The effort to form a GBD in the Inner Sunset builds on a number of previous projects and initiatives. 

The Inner Sunset neighborhood is on the west side of San Francisco, where established, predominantly residential neighborhoods have received less attention on planning and growth. Even so, the neighborhood has been proactive in pursuing improvements. A number of residents, merchants and other members of the Inner Sunset community have long been involved in local planning issues, interfacing with City agencies and participating in community meetings to advocate for neighborhood-scale improvements.

In 2014, the community supported the Inner Sunset Neighborhood Survey to assess the values and needs of neighborhood, as well as to inform future planning efforts. Survey findings demonstrated a desire for streetscape improvements, enhanced pedestrian and bicycle safety, and community spaces.

For further context, take a look at the Existing Plans & Proposals compilation, which provides snapshots of major City and community-driven initiatives in the Inner Sunset.