I have been to this neighborhood several times, and I have often thought something was missing in this part of Chinatown. This should definitely add to the pedestrian activity, expanding it northward. Quoted from the article:
If I am reading that correctly, it looks as though the Chinatown community is trying to expand northward across the Vine Street Expressway. If that is the case, any development in this part of the city would be very welcome in my opinion. Most of this part of the city is derelict industrial use. Seeing those sites give way to future development would be a big plus not only for Chinatown, but for the city in general.