Greenwood Neighborhood Service Center Records, 1970-2010  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Seattle (Wash.). Dept. of Neighborhoods
Title
Greenwood Neighborhood Service Center Records
Dates
1970-2010 (inclusive)
1988-2003 (bulk)
Quantity
6.5 cubic feet, (16 boxes)
Collection Number
5752-06
Summary
Records relating to neighborhood planning and activities in Greenwood and other neighborhoods of north 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
Sponsor
Funding for processing this record series was provided through a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Seattle has a network of Neighborhood Service Centers located throughout the city to provide citizens with information about Seattle services and programs. The customer service representatives assist more than 225,000 residents each year to obtain pet licences, pay City Light and Combined Utility bills, pay traffic tickets, apply for U.S. passports, and find information about city jobs. District coordinators are involved in neighborhood planning processes, serve as staff to the neighborhood district councils, and provide a wide range of information services to the community.

Seven Community Service Centers were established in 1973 under the direction of the Citizens Service Bureau to provide decentralized local government services to Seattle’s neighborhoods. The program was inspired by Boston’s successful “Little City Halls” concept, but budget constraints made it impossible to create as comprehensive a system. The original sites of the community centers were in the neighborhoods served by the Model City Program.

In 1974, the service center program was transferred to the Department of Human Resources (DHR). Under DHR, the service centers continued to provide decentralized City services, but also expanded into community-based social service delivery. In 1978, four of the centers were designated collection centers where citizens could pay utility bills and resolve billing issues. In addition, senior services, voter registration, animal licensing, and low income energy program assistance were instituted at the centers. During the 1980s and 1990s, the various service centers offered neighborhood legal clinics, IRS tax assistance, health and nutrition services, and a wide variety of other services.

