Our Small Business Roadmap is Gaining Momentum

We recently released a Small Business Roadmap that includes 5 recommendations for how we believe North Beach can be a community where small businesses not only survive but thrive. We came to these recommendations based on a year of research and conversations.

Now, we're excited to share that two tremendous neighborhood associations have signed on in support of our recommendations.

Lower Polk Neighbors

Russian Hill Neighbors

Their support indicates that our recommendations not only would be valuable to North Beach but to multiple commercial corridors in the Northeast corner of our city that are going through similar challenges and transitions.

We thank each of them for their support and look forward to continuing to work together on this important topic.

"Lower Polk Neighbors supports North Beach Neighbors 5 recommendations for addressing small business health. Much like our neighbors over the hill in North Beach, the Polk Street corridor suffers from too many retail vacancies due to a variety of factors. While we are working hard to improve the public realm through strategic partnerships, we would love to see the bureaucratic burden on small business eased to make it easier for more interim and creative uses of ground floor retail spaces"

-Adam Mayer | Lower Polk Neighbors

"Russian Hill Neighbors is pleased to join North Beach Neighbors in promoting the recommendations in the road map as well as working with NBN to develop additional data, analysis, strategies and recommendations to support thriving small businesses in our neighborhoods."

-Carol Ann Rogers | President, Russian Hill Neighbors