About the Chinatown Revitalization Plan

The City of Salinas and its Chinatown neighborhood partners are undertaking a community-led planning process to continue the revitalization of this critical neighborhood located near the Intermodal Transportation Center (ITC) and Salinas Downtown. The process will build on the extensive work from the 2007 and 2010 Plans to develop updated recommendations and implementation strategies to address the housing, access, mobility, and socioeconomic needs of the neighborhood. Economic conditions slowed the implementation of strategies detailed in prior planning efforts. New economic conditions required an updated study to meet the current needs of the neighborhood.

The 2017-18 Chinatown Revitalization Plan will support the social, environmental and economic health of Salinas’ historic Chinatown district. The strategies, recommendations, and concepts developed through this planning process will guide both future private, public, and social investment. Short and long-term strategies will help identify priorities that will support City staff and partners in proactively managing neighborhood land and resources. As with all Salinas planning efforts, public input is critical and participation is vitally needed from business, service providers and the public.