San Francisco

Urban Verdancy in San Francisco's Eastern Edge



Dogpatch Public Realm Aerial Perspective
Image courtesy of Fletcher Studio.  

The Dogpatch, a historic maritime industrial area once on the fringe of San Francisco, has long been one of the city's most inventive neighborhoods. In recent years, it's proven itself a hotbed of experimental, community-driven landscape interventions that expand and enhance the community’s public spaces. The area has become a confluence for innovative works designed by Dogpatch-based Fletcher Studio, groundbreaking public space plans — including the Dogpatch Public Realm Plan and the 22nd Street Master Plan — and urban greening projects facilitated by the Dogpatch & Northwest Potrero Hill Green Benefit District, a first-in-the-nation assessment district that has converted Caltrans and Caltrain right of ways and unaccepted streets into verdant public amenities.Take part in a walking tour to visit some of the incredible spaces that have repurposed the neighborhood’s underutilized industrial and municipal infrastructure and learn how the Dogpatch serves as a model of dynamic public space design.

  • David Fletcher / Fletcher Studio
  • Julie Christensen / Dogpatch & NW Potrero Hill Green Benefit District


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