KODA Condominiums/Da-Li Development Receives Seattle’s First Artwashing Achievement Award

Seattle Artist Coalition for Equitable Development announced Thursday, August 1st, that KODA Condominiums/Da-Li Development is the recipient of its first ever Artwashing Achievement Award. In solidarity with ongoing anti-displacement efforts of the Chinatown International District (CID) Coalition/Humbows Not Hotels, Parisol // Pacific Rim Solidarity Network, Seattle Asians for Black Lives, the Historically Redlined Communities Coalition, … Continue reading KODA Condominiums/Da-Li Development Receives Seattle’s First Artwashing Achievement Award

#WeAreKeiro Rally Tomorrow!

Keiro family, staff, and community will hold a rally Saturday, 7/13, from 3-6pm outside Nikkei Manor, to demand the Keiro Northwest board pursue partnership with a non-profit agency in order to continue Keiro services for API elders and protect the jobs of nearly 300 dedicated staff. Please come out tomorrow to show your support! Read … Continue reading #WeAreKeiro Rally Tomorrow!

Reportback from ISRD Meeting on proposed demo of Bush Garden

Tuesday’s International Special Review District (ISRD) Board meeting on the proposed demolition of the historic Bush Garden building for a 17-story luxury development was troubling to say the least. We wanted to share a few of our concerns and takeaways: Vibrant Cities & James Wong are clearly coordinating with other developers and supporters of speculative … Continue reading Reportback from ISRD Meeting on proposed demo of Bush Garden

Press Release: CID Coalition Supports I-1000

The Chinatown International District (CID) Coalition supports I-1000 – an initiative that will promote equal opportunity and shared success to everyone in Washington state through better wages, jobs, and affordable, quality higher education by amending a 1998 state ban on equal opportunity programs. It has come to our attention that a lobbying group representing a … Continue reading Press Release: CID Coalition Supports I-1000

Dear Gentrifiers: You Did Not “Discover” the CID, So Stop Calling Us a “Hot, New Neighborhood”

We reached out to Seattle Magazine on April 12, to share our concerns that their March cover story advertising the "secret sweet spots" in Chinatown-International District, Beacon Hill, Columbia City, Angle Lake, and other "Hot Neighborhoods" erases the communities of color who built these neighborhoods and feeds the displacement crisis in Seattle. Read our letter to … Continue reading Dear Gentrifiers: You Did Not “Discover” the CID, So Stop Calling Us a “Hot, New Neighborhood”

Protect the Chinatown International District Community from Runaway Development

Chinatown International District is at a crossroads. Down one possible path is a vibrant community of elders, youth, immigrants and workers thriving in a neighborhood that has survived despite 150 years of exclusion, redlining and city neglect. Down the other, the city and developers whitewash what Da-Li Development Chairman James Hsieh called the “old, dirty and … Continue reading Protect the Chinatown International District Community from Runaway Development

People Over Profit: Why We Say #NoKODA

As the first luxury high-rise in the Chinatown International District, KODA will trigger displacement of longtime residents, mom & pop businesses, cultural institutions and community organizations. The CID received the highest score of all Seattle neighborhoods for risk of displacement in the City's Seattle 2035 Growth and Equity report, while over 350 low-income API families … Continue reading People Over Profit: Why We Say #NoKODA

CID Community Protests Ground Breaking of First Luxury High Rise

Chinatown-International District (CID) Coalition, InterIm Community Development Association, and community members and residents protested the groundbreaking of KODA Condominiums on Thursday, February 28, in Seattle’s historic Nihonmachi (Japantown). Da Li Development and Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty broke ground on KODA Condominiums Thursday morning. KODA’s marketing and design team spoke to government officials and other invited … Continue reading CID Community Protests Ground Breaking of First Luxury High Rise