Who We Are

The Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority (SCIDpda) is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving, promoting, and developing the Seattle Chinatown International District.

SCIDpda is a neighborhood-based community developer. We were started by the community in 1975 with the aforementioned mission to preserve, promote and develop the Seattle Chinatown International District as a vibrant community and unique ethnic neighborhood. We have over a 40-year success record of increasing neighborhood sustainability through innovative programs and projects that balance development and preservation.

A community’s strength comes from its members taking the initiative to shape its future. We engage and mobilize community members to develop collaborative solutions to meet neighborhood priorities. Our multilingual staff is able to communicate easily with residents, business owners, and neighborhood workers to establish trusting partnerships


Watch our 40th anniversary video to learn more about who we are and what we do.