+ WHERE will the Hub be located? The FoDH Board is exploring new sites for the Hub and will share our findings as soon as we settle on the right location.
+ WHAT Happened to the Kneass Building? The SF Port has thrown out the results of the Request for Proposals (RFP) and will reissue a separate RFP for the Kneass Building possibly next year.
+ HOW CAN I HELP? Join our mailing list below to keep informed and participate in community surveys, design and programming charettes as we bring the Hub to fruition.
THE HUB MISSION
Dogpatch neighbors need a communal space with no barriers to entry. A place without any particular creed, that embraces all our cultures. Some space to meet, to talk, to sing, to be quiet, to debate, to laugh, to perform, to get to know one another, to listen.
We call this place the Dogpatch Hub
the Hub Concept
FAQ and More
What is the Hub?
Essentially it's a new community living room...
The Dogpatch Hub will be the first ever community-serving, publicly accessible neighborhood facility in Dogpatch. The Central Waterfront lacks community serving spaces, and the most rapid population growth since WWII only makes this need more acute.
Where will the Hub be built?
We are once again seeking a site, and will then adapt the space for community use.
Who is working on the Hub project?
Dogpatch & Potrero community leaders and resident volunteers
Friends of Dogpatch Hub, a nonprofit public charity, formed in 2016 in response to the growing challenges affecting the Dogpatch community in the face of the extraordinary development boom. Our goal is to bring necessary and lacking public amenities to our neighborhood by working with the City, local developers and our community.
What's happening to the Old Potrero Police Station?
The SFPD kept but did not receive funds to restore the station. There may be a new life for these buildings.
Our advocacy and relationship with SFPD has protected the buildings but there may be other uses afoot. We will monitor this opportunity.
When will the Hub be built?
We hope to open by 2023...
What can I do to help?
Community support comes in many shapes, sizes and colors!
We can't wait to hear from you! Be a part of the Dogpatch Hub project in a small way, or a BIG one.
All are Welcome
The FoDH Board of Directors is made up of Dogpatch and Potrero community leaders and residents all donating their time and expertise to bring the Hub to fruition. We welcome your ideas and your input.
To volunteer just send us an email!
By building the Hub we can:
+ Offer critical neighborhood services and much-needed programming to a community that has been historically under-served despite the benefits promised in the 2008 Eastern Neighborhood rezoning.
+ Bring together an increasingly diverse community that is on track to quintuple its population by 2025, to weave together a new community fabric.
+ Stabilize our neighborhood by supporting working families with local, quality youth programming, and in so doing help to keep them in San Francisco–a city with the lowest rate of children per capita in the U.S.
+ Transform and activate a neglected Port asset in the heart of the new Crane Cove Park into a vibrant, inviting site that will serve our community and beyond.
Give the Gift of Community
It will take everyone's support to build a thriving neighborhood hub. Every dollar counts and demonstrates our community’s collective commitment towards this project. Donations are securely processed by Paypal.
Friends of Dogpatch Hub is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization as defined by the IRS code section 501(c)(3). Non-profit number: 81-4278710. © 2022