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


Cultivate Vibrant Programming for AsiaTown Centered on Payne Avenue

Foster culture of collaboration and connection between MidTown and AsiaTown as organizations and places to achieve shared goals identified in the MidTown Neighborhood Vision and Imagine AsiaTown plans.

Near-Term Actions


Continue to grow AsiaTown team programming.

Continue community organizing to inspire community-led programs.

Type of Action

Planning & Programming

Looking For

Resident & Business Participation