On August 2nd, The East Cut neighborhood hosted SFPD Southern Station's National Night Out at The Crossing. This evening brought different facets of San Francisco's law enforcement to interact with the community at large. Starbucks and Local Kitchen provided food and drinks for attendees and the Giants and Warriors handed out swag and raffle prizes. District 6 Supervisor Matt Dorsey and CA Senator Scott Weiner joined the festivities to encourage a stronger relationship between SFPD and the citizens they serve. A big thanks to all who participated in this community event.
Southern Station will host its monthly community meeting on Wed, August 17th at 6 pm.
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The East Cut Currently Accepting Name Ideas For Block 3 Park!
On Tuesday, August 9th, The East Cut CBD hosted a Community Meeting to give neighborhood stakeholders the opportunity to come up with a name for Transbay Block 3 Park - The East Cut's next park to be built!
The project, proposed for the middle third of the former Temporary Transbay Terminal at Howard and Beale streets, is sponsored by the Office of Community Investment & Infrastructure (OCII), designed by San Francisco Public Works, and will be owned and managed by the San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department once completed. The East Cut CBD is facilitating the naming process and will provide names recommended by the community to the Recreation & Parks Commission following this public process.
To read more about the process and watch the recording of the August 9th public meeting, visit the naming process webpage!
To submit name ideas for community voting, fill out our SurveyMonkey!
Volunteers Needed for Sunday Streets SoMa!
Looking for something fun and rewarding to do next Sunday, August 21st?! Volunteers are needed for Sunday Streets SoMa 2022, including Crossing Guards, Route Rabbits, and Block Captains! The shifts are 3.5-hours, and you'll get a chance to help event attendees safely navigate Folsom Street! The following benefits are included:
Lunch and t-shirt provided
Volunteer raffle with a chance to win amazing prizes!
$25 gift cards
Bay Wheels Annual Memberships ($170 value!)
Urban Excursion Pack
A chance to meet new people in SoMa and help make a great impact!
Apply here to volunteer for Sunday Streets SoMa 2022!
Ecosystem Coworking has reopened at 540 Howard after remodeling their entire space including the rooftop! As part of the reopening, Ecosystem is also launching Ecosystem Café on the ground floor of 540 Howard St. and offers breakfast, coffee, smoothies, and more!
The 2022 Mid-Autumn Collection features fresh and provocative flavor combinations. Savor these while sipping your favorite tea, share them with friends and family, and enjoy them as you gaze up at the full moon. Preorders are open now. Place your order to ensure you get this collection. We will start shipping out on August 15th. (Mid-Autumn is September 10 this year.)
535 Folsom St.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 12:00pm – 4:00pm
"A refuge for the Whisky enthusiast who desires more than the mass-produced bottles found at Duty-Free". 83 Proof can get shoulder-to-shoulder-level-busy after work, but the bartenders know what they’re doing, and you will be in and out with a drink fast. There’s a small upstairs area with a few seats if you want to escape the crowd and maybe do a little people-watching. Ideal for small groups of two to four people.
Sunday Streets SF is making its triumphant return to SoMa on August 21st, 2022! Join The East Cut CBD as we take a day to turn Folsom Street into a pedestrian wonderland! Check out some of the activities we have planned!
East Cut CBD Info table between Beale and Spear streets (all day)
East Cut Sports & Dog Park info table at Essex and Folsom streets (all day)
Free children's books and Storytime with Dee at Folsom & Beale streets (11 am)
Rincon Hill Dog Park info table and Dog Fashion Show (with prizes!)
and much, much more!!!
For more information, contact Mike Rieger (firstname.lastname@example.org), or follow the link to volunteer or donate below!
Neighbors and volunteer tour leaders continue to lead walking tours in the neighborhood and we invite everyone to share our pride and excitement about all there is to see and do in the East Cut. Join us for our volunteer-led walking tours - we know you will enjoy the combination of art, history, and flavors!
