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


Establish Asiatown as a Welcoming Neighborhood For New Americans, Immigrants and Refugees

Imagine AsiaTown aspires to make the AsiaTown Neighborhood a welcoming place known throughout the city and beyond as a place that attracts and keeps residents of all different races.

Near-Term Actions


Inventory existing housing rental properties; continue conversations with resettlement agencies.

Seek developer partners for single/multi family rehab.

Explore identification of AsiaTown as a Dream Neighborhood.

Type of Action

Planning & Outreach

Looking For

Developers, Residents & Partners