Neighborhood Improvement

Green Street Project

Maynard Avenue South, between South Main and South Jackson Streets:¬†In 2010, InterIm CDA completed construction of the Chinatown-International District’s first green street, a sidewalk on Maynard Ave. S. lined with trees, plants, benches, public art, and a self sustaining watering system that captures rain from a nearby building to water the trees, shrubs and grasses.

The Maynard Green Street demonstration project is part of our commitment to and vision for a more pedestrian-friendly and sustainable neighborhood in the Nihonmachi, or ‘Japantown’ section of the International District. ¬†Projects like this not only enhance the quality of life for residents, but also create a better environment for small businesses.

This project serves as a model of city, nonprofit, and private collaboration to make Seattle more ‘green’ and livable for all its citizens.

Call for Volunteers

To help maintain our Green Street (volunteers are coordinated through the Danny Woo Community Garden staff), contact