Taraval (Sunset)

Get to Know the Outer Sunset

The Taraval commercial district is a charming area located in the Outer Sunset. Get to know this lively neighborhood through this featured video.

Taraval Storefronts

The Taraval commercial district—Taraval Street from 19th Avenue to 48th Avenue—features several nodes of active retail activity broken up by residential and office uses. People of Parkside Sunset (POPS), formerly Taraval Parkside Merchants Association (TPMA), is an active association of merchants and neighbors that promotes and advocates for the corridor, and leads activities and events.

The corridor features affordable cafés and restaurants, including Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese cuisines, and local-serving retail and service businesses. Taraval is a large, diverse commercial corridor with approximately 205 businesses and not a high level of daytime foot traffic. The corridor features a high number of eating and drinking places, with opportunities for growth in jewelry, luggage, leather goods, books, periodicals, and music stores. It is served by the L-Taraval MUNI line.

Demographics - Taraval (Sunset)
Source: US Census Bureau, 2010 Census of Population and Housing

Announcement: $20,000 Facade Improvement Grants for Outer Sunset IIN Corridors

They City’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) is seeking 1 or 2 NEW businesses in the Invest In Neighborhoods Corridors (Taraval, Noriega, & Irving) to receive a grant for facade improvements.

Grants can be used for storefront facade upgrades including, but not limited to, painting, new signage, awnings, lighting, removal of security grilles and roll ups (required), and rehabilitation of historic facade.

The program requires 25% matching funds. Project grants are reimbursed to the applicant once construction is completed. Businesses chosen must complete a business assessment with the Small Business Development Center. Specific Criteria: Be a new business, sign a long-term lease, and specified work must follow prevailing wage construction contractors.

If you are interested, please contact Roxana Vargas Greenan at roxana.vargasgreenan@sfgov.org or (415) 554-6645 and include information about the property including, including location, type of business and potential improvements the applicant wishes to make. Download a flyer here or go to the SF Shines Facade Improvement Program.

Currently, customized services employed on Taraval Street include:

Rolling-Out Parklet Photo: Robin Abad

Rolling-Out Parklet Photo: Robin Abad