What is the Central Market Partnership?
The Central Market Area is a rich tapestry of residential, commercial, arts, innovative industry and thriving civic and cultural life. The Central Market Partnership is a group of supporters of all aspects of the area’s growth, health and vibrancy.
This site contains links to information about programs and resources available in the Central Market area. We use social media to relay information about events and happenings in the area so please like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter at @cmpartnership.
Check out a recent “tour” of Market that was used for a presentation. The powerpoint is here
In January 2010, the Office of Economic & Workforce Development launched a public-private initiative to revitalize San Francisco’s Central Market district which includes Market Street between 5th Street and Van Ness Avenue and surrounding areas including parts of the Tenderloin and South of Market.
The premise of the Central Market Partnership holds that the revitalization of a neighborhood such as Central Market – a neighborhood with immense opportunities but also a host of challenges – requires public intervention but also the resources, creativity and flexibility of private sector actors: business owners, property owners, nonprofit organizations, artists, and others.
In February 2011, OEWD began to coordinate the creation of the Central Market Economic Strategy, which will ultimately provide a framework for economic development activities in the district. The process of creating this document has included a significant amount of research and community engagement. To learn more or view a recent presentation on the findings and preliminary recommendations, visit the economic strategy section of this website, attend an upcoming event, or contact Ellyn Parker at OEWD. (Ellyn Parker 415-554-5185 or ellyn.parker (at) sfgov.org.