In 2012, San Francisco’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) objectively evaluated all the CBDs in the City to determine how their neighborhoods compared to others in the City, using economic data and crime statistics. The study found that Community Benefit Districts:
  • Outperformed citywide trends on the majority of studied indicators, including public realm cleanliness, public safety, and economic resiliency.
  • Had CBD-maintained streets that were cleaner than similar commercial streets located in the same Supervisorial District. Enjoyed consistent, significant ( – 68%) declines in criminal activity.
  • Were insulated from the effects of the 07/09 recessions. While citywide tax revenues declined by 20% in 07/09, CBD district’s sales tax revenues increased +4.8%.
Overview

Year CBD Established: 2011
Services Started: 2012
Term: 10 years
Total Parcels: 203
Total Square Blocks: 35
Demographics
Geographic Size: 100 acres
Population:  6,989
 Population Density: 34 persons/acre
 Total Households 4,353
Economic Indicators
Median Household Income: $53,689
Jobs: 15,526
Job Density: 156 jobs/acre
Map of District

Annual Assessment Budget

$685,044 (in 2011)

Services Offered

Public Realm Cleanliness, Public Safety, Beautification, Activation, Advocacy

San Francisco Districts

Currently, San Francisco has 14 CBDs including:

For more information, please contact the Mayor's Office of Economic and Workforce Development. (OEWD).

Employment Distribution
Cultural,
Institutional,
Educational
 Medical Managerial, Information, Professional, Multi-media Production, Distribution, Repair Retail, Entertainment Lodging  Total Commercial Density by Acre
Jobs  1,762  163  11,796  172  1,620  13  15,,526  156
Distribution  11%  1%  76%  1%  10%  0%
 Establishments  116  46  494  41  107  4  808  8
 Distribution  14%  6%  61%  5%  13%  0%

Source: Impact Analysis of San Francisco’s Property & Business Improvement Districts, Office of Economic and Workforce Development, 2012