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July 13, 2019

Chinatown Calls for Protective Zoning for Historic Row Houses: Community Fears Loss of Housing and History of Working Immigrant Families

To keep Chinatown a home for working class immigrants we call for the preservation and protection of Chinatown’s historic row houses. While the community seeks to keep more row houses from physically disappearing due to institutional expansion and development, the nature and purpose of row houses is threatened by other forms of gentrification such as quick building turnover, short-term rentals and condo conversion.

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