Fast Facts

What is the DNWPH GBD?

  • The DNWPH GBD is an innovative way for residents to directly invest in the beautification and greening of their neighborhood. A GBD is a new form of neighborhood-based property assessment district that funds maintenance and improvements of neighborhood parks, playgrounds, plazas, sidewalks and a wide range of other public space amenities. 

How much will property owners pay?

  • Residential: $0.0951 per square foot of building area
  • Industrial: $0.0475 per square foot of building area
  • Greenspace: $0.0238 per square foot of land area
  • Vacant/Parking Lots: $0.0951 per square foot of land area
  • Learn more about Assessment Methods here.

How long does the GBD last? 10 years, with option to extend

What is the Year 1 GBD budget? $514,852

How will these funds be used?

 

(100% of funds must be used within the GBD boundaries and only on the services identified in the GBD Management Plan. The City may not withhold assessment funds from the GBD, and may not withdraw baseline services already being provided.)

Who manages the GBD?

  • A non-profit Board elected by residents and property owners in the District, comprised of 10-14 members with 60% property owners and 40% non-property owners. Learn more about GBD Management here.

Check out more Frequently Asked Questions, and/or find all the details in the DNWPH GBD Management Plan and Engineer's Report here.


Mission

The mission of the Dogpatch & Northwest Potrero Hill Green Benefit District is to clean, maintain, enhance, and expand open spaces, parks, plazas, parklets, gardens, sidewalk greenings and the Public Realm in general in the Dogpatch and Northwest Potrero Hill neighborhoods; to support community volunteer efforts; and to promote sound ecological practices and Green Infrastructure with a locally controlled, sustainable, and transparent funding structure.

Goals

  • Improve maintenance of open spaces, parks, plazas, parklets, gardens, and sidewalk greenings within Public Realm areas.
  • Build neighborhood capacity to enhance existing, and create new, open spaces, parks, and gardens within Public Realm areas.
  • Advocate for the delivery of CCSF’s existing commitments to our neighborhood parks and Public Realm areas.
  • Create a more ecologically sustainable urban environment with sidewalk greening and Green Infrastructure projects for plant, animal, insect habitats, air quality management, and watershed management.
  • Create a new model of “open-source” neighborhood-level governance by providing state-of-the-art citizen engagement technology and an accessible and transparent management framework.
  • Actively engage the community with the use of online tools that allow citizens to track the GBD’s performance and finances, participate in decision-making and fiscal management, and “crowdsource” new capital project ideas.