San Francisco has over a dozen CBD’s. Take a closer look at some of the more relevant, retail focused districts in San Francisco.

Castro/Upper Market CBD Logo The mission of the Castro/Upper Market Community Benefit District is to provide services that improve the quality of life in the neighborhood, emphasizing clean, safe, beautiful streets. It also promotes the area’s economic vitality, fosters the Castro’s unique district identity, and honors its diverse history.


investinneighborhoodslogo The 2500 block of the Mission Business Improvement District funds and manages cleaning, maintenance, beautification and safety services along Mission Street, between 21st and 22nd.


NVA Logo

The Noe Valley Association (CBD) was established in August 2005 as a fifteen – year community benefit district which receives an annual special assessment from the 208 properties in the district. The first assessments were received by the NVA in January 2006. The NVA consists of roughly six city blocks, including the side streets of corner buildings, on 24th Street in Noe Valley between Church & Douglass Streets.


oceancbd_logo Established in December 2010, the Ocean Avenue Community Benefit District is one of the newest CBDs in San Francisco. The district boundaries include properties that front Ocean Avenue from Manor Drive on the west running along Ocean Avenue to Interstate 280. There are 148 properties within the district including commercial, retail, educational, non-profit and residential uses. Managed by a nonprofit organization called Ocean Avenue Association, this district will focus on cleaning and maintenance, safety, marketing, and streetscape improvements for 15 years.

San Francisco Retail Focused CBD Comparison

 Sample Yearly Assessment
(2500 sq ft parcel, 25ft frontage)
Budget (Initial)EstablishedTerm# Properties
Noe Valley$1,054$225,302200515176
Castro/Upper Market$705$397,068200515270
Mission Miracle Mile$1,248$75,0002005520
Ocean Avenue$1,004$239,578201015148
West Portal$1,193$220,000??73

CBD’s from across the Bay



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