Concept Design, Project Management, Hands-on Execution
San Francisco, CA
2023 (In-Progress)


Newcomb Ave littered with illegal waste, April 2023.

Landscape has deterred illegal waste, November 2023

Newcomb Avenue is located in San Francisco's Bayview Industrial District. The section between Toland St. and Selby St. is unclaimed by the city and there is no street cleaning. For years, it has been a "hot spot" for illegal dumping of waste.

To address the issue, I took the initiative of landscaping the area. The full scope of the project encompasses a garden, a dry set brick patio, and an elevated terrace. The project is ongoing and set to be completed in December 2023. 

The results have been extremely encouraging. The project has significantly reduced illegal dumping and inspired positive change. Succulents have been planted overnight by community neighbors and individuals have inquired how they can start their own community garden.

Thanks to the use of salvaged materials (wood and cinder blocks), free community resources (compost and mulch) and individual donations (dirt, plants, tools) the cost has been less than $100.

I am extremely thankful for the support the project has earned. My sincerest gratitude to Katherine Loehr,
Praneeth Mandavilli, Larry Winum, Nick Watzke, Richard Tirtoprodjo, Timothy Jones, "Ronnie",
SCRAP, Bayview Green Waste, Building Resources and Recology SF.