A Cleaner, Safer, Healthier Neighborhood for Everyone
The historic Tenderloin district is a community of incomparable character. Though one of San Francisco’s oldest neighborhoods, it is home to one of its youngest populations, where century-old historic buildings stand side-by-side with hip galleries and beautiful murals from artists like Mona Caron and Johanna Poethig. The district’s rich jazz history lives on in its swinging nightlife while new immigrant cultures create their own legacies – as well as cheap, delicious cuisine, from spicy Vietnamese Pho soup to stick-to-your-ribs Soul food.
With such diversity come challenges. The Tenderloin includes residences, small businesses, hotels, schools, non-profits, parks, theaters, the UN Plaza and more, each with their own needs. It was to aid these various interests and to foster the diversity of the Tenderloin that the North of Market/Tenderloin Community Benefit District (CBD) was established in 2005.
Through a collaborative, open process, community leaders and property owners adopted a CBD Management District Plan dedicated to cleaning, beautification and safety services that continue to make the Tenderloin a better place to live. Sidewalk cleaning, tree planting, needle pick-up and graffiti removal revitalize the 29 blocks of our community. Safe Passages and Safe Havens ensure local safety. CBD music concerts, mural projects and events add to the Tenderloin’s cultural vibrancy.
Thanks to the assistance, input and support of the community, the CBD’s efforts continue to rejuvenate the beauty and spirit of the Tenderloin. If you would like to get involved, or to share your opinion, please join us at one of our open Board Meetings – listed on the calendar to the left.