+ WHAT'S UP with the Hub Building? The SF Port has released an RFP for the buildings at Crane Cove Park. This means that we will be competing for the Kneass building with any other entity that applies.
+ HOW CAN I HELP? Take our updated Community Program Survey -- tell us what you want and NEED in a community center.
+ WHAT Else? Spread the word on the Hub, and Join our mailing list to keep up on our progress
+ WHEN WILL THE HUB BE BUILT? If our proposal for the Dogpatch Community Hub wins, then we will work with the Port, build the Hub, and hope to open by 2023.
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
The Hub is a "third place"--it will be built with the intention to foster community engagement, civic encounters and the connection and intersection of population sectors traditionally unlikely to interact. The Hub will offer opportunities for healthy debate as well as educational and informative programming and services for all segments of our population.
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?
In the Kneass building, an unused boatshed on Illinois Street
We are working on a response to the RFP from the Port of San Francisco to lease the building, and will then adapt the site 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 is keeping the station and will adapt it for offices.
Our advocacy and relationship with SFPD has born fruit. The buildings are now protected and we have found an alternate site for the Hub...a better one.
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 transform the Kneass Building into 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. © 2019
Crane Cove Park images courtesy of the SF Port and AECOM