Central-Market/Tenderloin Strategy


In May, the Mayor's Office officially released the Central Market/Tenderloin Strategy.

The culmination of over a year of research, and outreach led by OEWD and the Central Market CBD along with various community organizations is a comprehensive guide to action in Central Market. You can read about the Strategy on Hoodline and San Francisco Magazine. If you'd like to download the Strategy in full, visit the Invest in Neighborhoods Initiative website.


More Central Market News Links...


A look at developments in arts, food and more along Market Street. - Beyond Chron


Central Market tech companies seeking to make lasting developments in SF. - NBC News

CMCBD Welcomes Helene Sautou 

It is with great pleasure the CMCBD welcomes Helene Sautou as its new Project Director. Helene brings over a decade of commercial property management and community development experience to the work of the CMCBD. Most recently Helene led the Neighborhood Services division of San Francisco's Urban Solutions in Central Market with a focus on 6th Street and the Tenderloin. Helene's other career accomplishments include project management for a leading real estate developer in Seattle, WA and Pike Place Historic Preservation District where she was a Senior Commercial Property Manager. Welcome Helene!


CMCBD Clean Team assists Public Works staff in Julia Alley.
Before                                                                After
Discarded trash collects on sidewalks and spills into a nearby gutter where potential flooding and other hazards may occur.
Clean Team collects and disposes of all the garbage before cleaning the sidewalks, ensuring safety of pedestrians.


Vision Zero, Traffic Changes to Market Street

As part of San Francisco's ongoing Vision Zero Initiative, and the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved several traffic changes meant to increase safety along Market Street. The changes, which limit access and introduce turning restrictions, were implemented towards the end of the second quarter. You can get answers to FAQ's via Safer Market Street here. Read coverage about the changes as it happened on Hoodline, Beyond ChronSF Gate and Streetsblog SF
Vision Zero, Traffic Changes to Market Street


Strand Theater Kicks Off New Era

Marking the beginning of a new theater era in Central Market District, A.C.T.'s Strand Theater opened in Quarter 2 with a special ribbon cutting ceremony followed by the west coast premiere of Caryl Churchill's tech-centric play,  Love and Information.  Read about it on SF Gate, SFChronicle, and  Hoodline.

1125 Market Street
In June, SF Business Times columnist, Cory Weingberg shared news of a the buildin g sale at 1125 Market Street. Hong Kong-based developer Great Eagle Holdings paid MacFarlane Partners $19.8 million for the site, which has plans for a 12-story residential building. According to MacF arlane Partners website, the property will have 164 residences with 3000 sq ft of retail space.  Read about that property, and several other recent purchases nearby, in the SF Business Times.

10 South Van Ness

In April, initial plans were unveiled for two 400 ft towers at 10 South Van Ness. Accordi ng to SF Business Times, the "C rescent Heights' complex includes a million square feet overall, including 20,400 square feet for retail and 20,000 square feet for lobby and amenity space."  Read about it,and other nearby projects on SF Business Times and SF Gate.

Market Street Prototyping Festival

April 9th to 11th, Market Street was transformed by approximately 50 engaging and interactive art installations. A test run for  Better Market Street (permanent installations may arrive in  2018,) some invited passerby to climb, others rearranged the cityscape. Some appealed to the ears or eyes, while others were a treat to touch. No matter what your  inclinations, it was an experience to behold. Read more on  Huffington  Post,  NextCity,   Inhabitat  and  Curbed SF . And if you didn't get a chance to experience it for yourself, check out the  Market Street Prototyping Festival Gallery here.


SF Pride Parade, Love Wins


Sunday, June 28th - Coming on the heels of the Supreme Court's landmark ruling, this year's SF Pride parade along Market Street celebrated a theme of Equality Without Exception. View slideshows and read about the event on SFist, SF Gate and L.A. Times.







Zendesk volunteers lead a cleanup and painting effort along Sixth Street. Thank you for your efforts to help beautify Central Market District!

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