Preserve and develop the City and County of San Francisco's
historic Japantown as a culturally and commercially enriched
neighborhood and district, and as a local, national, and international
Strengthen the ethnic diversity of the City and County of
San Francisco by bringing together the history and culture
of the Nikkei community at and within Japantown for all persons
to enjoy and share;
Create an atmosphere of safety, beauty,
vitality, and prosperity for the present and future residents,
organizations, institutions, and businesses residing or
located in Japantown.
as an historical center, a cultural capital, and a community
center for people of Japanese ancestry in America
Expand and strengthen cultural institutions, including
religious and social groups
Encourage and promote location of Japanese/Japanese
American arts, cultural, entertainment and history,
Ensure inclusiveness of ideas and values of the community's
multi-generational, multi-cultural, multi-racial,
and multilingual or non-English-speaking members
as a thriving commercial and retail district
Strengthen visitor / tourist activity within Japantown.
Expand and strengthen participation in existing merchants
Attract and promote new business and investment, especially
those businesses that promote products and services
unique to the Japanese culture.Objective 4
Same as above but Japanese American culture>
Coordinate with local merchants association to develop
and implement a marketing plan to promote Japantown
locally, regionally and worldwide.
Expand market support for retailing in Japantown,
including securing a high foot-traffic, retail demand
generator replacement strategic in the event of AMC
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Japantown as a neighborhood of residents, community-based
organizations and institutions, and neighborhood services.
Develop strategies and mechanisms for community control
or influence of changes in land use, property, and
business ownership within Japantown to promote changes
that would benefit the community and to ensure that
changes would have positive impact on the community.
Expand, intensify and broaden the residential market
in Japantown as a means to generate greater support
for and diversify the retail base, neighborhood services
and cultural institutions.
Encourage neighborhood-serving businesses (such as
laundry, bakery, professional services, cafes, etc.).
Promote neighborhood safety at all hours of the day.
Sustain, strengthen and expand existing community-based
organizations and institutions, and systems of social
support and services.
Japantown's physical environment so that it contributes
to the diverse cultural, economic, and neighborhood
vitality of the community.
Develop a cohesive urban design vision for Japantown
by highlighting its center and better defining its
edges so that the place is welcoming and visually
unique to its surroundings with a streetscape vocabulary
that reflects Japantown's unique history and cultural
and community identity.
Improve and upgrade the physical appearance of Japantown's
commercial district to ensure continued financial
viability of Japantown.
Encourage the design of buildings, plazas, street
furniture, ornament, and landscape to reflect the
history of Japantown and to contribute to community
Provide a streetscape that is safe, lively, pleasant,
Provide sufficient open space and playgrounds for
residents and visitors.
Provide easy access to Japantown for all ages-by foot,
car, bicycle, and public transportation.