Sustainable Little Tokyo 2020 is a short-term community vision and action plan as we head towards the opening of the Metro Regional Connector.
SLT is creating the SLT 2020 community vision and action plan, which continues building towards our SLT 2013 vision and answers the urgent questions: When the Metro Regional Connector opens 2021, what do you want to see in Little Tokyo? How do you want our community to grow and sustain its history and culture?
Through community input from arts-based surveys and discussions, we will create a community-driven vision and action plan to continue sustaining Little Tokyo amidst the neighborhood’s many cultural, economical, and environmental changes. A draft will be shared for feedback at the Community Forum on June 28 and the vision will be finalized in August! We will unveil the community-approved SLT 2020 Vision at Nisei Week on Sunday, August 27!
For two months in 2017, we collected community input from over 125 individuals and 50 small businesses, using fun, arts-based activities at SLT and Little Tokyo Community Council meetings, Tuesday Night Cafe, LTSC + Lab's Bronzeville event, and JACCC's Ukuleles for Little Tokyo!