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Our mission is to improve the quality of life for all residents, businesses and visitors to the neighborhood by keeping the streets clean and safe, promoting a sense of community and improving the economic vitality of the corridor

Discover Polk is a San Francisco Community Benefit District, whose goal is to improve the quality of life for all residents, businesses and visitors to the neighborhood.  


   We plan to do this by:

  • providing added safety and cleanliness above and beyond what the city already provides
  • helping businesses in the neighborhood to flourish
  • organizing events and activities (farmer’s market, wine walks, etc) for the community to enjoy
  • and more …

Long Term Vision

Discover Polk Management Plan: explains the purpose of the CBD, services proposed, calculations of assessments and process for governance of the CBD. Click here to view.

Footprint & DPCBD Boundaries

Our services are only provided for those in the footprint which can be found here: Boundary Map, 5-1-2017

CBD Formation Process

Discover Polk CBD has met the requirements for formation, with a majority of property owners voting in favor of creating a Community Benefit District in our neighborhood.  


On 24 July 2018 the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously in favor of the resolution to establish Discover Polk, following tabulation of ballots from property owners.  The Steering Committee and our fiscal sponsor, Lower Polk CBD, wish to thank community members who have given us constructive feedback over the past three years, helping us to shape the goals and objectives of our organization.

Who are we?

We are property and business owners within the CBD footprint, that have been volunteering as Steering Committee Members during the CBD formation.  Some Steering Committee members will continue to serve as Board Members, and we will actively recruit additional Board Members from our constituency.  Our Management Plan declares that we want a Board of 11-15 Members.  

Key challenges we wish to address in our district

Various surveys and interviews with the community have yielded essentially the same issues in our district.

  • Vacant retail spaces
  • Street cleanliness and safety
  • Concerns about the increase in homeless individuals in our neighborhood
  • Quality of life issues that ensue (trash, filth, sense of insecurity, decrease in property values)
  • Improve the economic health of existing retail spaces