Chinatown is a Great Place. We will bet you have eaten at some of it's tasty restaurants or strolled the streets getting to know the culture. And we want it to last for many years to come.  It is a hub of culture where Chinese, Americans, Chinese-Americans and people from all over the world visit as part of their visit to Washinton D.C. It represents what can be some of the best ideas for our ONE city. Join us as we discuss the future of CHINATOWN and our ONE CITY, Washington D.C. We hope to meet you in person on the 3rd Sundays of each month to continue the discussions about the implementation of creative ideas.


Chinatown DC residents appreciate the critical leadership and support of the Honorable Vincent Gray, Harriet Tregoning, Patricia Zingsheim, Julie Koo, Thor Nelson, Dory Peters and others in OP and OAPIA.  Chinatown DC has entered a new phase in its evolution toward distinction! See the Chinatown Cultural Development Small Area Action Plan which was passed by the D.C. City Council with the outstanding leadership of Chairman Vincent Gray (now Mayor of Washington D.C. as of 1-2-2011)

Chinatown is in Ward 2

Background:In 2008, the DC Office of Planning (OP), in partnership with the Mayor’s DC Office of Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs (OAPIA), started undertaking a Cultural Development Strategy (CCDS) for DC’s Chinatown. The CCDS provides strategies to help reposition Chinatown as the region’s top destination for Chinese/Asian cultural businesses, programs, services, events and festivals.The CCDS was adopted as the Chinatown Small Area Plan by the DC Council in September of 2009. OAPIA and OP are currently working with various government agencies, community members and organizations to help implement the action items listed in the CCDS Small Area Plan.For inquiries about CCDS, please contact Dory Peters at (202) 727-3120 or email here to download the CCDS Plan - English Version. Click here to download the CCDS Plan - Chinese Version. Click here to download the DC Chinatown History Brochure.

Historic Resolution 18-336, "Chinatown Cultural Development Small Area Action Plan Approval Resolution of 2009"

Register Category: Resolutions Source: Council of the District of Columbia Notice Files:  Register Issue: 1/1/2010 Vol 57/1 Publish Date: 1/1/2010 12:30pm.  Friendship Archway Awards were presented to Chairman Vincent Gray, City Council, to Ms. Harriet Tregoning, Director, DC Office of Planning, to Nancy Saum and others. Certificates of Appreciation was presented to "Julie" Koo, Office of Asian and Pacific Islanders Affairs and others. Congratulations to the honorees! Thank you very much! was also acknowledged for their support for the program.

The 3rd Sunday community events are happy opportunities for you to make new contacts and enjoy networking conversations over lunch. If you are interested to volunteering, come to the followup small group meeting one week later on the 4th Sunday, from 3PM to 5PM at the Capital Professional Center, 2423 Pennsylvania AVe. NW first floor conference room,  Wash. DC 20037.  Free parking on street on Sundays. Any questions, email:, see you there! Thanks!


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