San Francisco Beautiful objected to the proposed height limit increases of the arena’s accompanying hotel towers along the Waterfront, parking over the water, and the lack of adequate transportation congestion planning. Due to public outcry the plans to build on the Embarcadero were relocated to a more suitable location further south on the Waterfront.
Tree Relinquishment Program
Citing budget constraints, the City began transferring the care of street trees to property owners in 2011. With funding for only 11 arborists, the Department of Public Works is unable to properly care for the 105,000 street trees under its jurisdiction. San Francisco Beautiful opposes the tree relinquishment program and supports the Planning Department’s Urban […]
San Francisco Beautiful advocates preparation of a comprehensive street lighting and outdoor lighting plan.
Road Repaving and Street Safety Bond
Sixty-eight percent of voters approved the Road Repaving and Street Safety Bond (Measure B). While the bulk of bond proceeds are for repaving or reconstruction of deteriorating streets, funds will also go towards implementing citywide pedestrian & bicycle safety improvements, increasing sidewalk accessibility, upgrading traffic signal infrastructure and strengthening bridges, overpasses and stairways. SF Beautiful […]
Historic Preservation Commission
San Francisco Beautiful helped establish the Historic Preservation Commission in The Historic Preservation Commission is responsible for identifying and designating San Francisco landmarks and buildings and for reviewing applications for Certificates of Appropriateness for alterations, site improvements and new construction.
SF Beautiful initiated the Green Schoolyards Alliance (now known as Education Outside). The Alliance led the successful campaign to secure nearly $14 million in city bond funding to design and construct green schoolyards at 84 public schools throughout San Francisco—one of the largest green schoolyards systems of any school district in the country.
1998 Tree Ordinance
San Francisco Beautiful supported the passage of the 1998 ordinance which required the Department of Public works to notice adjacent property owners and other interested organizations prior to removing a street tree. The ordinance also established an appeal process for tree removal and a permitting process for community members interested in planting or removing street trees.
In 2012, the newly installed Parklet at 46th Ave and Noriega was honored for its innovative design. As the first perpendicular parklet, this project is (de)paving the way for future public placemaking design breakthroughs. For more than 40 years, San Francisco Beautiful has been honoring San Franciscans who make special contributions to the unique character […]
In 2011, San Francisco Beautiful recognized the renovation of the Sunnyside Conservatory with a Beautification Award. A 100-year old treasure once slated for demolition in the Sunnyside neighborhood, the Sunnyside Conservatory was saved by a dedicated group of community members to preserve and repurpose this cherished neighborhood landmark. For more than 40 years, San Francisco Beautiful […]
Land’s End/GGNRA Trail Revitalization
In 2010, the Land’s End and Coastal Trail Revitalization Project was honored for their contribution to open space in San Francisco. With the support of a tremendous volunteer effort, this project made one of our most beautiful places accessible for visitors while providing protection for local wildlife. For more than 40 years, San Francisco Beautiful […]