Another Upzone for the CID / by An Huynh

This is an opportunity for [council members], when they do the upzone, to look at the community,” Nguyen said. “We want to preserve our identity. We need to have that discussion.

My nightmare is that 10 years from now, none of the businesses will be Vietnamese.
 Tam Nguyen, owner of Tamarind Tree restaurant, worries that development in the ID could harm its culture. (Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times)

Tam Nguyen, owner of Tamarind Tree restaurant, worries that development in the ID could harm its culture. (Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times)

Full article: http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/high-rises-in-the-chinatown-id-residents-fear-upzone-will-hurt-neighborhoods-character/

A public hearing regarding the proposed zoning changes within the Chinatown International District will take place in City Council Chambers on June 1st at 6 PM. City staff will be available to answer questions at 5:30 and there will be a short presentation on the proposal at 6:00 p.m. followed by public comment. For those who wish to testify, sign-up sheets will be available starting at 5:30 p.m.