Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Taj Campton Place Hotel
340 Stockton Street, San Francisco
Noon – 1:30 p.m.
(Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for networking)
Learn about what it takes to foster a sense of place in a world-famous city from Andrew Robinson, executive director of The East Cut Community Benefit District (CBD) and the man behind the thoughtful identity project that is helping to put this area on San Francisco’s map.
Making its debut in May of 2017, The East Cut moniker unifies the three neighborhoods of Rincon Hill, Transbay and Folsom Street — and embodies the re-emergence of one of the oldest sectors of San Francisco. The East Cut is the fastest growing district in San Francisco, and poised to be the most transit-rich and densest in terms of both commercial and residential development.
At the helm of the CBD since 2016, Robinson is working to ensure that the district’s amenities and services keep pace with the area’s rapid transformation. The district’s energy will only continue to grow with the opening of the Transbay Transit Center in early 2018, which will draw thousands of passengers a day, provide this dense area of the city with much-needed breathing room via its 5.4-acre rooftop garden and spark a retail revival along key merchant corridors such as Folsom Street. Prior to leading The East Cut CBD, Robinson was associate director at the Yerba Buena Community Benefit District, where he facilitated the development of a neighborhood public art plan, and collaborated with the City and the Exploratorium to install interactive exhibits along Market Street. Robinson is a walking encyclopedia of San Francisco history and will treat lunch attendees to a slide show with highlights of the transformation underway in The East Cut — and explain how the neighborhood got its new name.
Special Bonus Offer: Andrew Robinson is offering September lunch attendees a free private tour of The East Cut neighborhood at a future date to be announced.