As you may know, much needed street and sidewalk improvements are now happening on both the #LowerPolk and Van Ness Corridors. All businesses are open during construction. Use the buttons above to get the latest SFMTA construction (and closure) updates, and keep watching this space for additional news. And please remember, #LowerPolk is OPEN!

We work together to improve the quality of life for all residents of, businesses in, and visitors to the Lower Polk neighborhood.

Below are just a few of the ways we do that. For a complete listing of our services to the community, please visit our Services page.

The LPCBD’s Cleaning, Maintenance, and Safety program includes regular sidewalk sweeping, alley cleaning, refuse removal, regularly scheduled steam cleanings, pressure washing, graffiti removal, tree pruning and watering, tree well weeding with crushed granite replenishment.


Our outreach team works closely with our Ambassadors and other staff members to identify and reach out to people who are experiencing homelessness. We have formed relationships with numerous community based organizations and believe that homelessness requires an interdisciplinary approach.


The Lower Polk CBD works closely with city agencies and non profits to help beautify and modernize the district. From tree plantings, lighting, alley way cleanups and more. We work to make Polk Street a vibrant place for residents and visitors alike.  Learn more about upcoming beautification projects.

If you have a service request, you can quickly contact us by clicking on this button:

Visit our About page to learn about our mission, our Board Members, the areas that we serve, our partners in the community, and more.

We also have a documents page that contains our management plan and meeting agendas.

Our Neighbors. Our Neighborhood.

Median Income

Lower Polk Street is home to hundreds of unique stores, merchants, businesses, and restaurants which help to serve the diverse residential population in the district. Here’s a quick look at our community.

  • Population – 36,800+
  • Households – 24,000+
  • Median Income – $52,684
  • Businesses – 2,761
  • Median Age – 37.8 years

Don’t forget to visit our Lower Polk Neighbors, and also learn about our Monthly Art Walk.

An Average Month in 2017

Pounds of Trash Collected
Bags of Trash Collected
Other Services Performed
Block Faces Cleaned

Visit our documents page to see copies of our meeting agendas, management plan, engineer’s report, and more. This is the agenda for our upcoming October 20, 2017 Board Meeting. Please note that this meeting will be held at Interstice Architects at 1173 Sutter Street, San Francisco, Ca 94109.