Learn More About Community Planning at SoDA Open House Events

Are you interested in community planning, neighborhood parks, streetscape, pedestrian and bike safety, and public rights of way?
Join The East Cut Community Benefit District for two South Downtown Design+Activation Plan Open House events, on Thursday, May 16th and Saturday, May 18th…

Transbay Park Survey #1 Results

Over 580 neighbors and stakeholders responded to the initial East Cut survey on Transbay Park. Together with the Office of Community of Investment and Infrastructure (OCII) and San Francisco Public Works (SFPW)…

Street Closures This Weekend for the 20th Annual How Weird Street Faire

The How Weird Street Faire is a San Francisco tradition celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2019. Please find important information. ​The How Weird Street Faire is applying for a street closure permit to hold the 20th annual faire, taking place this Sunday May 5, 2019, from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm…

Re: Proposed Navigation Center at Seawall Lot 330

The Mayor’s proposed navigation center at Seawall Lot 330 has made homelessness and the welfare of unsheltered San Franciscans top-of-mind for many of us in the East Cut area. The proposal has generated the largest amount of community engagement of any project we’ve ever seen – on both sides of the issue.

The East Cut Open Space Inventory Is Now Available!

Spring is here and we can now enjoy spending more time outside! For those living and/or working in dense urban areas, public open spaces are ideal for enjoying a cup coffee, grabbing lunch with coworkers, having informal meetings, and much more…

Will There Be Affordable Groceries in The East Cut? Neighbors Hope So

In November 2018, conversations about the possible introduction of affordable groceries being jeopardized in The East Cut District sparked. While the community celebrated the opening of Woodlands Markets at Lumina in August 2017 -which positively impacted the fabric of the neighborhood- many neighbors remained wishful of seeing more grocery options…

San Francisco Bay Trail Celebrates 30 with The East Cut Community

500 miles of walking and cycling paths encircle the San Francisco Bay Area, connecting communities and providing a great alternative commute corridor. These paths are known as the Bay Trail and this year we celebrate the Trail’s 30th anniversary! To celebrate this milestone, The East Cut Community Benefit District with…

The East Cut Community Benefit District Is Hiring!

The East Cut CBD is seeking exceptional candidates for a Deputy Director position. If you are interested in applying or know anyone whom you think will be a good fit for the role, please email your resume to info@theeastcut.org. Join us in our mission to advance the quality of life…

Thanks to Fayala for Supporting Clean and Safe Services in the Neighborhood!

As we transition into the new year, The East Community Benefit District would like to introduce you to one of its main supporters in the neighborhood: Jamel Bouzidi, owner of Fayala –mediterranean restaurant and catering group– on Howard St. between Beale and Folsom Streets. Since June 2018, Jamel has been offering free…

For the Holidays, Remember to Park Smart

To date -in 2018- The East Cut Services Team recorded 433 iterations of auto-glass cleanup in the neighborhood, that is a net decrease from the 1,079 recorded last year within the same time frame. The East Cut Community Benefit District’s Safety Patrol and Ambassadors used previous years’ data to adapt and improve daily crime deterrence and best address the neighborhood’s needs for crime deterrence around the clock…

Nearly a Decade After its Closure, the 12-Bus Returns!

On Thursday, December 7th, SFMTA’s Kathleen Phu and Ronnique Bishop presented to Natalie Gubb Commons residents the reintroduction of the 12-bus line connecting Mission, South of Market, Chinatown, and East Cut neighborhoods. The bus line will continue to serve the same areas it did before its closure in 2009…

Scooter Etiquette, Everything You Need To Know

With the reappearance of scooters in San Francisco on Monday, October 15th, city agencies, scooter companies, and riders have a second chance at making things right. You may remember that the important influx of scooters earlier this year – a rather new way of getting around at the time – created a little bit of a capharnaum on San Francisco’s sidewalks.

Salesforce Transit Center Updates, What Can We Expect?

The news of compromised structural supports and the closing of Salesforce Transit Center was a blow to the neighborhood, city and the region. Luckily, transit operations were able to quickly move back to the still-available Temporary Terminal Site. On October 2, 2018, the Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA)-in charge of the Transit center-held a special Board of Directors meeting where the following points were addressed:

SPUR Urban Enthusiasts Tour The East Cut

On Thursday, August 29, about thirty urban design and architecture enthusiasts attended the SPUR walking tour of The East Cut. San Francisco Planning Department’s Joshua Switzky presented the ideas behind the Transit Center District Plan and Transbay Redevelopment Plan that created the opportunity to create San Francisco’s first high-density, transit-rich district.

Salesforce Transit Center Stakeholders Coordinate Efforts To Ensure Quality Of Life

Salesforce Transit Center opened last Saturday, August 11, and since then the public transportation hub has already welcomed tens of thousands of visitors and transit users. The East Cut Community Benefit District and the stakeholders responsible for ensuring that the public enjoys a clean, safe, and pleasant infrastructure, are working closely together on coordinating their… Read more »

The East Cut Hosts Chinese Municipal Officials

On Tuesday, July 10th, The East Cut Community Benefit District had the opportunity to present and discuss its mission in the neighborhood with a Chinese delegation visiting and studying in the Bay Area. As part of their summer training on Sustainable Cities at Stanford University, the group of Chinese municipal and provincial officials was introduced… Read more »

The East Cut Community Benefit Joins CleanSafe365

The East Cut Community Benefit is a proud member of the CleanSafe365 Coalition, a newly formed coalition of businesses, merchant groups, civic organizations, community benefit districts and property owners committing to advocating for and supporting sustainable solutions to keep San Francisco streets safe and clean every day of the year.