Five years ago, if you came to the Dogpatch, you might think that it’s an industrial wasteland. However, if you look carefully at online photos taken by local residents, you start to see that this transformation is taking place despite huge budget cuts. However, you should not feel that the government was the only force that re-shaped the neighborhood.
It is great to see what the local crafting community has done for a large part of 3rd Street. In addition, there are many businesses that support customers that enjoy the crafting arts. It definitely helps to warm up that industrial smoke stack vibe that most people generally remember when they think of the DogPatch.
Of course, there will be some major construction and demolition Mission Bay Commons Park. It will be nice to see if the park is rehabilitated to include more features what local residents prefer. It would also be nice if entertainment features could be installed. For example – a small, outdoor seating area with a stage.
It will be part of the Board of Supervisor’s agenda to listen to any suggestion for the new park. Repair of a new pumping station directly under the park was recently funded and will be built over the next year. That means the next 6 months to 9 months are the perfect time to push for new features at the park. It will be helpful if you have the support of your neighbors.
Otherwise, you can submit your requests about the park through the Board of Supervisor’s emails. You will know that they got your email and read it because it will be listed in the “Communications” part of their website.