Deadline extended for submission to serve on the International Special Review District Board (ISRD)

The deadline for submission of a cover letter and resume for one of two Mayoral appointee seats on the ISRD Board has been extended through Jan. 4th. We are seeking individuals who are architects and who have an interest in historic preservation and/or familiarity with the Chinatown/International District. If you know of interested and qualified candidates, please share this information.   Click here for more information.

Join us for the grand re-opening of the International Children’s Park on Saturday, March 3, 2012 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.


The community celebration will feature performances by the International School of Martial Arts lion dancers and the Morning Star Korean Cultural Center youth performance group.

This community driven park renovation revitalizes a loved neighborhood park!  The new park is inviting with open site lines and lots of usable space.  The old shelter has been restored with ample gathering and seating space. The play area offers new and varied play opportunities including drums! 

This park renovation was supported in part with $79,000 from the Neighborhood Matching Fund.

Nihonmachi Green Street Celebrates Completion

The first “green street” in the Chinatown/International District celebrated its official grand opening on November 19, including a blessing of the plants with water from a traditional pump made in Japan.  The design honors the Japanese American experience in Seattle, in the Nihonmachi area on Maynard Avenue South, between Main and Jackson.  The project was awarded $96,600  from the Neighborhood Matching Fund Large Project Fund.   More information can be found at, and photos here