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


Tame Payne Avenue

Residents identified lack of quality public space, frequent speeding along the corridor and dangerous crossings as issues with Payne Avenue today. This cirtical commercial corridor can be redesigned to create a safer, people-oriented environment that supports local businesses and facilitates the types of outdoor events and activity desired by area residents.

Near-Term Actions


Pursue TLCI-like Streetscape Reconstruction of Payne and road diet with bike lanes.

Pursue all opportunities to add pedestrian enhancements, art, landscape, and unique aesthetic treatments to walkways, crossings, and intersections.

Type of Action

Planning & Advocacy

Looking For

City Support & Resident Ideas