About The FWCBD
The Fisherman’s Wharf Community Benefit District was founded in November of 2005 by the business and property owners of the San Francisco neighborhood. The district is funded through an annual assessment for 15 years from the property owners.
In May of 2006, the FWCBD received notification of acceptance of their request for 501(c)(3) status from the IRS, which allows the organization to apply for federal, state and locally funded grants, as well as to seek out sponsorships from companies with a philanthropic division.
The Fisherman's Wharf CBD formed the port-side business based Community Benefit District in December of 2006. With the strength of both the land and port-side CBD’s, the Wharf community will develop marketing, security, urban planning, way finding signage and emergency preparedness programs. The Community Benefit District has also served as a catalyst for unification of Fisherman's Wharf constituents to support a positive change to their San Francisco neighborhood.
The purpose of the Fisherman’s Wharf Community Benefit District is to preserve and enhance its vast San Francisco waterfront landscape and multi-cultural heritage, while integrating modern efficiencies to enrich the experience of visitors from both near and far through:
- Market Research
- Brand and Destination Marketing
- Sidewalk Operations, Beautification and Order
- Traffic and Urban Planning
- Emergency Preparedness
The Fisherman’s Wharf Merchants Association is an organization with members from businesses in the Wharf community. This association is over 60 years old. Please visit Fishermanswharf.org to find out more about the Fisherman’s Wharf Merchants Association.