Dogpatch is a neighborhood in San Francisco, California, roughly half industrial and half residential. It was initially a gritty working-class neighborhood, but has experienced rapid transformation since the 1990s. Now it boasts similar demographics to its neighboring Potrero Hill – an upper middle-class working professional neighborhood.
Dogpatch was originally part of Potrero Nuevo and its history is closely tied to Potrero Hill. Dogpatch has its own neighborhood association but shares a merchant association, Democratic caucuses, and general neighborhood matters with Potrero Hill.
Its Caltrain station at 22nd Street makes Dogpatch popular with commuters who work south of San Francisco. 22nd Street is one of only nine stations in Caltrans' 29-station system that receive "Baby Bullet" express service in addition to regular service.
Notable sites in the neighborhood include Irving M. Scott School, the oldest public school building in San Francisco, built 1895; the historic shipyards at Pier 70; a boxing gym, where many local amateurs train; a number of restaurants & breweries; the headquarters of the San Francisco Chapter of Hells Angels; and numerous historical residences.
Unique to San Francisco, property owners in Dogpatch and Northwest Potrero Hill established the first [[Green Benefit District]]. A Green Benefit District (GBD) is an innovative way for San Francisco residents to directly invest in the beautification and greening of their neighborhood.