North Beach Property Owners Unite with BSC Management to Approve Top of Broadway Community Benefit District

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Landmark vote to fund improvements for neighborhood residents, businesses and visitors.

Commercial property owners in San Francisco’s North Beach district have joined together to form the Top of Broadway Community Benefit District (CBD). The San Francisco Board of Supervisors Government Audit and Oversight Committee gave its approval of the new CBD at its July 23rd meeting. The CBD will fund improvements for the legendary neighborhood that will include improved security, graffiti removal, sidewalk cleaning and maintenance, visitor assistance, and marketing events.

The Top of Broadway Community Benefit District will include Broadway between Montgomery Street and Columbus Avenue, Kearny Street between Pacific and Broadway, and the east side of Columbus between Grant and Pacific Avenues.

“Both residents and businesses want a Broadway that San Franciscans and visitors can come back to again and again and be proud of,” said Carmen Crotti of Tommaso’s Italian Restaurant. “The formation of our community benefit district will allow us to achieve those goals.”

Hailed by Mayor Ed Lee as “a prime example of successful public-private partnerships,” the Top of Broadway CBD is the result of nearly 5 years of community organizing that brought together local businesses, restaurants, nightclubs and adult entertainment establishments, along with non-profit neighborhood organizations including the Southern Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Association, Voice of Broadway, Broadway Entertainment Cultural Association, and the Chinatown Community Development Center, as well as Captain Garret Tom of the San Francisco Police Department, SF’s Office of the Mayor, and City Supervisor David Chiu.

“The shared vision of these diverse groups is to create a Broadway that is safe and clean for residents and businesses, as well as an inviting and enjoyable destination for guests who visit this historic neighborhood,” said Joe Carouba of the Broadway Entertainment Cultural Association (BECA). BECA has pledged $100,000 in matching funds to the newly formed CBD over the next two years.

“Thanks to the collaborative efforts of everyone involved, the new Top of Broadway CBD will have a positive impact on neighborhood residents, businesses and visitors,” said Stephanie Greenburg, President of the Southern Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Association.

For more information or to arrange an interview with a representative of the Top of Broadway Community Benefit District, please contact Kevin Sanchez at Hollenbeck Associates, 415.810.3699 kevin(at)hollenbeckassociates(dot)com.

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