwellers

Open SpacesDanny Sauter