Chinatown Action Summit

  • Golden Palace Restaurant 111 N King St Honolulu, HI, 96817 United States

If you love the streets, culture and energy of Honolulu’s Chinatown, please join us on Saturday, June 27, to be part of the conversation on making neighborhood improvements happen! This is a community-based planning effort brought to you by the City & County of Honolulu, the State of Hawaii, and local cultural, civic, arts, business and community groups.

The Summit will be in interactive event that builds on several prior and current planning efforts, including the recent Chinatown Community Discussions hosted by area elected officials, Rediscovering Chinatown Honolulu (2006), the Chinatown Riverwalk Revitalization and Downtown Connectivity Study (2011), and the Downtown Neighborhood Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Plan (2015).

The goal of the event is to identify and prioritize near-term actions that can be implemented fairly quickly; while refining strategies for longer term projects associated with preparation for rail transit and TOD. It will also look forward to economic opportunities associated with the advent of rail and TOD, improved wayfinding and business access, the new economy and “makers and doers” initiatives, and other emerging issues. 


The central themes include:

  • The New Thriving Economy, which includes topics on Productivity & Entrepreneurship (makers and doers); reinforcing Activity Zones and Frontages; and Connectivity.
  • People, Stories & Celebration, which includes topics on Heritage & Culture; Wayfinding & Communication; and Improving Public Space.
  • Fundamental Ingredients, which includes topics on Cleanliness & Sustainability; Housing and Homelessness; Safety & Security; and Regulations & Ordinances.