Chinatown Case Studies Presentation

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Chinatown Case Studies Presentation

Chinatown

SAN FRANCISCO


Chinatown

NEW YORK


Chinatown

HONOLULU


Chinatown

LAS VEGAS


Chinatown

Case Studies

New York

Honolulu


Chinatowns Today

Represent ethnic identity.

Provide Asian-oriented services and goods.

BUT:

Dispersion of Chinese-American residents

Decline of retail

Decline of building stock maintenance

TOURISM:

Boost to many Chinatown economies

Need to balance visitors’ and locals’ interests


Chinatown

NEW YORK

(Manhattan)


Photos courtesy of Robert K. Chin of Chinatown NYC

New York


New York


Neighborhood

Improvements

Arts & Culture

Marketing

Economic

Development

Planning For

the Future

New York


Clean Streets Program

New York


New York


New York City Tourism

Bureau & Chinatown

Partnership

Collaboration

New York


New York City Tourism

Bureau & Chinatown

Partnership

Collaboration

New York


New York


New Businesses are Coming into Chinatown

New York


Neighborhood

Improvements

Arts & Culture

Marketing

Economic

Development

Planning For

the Future

New York


Chinatown

HONOLULU


National Historic District

Honolulu


1980’s Improvements

To Increase Use &

Security

Honolulu


Hawaii Theater 1996

The Arts at Mark’s Garage 2001

Honolulu


Increased Activity =

Decreasing Crime and

Increasing Sense of

Security =

Increasing Activity…

Honolulu


Honolulu


Honolulu


Historic Buildings

•Important for

tourism and

increased use of

district.

•Need serious

upgrades and

maintenance.

•Eligible for tax

exemptions &

grants

Honolulu


Historic Preservation

•Historic Façade Improvements

•Signage

•Interpretative Installations

•Audio Walking Tours

•Heritage Trails and Connections

Honolulu


Honolulu


Heritage Tourism


What’s Working

Physical Improvements

Street Cleaning

Street Lighting

Façade Improvements

Historic Resource Maintenance

Activity

Increased Night & Day Activity

Public Events

Cultural & Arts Focus

Tourism, esp. Cultural

Business Improvements

Connection to Regional Market

Marketing Assistance

Business Development Assistance

Balance

Traditional and Modern

Young and Old

Visitor and Resident

Funding

Public-Private Partners

Sustained Support


Chinatown

Case Studies

New York

Honolulu

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