Dept. of Community Development South Seattle Redevelopment Project Records, 1962-1977  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Seattle (Wash.). Dept. of Community Development.
Title
Dept. of Community Development South Seattle Redevelopment Project Records
Dates
1962-1977 (inclusive)
Quantity
3.4 cubic feet
Collection Number
1626-01
Summary
Records relating to redevelopment in South Seattle.
Repository
Seattle Municipal Archives
Seattle Municipal Archives
Office of the City Clerk
City of Seattle
PO Box 94728
98124-4728
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-233-7807
Fax: 206-386-9025
archives@seattle.gov
Access Restrictions

Records are open to the public.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Department of Community Development (DCD) was established in 1969, assuming the responsibilities of the City Planning Commission staff and the Urban Renewal Program, previously a division of the Executive Department. Throughout its existence, DCD administered the City's comprehensive planning and provided direction and support for the City's physical and economic development through community planning. The Department was the City agency responsible for coordinating public and private efforts toward physical redevelopment and renewal in both residential and business districts. This work was based on the social, economic, and physical needs of the target community or district.

A very large portion of the DCD budget was realized from federal funds. This reliance on federal grants significantly impacted DCD's operational focus as certain types of federal funding dried up and other funding programs emerged. The administration of the Seattle Model City Program was moved to DCD in 1970, but funding ended in 1974. All but one of the City's Urban Renewal projects were closed out in 1977. And at about the same time, the Community Development Block Grant program, a federal pass-through program, was established. Other federal funding programs included the Neighborhood Improvement Program, Targeted Neighborhood Assistance Program, Neighborhood Development Program, and Urban Development Action Grants.

These changes in funding impacted the DCD's priorities and also led to several departmental reorganizations in the 1970s and 1980s. In 1972, the Department added economic development to its responsibilities in response to an economic decline in Seattle that had begun in the late 1960s. The focus was to provide information to businesses that were expanding or relocating in Seattle. At this point, DCD was managing planning and implementation of complex projects that had interdepartmental implications, such as development of the Central Waterfront, Freeway Park, Westlake Mall, Pike Place Market renewal, and the huge renewal projects in the Yesler/Atlantic, Northlake, and South Seattle neighborhoods.

In 1974, a Mayor's task force report recommended separating policy planning from development planning and implementation. While policy work went to the newly created Office of Policy Planning, DCD's focus turned to development and operational planning with added renewal projects in the Denny Regrade and International District, among others. With the addition of Community Development Block Grant funding, as well as other federal programs, DCD grew considerably in the late 1970s.

However, with the advent of President Ronald Reagan's administration, federal funding for Seattle was curtailed. In 1982, DCD's budget was cut by twenty percent and remained flat for the next three years. In 1986, following passage of the City's Housing Levy, the Department added a new function, administering the construction of new moderate to low income housing units. In addition, DCD was the lead agency working with the University of Washington in the late 1980s to promote Seattle, nationally and internationally, as a technology center.

Mayor Norm Rice, whose first term began in 1990, reorganized the City's housing, human services, economic development, and planning functions. DCD was abolished in 1992. Its programs were relocated in several City agencies, including the newly organized Department of Neighborhoods, Department of Housing and Human Services, and Planning Department. DCD records include material from the City Planning Commission, Zoning Commission, Metropolitan Arts Commission, Board of Adjustment, and Urban Renewal Program.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Correspondence, memoranda, and reports relating to acquisition and disposition of property, and physical improvements in the South Seattle Redevelopment Project area.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], South Seattle Redevelopment Project Records, Record Series 1626-01 Box [number], Folder [number]. Seattle Municipal Archives.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

