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Sunset Forward

Sunset Forward is a community-driven process to identify current needs and craft a collective vision for a livable, diverse and thriving future in the Sunset District. Through the participation of residents, we hope to craft a community plan which will set local priorities on housing, transportation, and neighborhood businesses and services in District 4.

If you live, work, study, or play in District 4, please come participate in the community planning process! Sign up to receive email updates about the project, including future events and opportunities to participate.  

Sunset Forward is a collaboration between the Office of District 4 Supervisor Gordon Mar, the San Francisco Planning Department, the San Francisco County Transportation Authority, and the District 4 Youth and Families Network (D4YFN), a coalition of non-profit community based-organizations in the Sunset District.

We are hosting a series of focus group discussions throughout the fall to understand the community’s most pressing needs, and hear personal stories and perspectives from a diverse cross-section of District 4 community members.  Our first round of focus groups took place in August, and we are planning additional outreach through existing neighborhood groups and community based organizations in October and November. Sign up for our e-mail list to get a notification when events are scheduled. 

Timeframe Project Phase Activities
August - November 2020 Outreach Round 1
  • Virtual Small Group Discussions
  • Needs Assessment Survey
November - December 2020 Analysis and Quick Actions
  • Analyze Community Input
  • Implement quick actions
January - March 2021 Draft Reports
  • Draft Community Needs Assessment
  • Match needs with potential solutions
Spring 2021 Outreach Round 2
  • Present Community Needs Assessment
  • Gather feedback on potential solutions
Summer 2021 Neighborhood Strategy
  • Finalize Neighborhood Strategy:
    • Housing
    • Small Businesses and Commercial Corridors
    • Neighborhood Services
Date Event + Sign Up Link Description
July 25 D4 Virtual Town Hall Supervisor Mar hosted a virtual Town Hall covering a number of housing topics and announcing a series of Sunset Forward focus groups.
Various dates in August Virtual Small Group Discussions – Round 1 Through a series of virtual focus groups, Planning and the D4 Youth and Families Network asked dozens of Sunset District community members about their needs in the following areas: