Neighborhood Vision 2025

Upgrade Payne Ave to Anchor AsiaTown

Today, most people celebrate AsiaTown as a hub for Asians and AAPIs across the region, but there isn’t one clear, central heart of the neighborhood. Payne Avenue has the potential to be a natural neighborhood anchor, and development along Payne is critical to support the businesses already located there. As AsiaTown grows and develops, the uniqueness of local Asian cultures should be integrated into improved streetscape design and community gathering spaces along Payne, and community programming should center around this important street.


Upgrade Payne Ave to Anchor AsiaTown


Create a Plaza Along Payne to Serve as a Central Outdoor Gathering Space

A unique, outdoor amenity will draw residents, workers, and visitors to AsiaTown. A prominent new plaza would improve the pedestrian experience along Payne, create a place for rest and relaxation, and a venue to host joint programming with AsiaTown partners.

Near-Term Actions


Pursue development along Payne that includes a central outdoor gathering space.

Type of Action

Planning & Design

Looking For

Developers & Designers