1626-01:  South Seattle Redevelopment Project Records, 1962-1977Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Correspondence
1969-1969
1/2
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Correspondence
1971-1971
1/3
South Seattle Redevelopment Project Fact Sheet
1965-1965
1/4
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Land Utilization-Marketability Study
1964-1964
1/5
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Reuse Appraisal Analysis
1965-1965
1/6
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Proposal for Economic Services
1964-1964
1/7
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Planning and Engineering Report
1965-1965
1/8
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Acquired Properties
1962-1977
1/9
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Acquisition by Condemnation
1962-1977
1/10
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Acquisition, Structures Only
1962-1977
1/11
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Acquisition
1962-1977
1/12
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Acquisition, Prices
1962-1977
1/13
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Acquisition, Justification
1962-1977
1/14
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Acquisition, Progress Report
1962-1977
1/15
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Assessor's Information
1962-1977
1/16
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Activity Reports
1962-1977
1/17
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Budget
1973-1974
1/18
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Finance, Cumulative Expenditures
1962-1977
1/19
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Tax Credits
1962-1977
1/20
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Budget, Finance
1969-1969
1/21
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Budget, Finance
1962-1977
1/22
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Demolition Operations Data
1962-1977
1/23
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Demolition, Contract #3
1962-1977
1/24
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Demolition, Contract #2
1962-1977
1/25
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Demolition, Miscellaneous
1962-1977
1/26
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Demolition, Contract #2, Labor
1962-1977
1/27
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Demolition, Contract #1, Labor
1962-1977
1/28
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Demolition, Plans and Specifications
1967-1967
2/1
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Demolition, Plans and Specifications
1967-1967
2/2
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Survey and Planning Application
1962-1962
2/3
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Law
1962-1977
2/4
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Laws, Legislation, Decisions
1962-1977
2/5
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Project Notes
1962-1977
2/6
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Public Improvements, General
1962-1977
2/7
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Streets and Curbs
1962-1977
2/8
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Memoranda
1962-1977
2/9
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Third Party Contracts
1962-1977
2/10
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Regional Letters
1962-1977
2/11
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Sewers
1962-1977
2/12
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Labor Standards Enforcement Reports
1962-1977
2/13
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Design Commission
1962-1977
2/14
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Disposition Policies, Ordinances, Documents
1962-1977
2/15
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Prospective Bidders
1962-1977
2/16
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Engineering Estimates
1962-1977
2/17
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Pacific NW Bell Telephone Litigation
1962-1977
2/18
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Seattle City Light
1962-1977
2/19
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: City Council Action
1962-1977
2/20
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Railroads
1962-1977
2/21
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Washington Natural Gas Company
1962-1977
2/22
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Mailing Lists
1962-1977
2/23
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Newsletters to Owners and Tenants
1962-1977
2/24
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Physical Progress Reports
1962-1977
2/25
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Physical Progress Reports
1962-1977
2/26
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Physical Progress Data
1962-1977
2/27
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Aaron Pest Control Company
1962-1977
2/28
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Aetna Building Maintenance Company
1962-1977
2/29
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Seattle City Light
1962-1977
2/30
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Seattle Water Department
1962-1977
3/1
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Pacific NW Bell Telephone
1962-1977
3/2
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Landscape Contract
1962-1977
3/3
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Landscaping and Sidewalk Construction
1962-1977
3/4
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Public Improvements, Undergrounding
1962-1977
3/5
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Public Improvements
1962-1977
3/6
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Public Improvements, Telephone Company
1962-1977
3/7
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Rehabilitation
1962-1977
3/8
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Land Acquisition Report
1971-1971
3/9
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Application for Loan and Grant (HUD 612)
1962-1977
3/10
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Project Improvement Report
1962-1977
3/11
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Land Disposition Report
1962-1977
3/12
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Cost Estimates and Financing Report
1962-1977
3/13
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Legal Data
1962-1977
3/14
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Tax Credits
1962-1977
3/15
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Tax Credits
1962-1977
3/16
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Disposition Correspondence, Parcels
1962-1977
3/17
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Disposition, General
1962-1977
3/18
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Disposition, General Correspondence
1962-1977
3/19
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Disposition, HUD Correspondence
1962-1977
3/20
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Disposition, Offers
1962-1977
3/21
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Disposition, Publicity
1962-1977
3/22
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Inventory
1962-1977
3/23
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Fact Sheets and Project Information
1962-1977
3/24
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Newsletters
1966-1966
3/25
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: News Clippings
1962-1977
3/26
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: History and Fact Sheet
1962-1977
3/27
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Correspondence
1970-1970
3/28
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Correspondence, General
1965-1972
3/29
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Memoranda
1962-1977
3/30
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Survey and Planning Application
1962-1962
3/31
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Application for Loan and Grant, Parts I and II
1965-1965
3/32
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Application for Loan and Grant, Second Amendatory
1968-1968
4/1
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Acquisition, General
1974-1974
4/2
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Correspondence, General
1972-1974
4/3
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Loans and Grants
1971-1974
4/4
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Non-Cash Grants-in-Aid
1973-1974
4/5
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Financing, General
1974-1974
4/6
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Disposition, General
1971-1977
4/7
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Planning, General
1972-1972
4/8
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Legal, General
1965-1974
4/9
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Project Closeout, General
1973-1974
4/10
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Status of Land Acquisition, Disposal, and Redevelopment
1975-1975
4/11
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Physical Progress Reports
1974-1974
4/12
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Relocation and Property Management, General
1974-1974
4/13
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Rehabilitation, Brown Engineering
1973-1973
4/14
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Property Owners, General
1965-1972
4/15
South Seattle Redevelopment Project: Project Improvements, General
1971-1975

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Acquisition of property--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Housing rehabilitation--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Land use--Planning--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Sewers--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Urban renewal--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Corporate Names :
  • Pacific Northwest Bell Telephone Company.
  • Seattle (Wash.). Dept. of Community Development.
  • Washington Natural Gas Company.
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)