An essential component of Rebuild Potrero has been to broadly engage the community in both master planning and community building efforts. The master planning process involved extensive outreach to the residents of Potrero Terrace and Annex as well as the larger community.
Through dozens of workshops, bus tours and presentations to neighborhood organizations, the Rebuild Potrero team sought to learn from the community as well as to educate on issues such as principles of good urban design (e.g., defensible space) and sustainability.
Through the master planning process, Potrero Terrace and Annex residents identified the following six overarching goals:
- Create a Safe, Secure Community
- Create a Healthy/Green/Sustainable Community
- Provide Well-Designed and Well Managed Housing
- Provide Well-Designed Community Services and Usable Open Spaces
- Preserve Potrero’s Positive Attributes: Places and Views
- Build A Strong Community
This process laid the foundation for what is now a robust community building program that is engaging a cross section of Potrero Hill residents in community-initiated activities that are uniting neighbors around issues of common concern.
These goals informed the master plan and continue to guide community building work.