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Chinatown Community Planning
Chinatown is a vibrant neighborhood with more than 20,000 residents. With strong community institutions like churches, family associations, non-profit organizations, and events like community festivals, Chinatown stands as a cultural hub for the entire Bay Area.

The neighborhood also faces unique challenges including aging infrastructure and housing stock, overcrowding, and economic stagnancy. Chinatown CDC is committed to ensuring Chinatown and surrounding neighborhoods retain a strong residential base, abundant social services, neighborhood-serving businesses, cultural institutions, and a historical physical character. By organizing and empowering residents and tenants in citywide planning dialogue, we develop and advocate for concrete plans to address the diverse needs of the Chinatown community. We work in the areas of affordable housing, equitable transportation, creative open space, livable streets, and culturally-sensitive economic development.

Community Organizing
- We provide leadership development within our community through education and opportunities to engage in the decision-making process around key community issues.
- We provide assistance to other organizations to ensure the sustainability and continuity of grassroots organizations.

Chinatown CDC's Approach to Planning
- Community-based neighborhood planning from the ground up
- Organizing and empowering tenants to engage in citywide planning dialogue
- Bringing together multiple stakeholders to build consensus around planning projects
- Developing concrete ideas and implementation for Chinatown