A team from Global Green USA completed its site visit to Chinatown/International District, including Little Saigon, between May 9 and 11. The site visit is part of their Neighborhood Sustainability Assessment for the Chinatown/International District based on the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design – Neighborhood Development (LEED – ND) standards. The assessment will help the community develop a holistic approach to sustaining the Chinatown/International District/Little Saigon neighborhood’s cultural, economic, social, and historical qualities.
The Office of Planning and Community Development (OPCD) is partnering with the Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation & Development Authority (SCIDpda) to improve the Chinatown/International District/Little Saigon neighborhood’s environmental performance in ways that will enhance its unique character.
Around 100 people stopped by the Little Saigon Business District planning booth at the August 24 Celebrate Little Saigon festival. Festival-goers from Seattle and other parts of King County including Issaquah, Lynnwood, Bellevue, and Tukwila had a chance to talk with DPD Community Development staff and Friends of Little Saigon volunteers about what they like about Little Saigon and their dreams for the future of the business district.