The City been working with the community to revitalize Chinatown for many
years. In 2010, City Council directed staff to undertake a new initiative to
further support Chinatown:
THAT Council as a priority directs staff to report back on a
Chinatown Economic Revitalization Plan with a focus on near
term action strategies, building upon existing revitalization initiatives
(Hastings Street Façade Program, Chinatown Awning Program, Heritage Incentive
Program and various initiatives under "Great Beginnings") and heritage values,
to immediately support Chinatown.
THAT the resources and expertise of the Vancouver Economic Development
Commission be engaged, in consultation with the Chinatown BIA, Chinatown
Merchants Association and other expert organizations as needed, to support the
creation of the Chinatown Economic Revitalization plan.
Development of the Chinatown Economic Revitalization Action Plan is now
underway, Tonight there will be a full house public workshop. Other events are being planned.