Esprit Updates and New ED

New Executive Director

The Green Benefit District welcomes its first Executive Director, Julie Christensen. Julie brings experience spearheading important civic projects like the North Beach Library, Joe DiMaggio Playground, Coit Tower and Helen Wills Park. She has led advocacy for the extension of the Central Subway and numerous pedestrian safety efforts. Julie hit the ground running in June, meeting with City staff, local residents, business leaders and project developers to maximize opportunities for Dogpatch and northwest Potrero Hill.

Upgrades at Esprit Park

This spring the GBD funded improvements to a number of area parks including major pathway repairs at Esprit Park. Esprit’s west pathway was compacted, poorly defined and prone to flooding from irrigation and rain. With help and oversight from the Recreation and Parks Department, the path was regraded and resurfaced and bordered with a rain garden water collection basin. Let us know what you think..

Important Community Meetings

The Eastern neighborhoods are changing rapidly. Residents and businesses have the opportunity to weigh in on plans and issues at a couple of upcoming meetings.  The Planning  Department is doing am overview study of open space and public realm and street planning needs in Dogpatch.  The first community meeting focused on parks.  The second will look at streets, including parking and pedestrian safety.

MEETING:  Central Waterfront/Dogpatch Public Realm Plan Community Meeting
DATE/TIME: Wednesday, 7/27   6-8:30pm
LOCATION: Harmonic Brewing at 1050 26th Street