The Department of Neighborhoods (DON) was created in 1991 and jurisdiction over community service centers was transferred from DHR. The Community Service Center Division was created within DON; in 1992 the division name was changed to the Neighborhood Service Centers (NSC) Division. In 1999, the Neighborhood Matching Fund and P-Patch Programs were merged with the NSC to create the Community Building Division. From the 1990s through 2010, the NSC program included staff in thirteen centers, including seven collection centers. Budget cuts forced the closing of six service centers in early 2011.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Records of Neighborhood District Coordinator, Beth Pflug, the Greenwood Arts Council, and Greenwood Council member, Joan James. Topics include neighborhood planning, the annual Greenwood Arts Walk, and north Seattle community organizations. James’ papers document her environmental and neighborhood activism and include files on the Department of Parks and Recreation’s Green Lake –Portage Bay Water Quality Project and the Household Hazardous Waste Work Group, which advised the Seattle Solid Waste Utility on siting a hazardous waste collection site in the north end. Neighborhood planning records also include files of Neighborhood Planning Office Project Manager, Dottie DeCoster, and neighborhood planning committees.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], Greenwood Neighborhood Service Center Records , Record Series 5752-06. Box [number], Folder [number]. Seattle Municipal Archives.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Neighborhood Planning Files, 1970-2010Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Aurora Avenue Action Agenda
2007-2008
1/2
Aurora Avenue - Phoenix Plan, housing Re-develop Guidelines
2004-2007
1/3
Aurora Corridor Traffic Safety Project
2008-2009
1/4
Aurora - Licton Springs Planning
1996-1998
1/5
Aurora - Licton Springs Planning
1997-1998
1/6
Aurora - Licton Springs Planning
1999
1/7
Aurora - Licton Springs Plan Status
2002-2009
1/8
North Aurora Action Project
2006-2007
1/9
North Aurora Action Project Task Force
2007-2008
1/10
Broadview / Haller Lake / Bitter Lake Planning
1997-1999
1/11
Broadview / Haller Lake / Bitter Lake Plan Status
2003-2010
1/12
Broadview / Haller Lake / Bitter Lake Plan Update
2007-2010
2/1
Broadview / Haller Lake Surveys
1997-1998
2/2
Broadview Tomorrow
1994-1995
2/3
Broadview Tomorrow
1995
2/4
Haller Lake Street End Project
2003
15/12
Linden Avenue Street Design Project (EIF)
1999-2000
15/13
Linden Avenue Street Design Project (EIF)
2000
15/14
Linden Avenue Street Design Project (EIF)
2001-2002
2/5
Linden Avenue Task Force
1999-2007
2/6
Broadview - Haller Lake Neighborhood Planning Organizing Committee - Consultants
1997-1998
2/7
Broadview - Haller Lake Neighborhood Planning Organizing Committee - Plan Drafts
1998
2/8
Broadview - Haller Lake Neighborhood Planning Organizing Committee - Meetings
1996-1998
2/9
Broadview - Haller Lake Neighborhood Planning Organizing Committee - Meetings
1996-1998
2/10
Broadview - Haller Lake Neighborhood Planning Organizing Committee - NPO Office
1997
2/11
Broadview - Haller Lake Neighborhood Planning Organizing Committee - Jet City Maven
1997-1998
2/12
Broadview - Haller Lake Neighborhood Planning Organizing Committee - Land Use Committee
1997-1998
2/13
Broadview - Haller Lake Neighborhood Planning Organizing Committee - Land Use Committee
1998
2/14
Broadview - Haller Lake Neighborhood Planning Organizing Committee - Outreach
1998
3/1
Broadview - Haller Lake Neighborhood Planning Organizing Committee - Scope of Work
1996-1997
3/2
Broadview - Haller Lake Neighborhood Planning Organizing Committee - Transportation
1997
3/3
Broadview - Haller Lake Neighborhood Planning Organizing Committee - Urban Village
1996-1997
3/4
Broadview - Haller Lake Neighborhood Planning Committee - Comments, Surveys
1998-1999
3/5
Broadview - Haller Lake Neighborhood Planning Committee - Committee Notes, Agendas
1996-1998
3/6
Broadview - Haller Lake Neighborhood Planning Committee - Comprehensive Plan Information
undated
3/7
Broadview - Haller Lake Neighborhood Planning Committee - Correspondence
1998-1999
3/8
Broadview - Haller Lake Neighborhood Planning Committee - Correspondence
1999
3/9
Broadview - Haller Lake Neighborhood Planning Committee - Neighborhood / City Service Agreement
1997-1998
3/10
Broadview - Haller Lake Neighborhood Planning Committee - Outreach Materials
1997-1999
3/11
Broadview - Haller Lake Neighborhood Planning Committee - Steering Committee Procedures
undated
4/1
Broadview - Haller Lake Neighborhood Planning Committee - Transportation Issues
1998
4/2
Broadview - Haller Lake Neighborhood Planning Committee - Working Papers
1997
4/3
Green Lake 2020, Neighborhood Plan
1998-2000
4/4
Greenwood Association for an Improved Neighborhood Safe Streets Campaign
1994
4/5
Greenwood / Phinney Neighborhood Planning
1996
4/6
Greenwood / Phinney Neighborhood Planning
1996-1998
4/7
Greenwood / Phinney Neighborhood Planning Documentation Notebook
1995-1996
4/8
Greenwood / Phinney Neighborhood Planning Documentation Notebook
1996
4/9
Greenwood / Phinney Neighborhood Planning Documentation Notebook
1996
5/1
Greenwood / Phinney Neighborhood Planning Documentation Notebook
1997
5/2
Greenwood / Phinney Neighborhood Planning Early Implementation Funds
1999-2004
5/3
Greenwood / Phinney Neighborhood Planning Early Implementation Funds
1999-2001
5/4
Greenwood / Phinney Neighborhood Planning Early Implementation Funds Contract
1999-2000
5/5
Greenwood / Phinney Neighborhood Planning Early Implementation Funds End of Year 2003
2003-2004
5/6
Greenwood / Phinney Neighborhood Plan
1996-1998
5/7
Greenwood / Phinney Neighborhood Plan
1995-1999
5/8
Greenwood / Phinney Neighborhood Plan
1998-2009
5/9
Greenwood / Phinney Neighborhood Planning Phase II
1997
5/10
Greenwood / Phinney Neighborhood Planning Phase II
1997
5/11
Greenwood Plans and Surveys
1970-1994
5/12
Greenwood Redevelopment Plans
2001-2005
6/1
Greenwood / Phinney Neighborhood Planning Survey
1996
6/2
Greenwood / Phinney Neighborhood Planning Survey - Town Meeting
undated
6/3
Greenwood Town Center
2002-2010
6/4
Greenwood Town Center Plan
2001-2002
6/5
Greenwood Town Center Transportation Plan
2004
6/6
Greenwood Transportation Design Project
2004-2006
6/7
Greenwood Urban Village Info
1997-1998
6/8
Greenwood / Phinney Ridge Neighborhood Planning Organizing Committee
1996-1997
6/9
Greenwood / Phinney Ridge Neighborhood Planning Steering Committee
1997-1998
6/10
Greenwood / Phinney Ridge Neighborhood Planning Steering Committee
1995-1998
6/11
Greenwood / Phinney Ridge Neighborhood Planning Steering Committee
1996-1997
6/12
Greenwood / Phinney Ridge Neighborhood Planning Steering Committee
1997-1999
7/1
Greenwood Neighborhood Planning Outreach - Ambassadors
1995-1997
7/2
Greenwood Neighborhood Planning Outreach - Block Watch Outreach
1997-1998
7/3
Greenwood Neighborhood Planning Outreach - Door Hanger Brigade
undated
7/4
Greenwood Neighborhood Planning Outreach - Future Newsletters / Flyers
undated
7/5
Greenwood Neighborhood Planning Outreach - General Outreach
1998
7/6
Greenwood Neighborhood Planning Outreach - Historic Gems Building Ballot
undated
7/7
Greenwood Neighborhood Planning Outreach - Historic Greenwood - Phinney Class
1998
7/8
Greenwood Neighborhood Planning Outreach - Local Organization Outreach
1997
7/9
Greenwood Neighborhood Planning Outreach - Meeting Agendas, G/P Planning Committee
1997-1998
7/10
Greenwood Neighborhood Planning Outreach - Most Commonly Asked Questions
1997
7/11
Greenwood Neighborhood Planning Outreach - Newsletters, Flyers
1997-1998
7/12
Greenwood Neighborhood Planning Outreach - Outreach Plan
undated
7/13
Greenwood Neighborhood Planning Outreach - Preparatory Design Meeting
1997
7/14
Neighborhood Planning (General) - NPI / Plan Priorities
2003-2004
7/15
Neighborhood Planning (General) - NPI / Plan Priorities
2005-2006
7/16
Neighborhood Planning (General) - Northwest District Planning
1993-1994
7/17
Neighborhood Planning (General) - Northwest Sector Meeting
2000-2002
7/18
Neighborhood Planning (General) - Northwest Sector
2003-2004
7/19
Neighborhood Planning (General) - Vision Seattle (Comprehensive Plan)
1993-1994

