The Chinatown Working Group wants to get the word out about tonight’s town hall meeting at P.S. 130 on Baxter Street. Everyone is welcome to attend. For the past year, the organization has been developing what they hope will be a “broadly supported community based plan” for the future of the neighborhood. By the spring, they intend to present the city with a 197A plan, a comprehensive blueprint for the development of Chinatown.
As we reported last week, their work could have reverberations well beyond the historic core of Chinatown — extending to blocks traditionally thought of as being part of the Lower East Side. Organizers describe the town hall as a “working session where everyone is encouraged to participate in smaller breakout ‘charrette’ groups, honing in on specific topics of interest or issues.” If you would like to see the Chinatown Working Group’s guiding principles or their draft working plans, visit their web site.
The town hall will be held at 7pm, at P.S. 130, the Hernando de Soto School, 143 Baxter Street.