There was a party in Progress Park last month — a socially-distant, mask-wearing, get-your-hands dirty type of party. The volunteer event, which brought about 20 neighborhood residents together for a morning of mulching, weeding and socializing, was hosted by the Dogpatch & NW Potrero Hills Green Benefit District. The nonprofit organization improves public spaces with owner-approved property assessments.
“Dogpatch is a very engaged neighborhood,” Julie Christensen, the executive director of the Green Benefit District (GBD), told me. “There’s a real meshing of the newcomers and old timers here today.”