Neighborhood Vision 2025

Imagine AsiaTown as a Home for the AAPI Community

Concurrent with the creation of the MidTown Vision Plan was the development of Imagine AsiaTown, a strategic vision plan created by residents and stakeholders of the broader AsiaTown neighborhood - which extends north of Payne Avenue to Superior, and includes Rockwell Street (Historic Chinatown) and areas along St. Clair Avenue. The MidTown Vision Plan can support the AsiaTown community to enhance the broader community identity, sense of belonging, and cultural confidence; promote co-existence and community prosperity and realize residents self-organizing, resource flowing, and sustainability.


Imagine AsiaTown as a Home for the AAPI Community


Beautify AsiaTown so That the Area Reflects Authentic Asian Cultures

All physical elements in public spaces are an opportunity to activate and beautify an area. In AsiaTown, everyday physical elements that make up the streetscape - crosswalk paint, landscape buffers, fencing, lighting, landscaping, and even pavement treatements - are a canvas on which to celebrate authentic Asian cultures in the area.

Near-Term Actions


Engage AsiaTown residents in a Walkshop to identify safety issues and beautification opportunties throughout AsiaTown.

Host a design event that connects AsiaTown residents to local artists to develop project ideas for public spaces in AsiaTown / MidTown.

Support neighbor-led gradening and landscaping projects along neighborhood streets.

Type of Action

Planning & Programming

Looking For

Developers & Designers