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


Make AsiaTown More Holistically Connected & Walkable

The AsiaTown Neighborhood overlaps MTC’s service area and both communities stand to gain from strengthening physical and socal connections within and between the areas. Physical pathways within and between these areas should improved to make stronger, safer connections that include connections to Historic Chinatown and Superior. MTC’s efforts to market MidTown businesses should include assets in the AsiaTown community at large, wherever possible.

Near-Term Actions

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Engage AsiaTown residents in a WalkShop to identify safety issues and beautification opportunties throughout AsiaTown.

Include AsiaTown businesses in marketing and programming developed by MTC.

Include AsiaTown businesses and destinations in wayfinding and asset mapping done for MidTown area.

Type of Action

Planning & Design

Looking For

Implementation Support