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City and County of San Francisco

Better Neighborhoods Program

Better Neighborhoods Program

About the Program

The Neighborhoods

Market & Octavia

Central Waterfront

Balboa Park Station

Glen Plark




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San Francisco Neighborhoods


The Planning Department is taking a fresh approach to neighborhood planning. We'd like to involve you as we work together to make your neighborhood the best place it can be.

Change is happening in San Francisco and its neighborhoods. To respond, the Planning Department established the Better Neighborhoods 2002 program and is preparing the first three neighborhood plans intended to help make San Francisco's urban neighborhoods the best places they can be for those who live in them. The Better Neighborhoods program embraces the benefits of change to build more balanced and livable places in San Francisco.

The program is two-tiered. Citywide, it aims to encourage housing where it makes sense and to strengthen neighborhoods. Locally, the program uses intensive community-based planning to refine citywide goals to the needs of the neighborhood. Above all, the program builds on the positive aspects of San Francisco's quality as an urban place.

We've reached a pivotal point. We encourage you to get involved and participate as we review and refine the draft plans. Click your neighborhood link below for details. Your views and input are critical to our success.


The Neighborhoods

San Francisco and its neighborhoods are changing. To address these changes, the Planning Department' Better Neighborhoods Program is are working on the following neighborhood plans:


Market & Octavia Area Plan Market & Octavia ( ADOPTED PLAN )
The Market and Octavia Area Plan focuses on the area along Market Street between the Van Ness and Church Street Muni stations and along the planned new Octavia Boulevard. >>
Central Waterfront Central Waterfront ( ADOPTED PLAN )
( Part of the Eastern Neighborhoods Planning Process )

Central Waterfront Neighborhood Plan focuses on the area between Mariposa Street and Islais Creek east of Interstate 280. >>
Balboa Park Station Area Plan Balboa Park Station ( ADOPTED PLAN )
The Balboa Park Station Area Plan focuses on the area surrounding the Balboa Park Station. >>
The Draft Glen Park Community Plan
Glen Park   ( ADOPTED PLAN )
The Glen Park Community Plan focuses on Glen Park's neighborhood commercial distrct and BART station area. >>
Japantown Better Neighborhood Plan Japantown
The Japantown Better Neighborhood Plan focuses on the area surrounding Japantown, bounded roughly by California, Steiner, Ellis and Gough Streets. >>
Last updated: 1/13/2016 5:07:19 PM