2018 North Beach Neighborhood Commercial District Vacancy Survey
Hearing increased questions from their membership and the community at large about the health of the North Beach business district, three neighborhood organizations have collaborated to produce an updated commercial survey for the North Beach Neighborhood Commercial District (NBNCD).
Since the NBNCD was established in 1987, this survey has proven to be a useful tool to document changes in the district’s business mix and track vacancy trends. Past surveys also have helped champion legislation affecting the district, including banning chain stores or “formula retail” and halting the loss of ground floor neighborhood-serving stores to banks and offices.
This survey, a joint effort from North Beach Business Association, North Beach Neighbors, and Telegraph Hill Dwellers, found the 2018 vacancy rate to be 10.25% - more than double the rate in 2015.