Landmark Project Timeline

20122020 Little Saigon Action Plan identifies community ownership and control as critical to combatting displacement and gentrification that threaten the existence of Seattle’s Vietnamese community. On September 4, Seattle City Council approves Resolution 31403 after a significant advocacy effort by FLS and partners. The resolution authorizes a Feasibility Study for the development of a “Landmark Project.”

2014Feasibility Study is completed in collaboration with Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority (SCIDpda), identifying potential sites, uses, and massing studies to recommend a financially sustainable model of the Landmark project.

2016 – FLS completes the Landmark Community Engagement Report to ensure that the needs of the diverse and changing Vietnamese community still guide the Landmark Project vision.

2018 – Landmark Project becomes one of the “demonstration” projects to receive funding from the Seattle Equitable Development Initiative (EDI) housed in Seattle’s Office of Planning and Community Development (OPCD). The EDI was created following FLS advocacy efforts in collaboration with the Race and Social Equity Taskforce.

2022 – FLS develops the 2030 Little Saigon Action Plan, providing a road map to guide the Little Saigon community and community partners as they work together to achieve the neighborhood Vision. The Plan includes priorities for diverse small businesses, housing affordability, infrastructure & amenities, and collaboration, all of which are vital components of the Little Saigon Landmark project.

2023FLS closes on the Landmark site at 10th Ave South and South Jackson Street. FLS will own and manage the approximately 7,500 sq. ft. for the Vietnamese Culture and Economic Center, which should contain commercial kitchen(s), space for vendor stalls, open seating, office space, and flexible space for cultural activations.