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!
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.
Our Neighbors. Our Neighborhood.
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
"LPCBD has made a tremendous difference. The alley is much cleaner and we really appreciate your help!"
Steven Sutro Architects
“Thanks for all that you are doing to improve the neighborhood!”
Sheryl The Natural Mattress Store
“Thank you for all the work that you've done so far. I'm grateful daily for the street cleaning that helps make our neighborhood more inviting when often feces and trash blowing in the wind were a normal greeting at my business door. I'm happy to report that 2016 was the year of the least amount of vandalism to my storefront since I opened six years ago. There were some rough days between then!”
Erik The Blue Buddha