The Yerba Buena neighborhood is defined by an incredible diversity of residents, cultural offerings and businesses from about Second to Fifth and Market to Harrison Streets. It bustles with world-class museums, shopping, dining, convention space, hotels, and educational institutions. It includes a variety of housing from senior housing and below market rate housing to luxury condominiums and live/work lofts. Yerba Buena is perhaps the most dynamic district in the City – a celebration of San Francisco’s eclectic backbone.
To support the neighborhood and improve the quality of life here, the Yerba Buena Community Benefit District (YBCBD) was created. The YBCBD management corporation, a nonprofit organization, resulted from a comprehensive and thoughtful effort by people who live and work in the district to provide programs that foster a safer and more secure community, create a cleaner and greener neighborhood, and reinforce the viability of our economic base. Funded through a local property tax assessment, the YBCBD began implementing programs in 2009. They include a Community Guides program, 10B police officer program, graffiti removal, street and sidewalk cleaning, marketing and other improvement efforts.
The YBCBD also engaged the community in a planning process to improve street and public spaces. The result of this effort is the Yerba Buena Street Life Plan. It includes 36 projects targeted to be completed over the next 10 years and range from Parkmobiles (small siting areas that add green space to a very urban neighborhood) to working with the Moscone Convention Center to completely re-imagine the streetscape surrounding the convention center.
Learn more about the Yerba Buena Community Benefit District.