The Top of Broadway business community represents one of the oldest and continuous commercial cultural and entertainment corridors on the West Coast. This district has a very rich history of music and adult entertainment, with venues that have been frequented by millions over the past 130 years. Formerly known as the Barbary Coast, this area is distinct as a special sub-district of the North Beach Community of San Francisco. Although the area has a rich history, in recent years the area has had safety and cleanliness issues and has suffered at times from disrepair.

The Top of Broadway Community Benefit District (CBD) was formed to address some of these issues as a community. Numerous community representatives and leaders came together to form a Steering Committee which is now in the process of forming a Board of Directors and incorporating prior to launching services. A Community Benefit District (CBD) provides essential services such as safety, cleaning and maintenance, marketing and streetscape improvements to supplement and complement those provided by the City of San Francisco. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved the formation of the Top of Broadway CBD on July 23, 2013 after a majority of property owners voted in favor of formation.

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