SPUR Lunchtime Forum: Neighborhood Retail Streets in SF: Planning a thriving mix of formula and independent retail

"San Francisco is famous for its neighborhood shopping streets. From Balboa Park to the Inner Sunset, Cow Hollow to North Beach, Hayes Valley to Noe Valley—to only name a few—San Francisco offers a wide range of everyday and specialty retail options for residents and tourists alike. Come hear from Amy Cohen from the Mayor’s Office of Workforce and Economic Development and successful local retailer Sunhee Moon, as they discuss the many considerations that go into creating our city’s thriving and varied retail environments."


Walk SF Guided Walk: A Visit to Visitacion Valley

From Walk SF: Come explore the Visitacion Valley neighborhood in the southeastern corner of San Francisco with Walk SF. We’ll look at the Leland Avenue street design improvements and discuss plans to build transit-oriented development in the neighborhood. We will also visit local parks, including the lesser traveled Bayview Park, which has great views of […]

Green Building Conference Tour: Greening the Street, Block, Neighborhood and City

From GreenBuildingExpo.org: HD11: Greening the Street, Block, Neighborhood and City As a public asset that touches every corner of the city, streets are tremendous opportunities to better accommodate sustainable transportation and create vibrant places that foster social connections. Recognizing the potential, San Francisco developed a pioneering policy, The Better Streets Plan, and implemented a number […]

Redevelopment in Visitacion Valley

From SPUR: Join us for a lively discussion of the community-driven planning process, fascinating site history and remediation program behind the Schlage Lock development, the centerpiece of the Visitacion Valley Redevelopment Area. Plans for the 20-acre brownfield site include 1,250 residential units, three parks and 105,000 square feet of neighborhood-serving retail. After 11 years, the […]

SPUR Lunchtime Forum: Dancing in the streets: Celebrating community and public space

From SPUR: San Francisco has been enjoying a recent boom in community markets and other street events, tapping into the widespread desire to enjoy our neighborhoods, boost business, bring people together, eat great food and get more from our streets. Both the new Castro farmers market and the Mission Community Market are using creative programming to create neighborhood gathering places, demonstrate the capabilities […]

Placemaking: Market and 6th

From SPUR: Image courtesty Flickr user Comrogues The intersection of Market and 6th Streets, in the heart of the Mid-Market neighborhood, has long had its share of difficulties. Crime, vandalism, homelessness and persistent retail vacancies have left the intersection avoided by locals and tourists alike. However, new restaurants and tech companies are slowly moving in, bringing […]