July 22nd: Howard Streetscape Project Public Meeting

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Through the South Downtown Design + Activation planning process (Soda), the City has prioritized Howard Street between 3rd Street and the Embarcadero as an early implementation project and has developed a concept design for Howard Street which would make substantive changes to how the street looks, feels and functions between 3rd Street and the Embarcadero….

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Apply for our Community Benefit Grants!

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The Yerba Buena Community Benefit District (YBCBD) is pleased to issue the Community Benefit Fund Guidelines and Application. Three types of grants are offered to nonprofits and resident organizations that seek to improve the quality of life in the Yerba Buena Neighborhood through the YBCBD Community Benefit Fund – full grants of up to $25,000,…

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Get Paid to Design our Bigbellies!

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The Yerba Buena District is home to many of the biggest museums and cultural centers in San Francisco where people come from all over the world to visit. Part of the YBCBD mission is to help promote the neighborhood as a destination for unique cultural discoveries, public performances, and memorable, unexpected artistic experiences. Recently, the…

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Job Opening at the YBCBD

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THE ORGANIZATION The Yerba Buena Community Benefit District is a nonprofit organization that works to advance the quality of life for residents and visitors in the Yerba Buena neighborhood of San Francisco by fostering a safer and more secure community, enhancing environmental quality and beauty, and reinforcing the vitality of the economic base. For the…

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We’re Seeking A Summer Intern

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The YBCBD is seeking an 8 – 10 week summer intern to for a variety of projects. Examples of projects to be completed includes updating our lighting and security camera inventory; conducting research on pedestrian, bike, and transit safety; developing a map of public spaces and public art in the neighborhood; researching the cleanliness standards…

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Free Hidden SF Walking Tours!

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Hidden stories, surprises, and live performances abound in a FREE 90-minute walking tour in downtown San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Neighborhood. Local history, activism, music, and pirating are brought to life as actors portray the larger than life historical figures that gave this city its quirky and unique reputation. Brought to you by the Yerba Buena…

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Street Population Outreach Services

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The YBCBD’s philosophy is to help people in need with compassion and respect. Our approach is to partner with available City and nonprofit services to help create a safe, vibrant and welcoming neighborhood for all. YBCBD’s Community Guides, two Social Service Specialists, SFPD bike patrol officer and Clean Team are trained to assist and respond…

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Application for Yerba Buena Night Talent

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We are now accepting applications for performers for Yerba Buena Night 2019. If you are a singer, dancer, or performer of any kind we want to hear from you! Yerba Buena Night 2019 is the ninth year of the free evening arts festival that features dance, music, and performance all located in the heart of…

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SF Chronicle on the Moscone Lights

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The Moscone Convention Center has been a tremendous economic driver for our neighborhood, but with this new expansion economics aren’t the only facet of improvement. The new convention center has dedicated a sizable amount of space and budget for the promotion and exhibition of new works of art. Read the San Francisco Chronicle’s illuminating article…

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Yerba Buena Street Life Plan 2019 | An Evolution

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This second edition of the Yerba Buena Community Benefit District’s Street Life Plan provides an updated vision and guide to improve our neighborhood’s public spaces in a district that evolves continuously, yet always maintains its originality. This iteration is intended to be used as a tool. It clarifies district characteristics and values for users to…

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