Zoning Handbook

The objectives of the Chinatown Sub-Area are to protect and enhance downtown's only ethnic cultural area by maintaining and expanding the existing concentration of retail uses emphasizing Chinese or Asian cultural and community facilities, as well as merchandise and related wholesale operations serving residents, visitors, tourists, and business travelers.

The general location of the Chinatown Sub-Area is from 5th to 8th Streets, N.W., between Massachusetts Avenue and H Street, N.W.

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Location of Chinatown Sub-Area

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