On Sunday, August 28th, Sofar Sounds will bring an immersive live music experience to The Clancy’s outdoor patio space, Block 9, at 6:30 PM. Guests can purchase tickets here: https://www.sofarsounds.com/events/41430.
Attendees can plan on seeing 2 or 3 short sets from incredible performers from all musical genres, and sometimes even spoken word, comedy or dance. Each show’s lineup is curated by Sofar’s artist booking team to be diverse and varied. Plus, The Clancy’s bar and restaurant, Seven Square Taproom, will be open for guests to enjoy dinner and drinks before or after the show.
August Events at The Crossing
TODAY!!! August 13th, 2:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Come out to The Crossing for a dance party, featuring DJs playing tech and progressive house energy sets.
Multiple showtimes on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays!
The Cut Outdoor Cinema at The Crossing is the Bay's first year-round outdoor cinema. Come by with family and friends for an unforgettable open-air theater experience featuring a handpicked selection of iconic favorites, cult classics, and local community film programming.
There’s still time left in the summer to enjoy programming at Salesforce Park! If you haven't already visited the park, it's time to get up there and enjoy all of the free events!
News coverage featuring our storied neighborhood - from the people who live and work here, to the public spaces and merchants that attract visitors near and far.
Block 4 Development Passes Key Hurdle
Last Thursday, Hines and Mercy Housing presented the Block 4 housing development project before the San Francisco Planning Commission and received unanimous approval to move ahead. The project will add 681 units to The East Cut's housing stock, 307 of which will be affordable - a praiseworthy 45% of BMR housing. The project, located in the northern third of the Temporary Transbay Terminal site, will include new streetscape enhancements, a public plaza, a new alleyway on the south (Tehama Street), and a few new retail spaces on the ground floor.
The project's location strengthens the connection between commercial office space and residential in The East Cut and provides a great opportunity for enhancing the neighborhood. Read coverage from the Chronicle here!
Historic Skyline Photos Highlight The East Cut's Rise
A recent article in the San Francisco Chronicle explored a number of San Francisco skyline photographs dating back as far as 1920 with shots throughout the twentieth century up until today. With an eye on The East Cut, however, with few exceptions, our neighborhood has shown the most recent shift in the skyline, as is to be expected. Although the Chronicle does not call it by name, The East Cut neighborhood now boasts the tallest buildings in the City by far, with Salesforce Tower, 181 Fremont, Millennium Tower, and more to come. Here's hoping we can snap another picture in the next five years to see the changes from Parcel F, 555 Howard, and Block 4! Check out the slideshow here!
East Cut Community Garden Poised for Growth
While not published in traditional media outlets, there's always time to report on The East Cut Community Garden! If you missed it in our Quarterly Parks & Greenspace Newsletter, the garden is now fully up and running, and the CBD has quickly learned what goes into managing such a space. Neighbors are meeting each other and creating new friendships; passersby are seeing a formerly-derelict space brightened by flowers and vegetables; ecosystems are being expanded with new insects seen and stormwater runoff reduced; and last, but certainly not least, the CBD is expanding its reach with neighborhood stakeholders and has proved to City agencies that it is an effective organization that can deliver community-based projects.
It is not a given that a Community Benefit District hosts a community garden, and even less likely in a Business Improvement District, however, the CBD is very proud to have completed this project. We are the only CBD in the City to have such an amenity in our portfolio, and we're extremely excited about the future possibilities of such a small, yet impactful garden and how it fits into the development of the neighborhood.
Wednesday, August 17th
SFPD Southern Station Community Meeting
6pm via Zoom. (RSVP to email@example.com for Zoom link)
Thursday, August 18th
Street Services & Safety Committee Meeting
4pm via Zoom. Details here
Wednesday, August 24th
Salesforce Park Committee Meeting
11am, Location TBD. Details here
Friday, August 26th
Executive Committee Meeting
12pm via Zoom. Details here