Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce represents our diverse ethnic members to advocate and participate in many public and private projects. All the projects are relevant to the Oakland Chinatown Area, Asian cultures, public safety, environmental health, business and community improvement and so on. Contact us if you have any questions regarding the below projects.

Project name Description Status
Friends of Lincoln Square Park Capital Improvement Project Lincoln Square Park, located in the heart of Chinatown, is one of the most used parks in the City of Oakland. Lincoln Recreation Center is a 50+ year old facility, in great need of upgrading or replacing. For the past few years members of the greater Chinatown community have been working hard to be able to replace the existing facility with a brand new, and much larger, building. To learn more about this project, please go to Current
Oakland A’s Howard Terminal Project For more information please visit link: Current
Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) For more information, please click here: Current
Oakland Homeless “The Village” Project "Creating autonomous encampments on public and private land in Oakland. Providing those who have been displaced thru gentrification their basic needs and rights: housing, food, provisions, healing, and dignity. Using a diversity of tactics to reach our goals is necessary in the current political, economic and historic moment we are in: direct action and policy reform. adverse possession and purchasing lands. reparations and self-determination. serve the unsheltered and self-governance of the unsheltered." For more information, please visit Current
Downtown Oakland Specific Plan Current
Alameda County Transportation Commission Oakland-Alameda Access Project For more information, please click link here: Current
Alameda-Contra Costa Transit East Bay Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) For more information, please visit Current
Oakland Chinatown Improvement Initiative Current
Oakland Police Department Asian Advisory Committee on Crime Current
Oakland Police Department Neighborhood Crime Prevention Council Current
Oakland Small Business Week For more information, please click here: Current
Oakland Chinatown Safety Fund The Oakland Chinatown Chamber Foundation, on behalf of the Oakland Chinatown community, seeks to raise funding for: - Security cameras to be added to the existing system to help deter crime and increase merchant and visitor safety ($75,000) - Community Ambassadors to assist with programs such as multi-lingual community engagement, litter and graffiti abatement and homeless outreach, resulting in improving the quality of life and safety of the neighborhood ($18,000) - Safety Awareness educational programs for residents and merchants to promote a safe environment and community ($7,000) Current
Chinatown Business Improvement District For more information, please visit Current
Oakland Chinatown Fire Recovery Oakland Chinatown is once again hit by devastation with a five-alarm fire on the morning of September 16, 2020. We are thankful that there are no fatalities from the fire and that the 80 firefighters were able to contain the fire to one two-story building on the corner of Eighth and Webster Streets. Sixteen businesses were devastated by the fire, including T&K Café, Gum Wah Restaurant, Rang Dong Restaurant, Huangcheng Noodle, Aloha Market, Great Wall Company, and Anson Travel. A few of these businesses are interested in relocating and rebuilding their business in Oakland Chinatown. The Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce looks forward to helping these businesses re-establish themselves so that we can continue to have a variety of restaurants, retail stores, and professional businesses available to service the community. We invite you to help these businesses rebuild themselves and keep Chinatown a thriving community by making a tax-deductible donation through the Oakland Chinatown Chamber Foundation (EIN 37-1433643). The Foundation will administer grants available to the impacted businesses for the purpose of relocating and rebuilding their business in Oakland Chinatown. The following are the recipients of this grant: Aloha Market, Anson International Travel & Service, Great Wall Co., Gum Wah Restaurant, Happy Hai Company, Huang Cheng Noodle House, Li's Acupuncture Clinic, Zheng's Herbal House Past
Oakland Chinatown Resiliency and Recovery Grant Through the generous donations of the community, the Oakland Chinatown Chamber Foundation is making available the Oakland Chinatown Resiliency and Recovery Grant to Oakland Chinatown business owners who were impacted by the storefront destruction caused by looters after the demonstrations at the end of May 2020. The small grants will be available to help business owners recoup some of the funds required to make repairs on their storefronts and are limited to donations collected. The following are recipients of the Oakland Chinatown Resiliency and Recovery Grant: Golden Peacock Restaurant, Kim Van Jewelry, Gin Rummage, Ming's Tasty Restaurant, JC American LLC, Seng Seng Jewelry, China Star Express, East Bay Vision Center, Ruby King Bakery, Kim Hoa Jewelry, Kim's Watches & Jewelry, Blessed Garden Restaurant, Alice Street Bakery Cafe Past