Subject Files, 1980-2004Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
7/20
Carkeek Park / Piper's Creek Watershed
1990-2002
7/21
Carkeek Cascade (Incl. Drawing)
2002
7/22
Densmore Drainage Basin
2001
8/1
Greenwood Bus Shelter (Includes Photographs)
1993-1995
8/2
Greenwood Clock
1980-1994
8/3
Greenwood History
1988-2002
8/4
Greenwood Low Income Housing
2001
8/5
Greenwood / Phinney Park
1999-2000
8/6
Greenwood / Phinney Park
1999-2000
16/1
Greenwood Park Bid Drawings
2002
8/7
Greenwood Park - Children's Drawings
undated
8/8
Greenwood Park Construction Meeting
2002-2003
8/9
Greenwood Park Development
2001-2003
8/10
Greenwood Park Emblems
undated
8/11
Greenwood Park - Greenwood Green Space Slide Presentation
1996
8/12
Greenwood Park - Growing and Gathering: An Adaptive Re-Use Plan for Greenwood Greenhouse, by R. Walls
1999
8/13
Greenwood Park - Japanese American Photo Permissions
2002
9/1
Greenwood Park - Kongsgaard / Goldman Foundation
2001
9/2
Greenwood Park Landscape Design Drawing
undated
9/3
Greenwood Park Photographs
undated
16/2
Greenwood Park Posters
2001-2004
9/4
Greenwood Park - Pro Parks Acquisition
2002
9/5
Greenwood Park - Starbucks Grant
2001
9/6
Greenwood Park Steering Committee Meetings
2000-2001
9/7
Greenwood School
1998-2002
9/8
Greenwood Welcome Information
1993
9/9
Interurban Bicycle Path Proposal
1998
9/10
Main Street Design Project
2000
9/11
Neighborhood Appreciation Day
1994-2000
9/12
Neighborhood Coalition
2001
9/13
Project Impact
2002
9/14
SEATTLE Street Project
1999-2000
9/15
Small Sparks Projects
undated
9/16
SR 99 Corridor Safety Project
1992-2002
9/17
Wilson Pacific School / Interim Use Plan
1992-1994

Community Organizations Files, 1989-2005Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
9/18
Aurora Avenue Merchants Association
1991-2002
9/19
Aurora Avenue Merchants Association
1994-2003
10/1
Broadview / Bitter Lake Coalition
1992-2003
10/2
Broadview Community Council
1989-2003
10/3
Carkeek Play Ground Improvement Committee
1994-1996
10/4
Free the Trees
2004-2005
10/5
Friends of Linden Orchard
2002-2004
10/6
Green Lake Chamber of Commerce
1993-1999
10/7
Green Lake Park Alliance
1996-2000
10/8
Greenwood Community Council
1996-2000
10/9
Greenwood Revitalization Task Force
1993-1994
10/10
Haller Lake Community Council
1995-2003
10/11
Haller Lake Community Council Splashes
1994-2003
10/12
Korean Community Counseling Center
1992-1993
11/1
Licton Springs Community Council
1996-2002
11/2
North End Coalition
1999-2001
11/3
Northwest District Council
1996
11/4
Phinney Neighborhood Association
1993-2002
11/5
Phinney Ridge Community Council
1993-2003

Greenwood Arts Council Files, 1994-2003Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
11/6
Greenwood Arts Council
1994-1997
11/7
Greenwood Arts Council
1995-1997
11/8
Greenwood Arts Council
1994-1999
11/9
Greenwood / Phinney Art Walk Grant Application
1995
11/10
Greenwood Art Walk
1995-1998
11/11
Greenwood Art Walk - Artist Agreements
1996
11/12
Greenwood Art Walk
1997
11/13
Greenwood Art Walk - Artist Agreements
1997
12/1
Greenwood Art Walk
1998
12/2
Greenwood Art Walk- Artist Agreements
1998
12/3
Greenwood Art Walk Map Project
1998
12/4
Greenwood Art Walk
1999
12/5
Greenwood Art Walk- Artist Agreements
1999
12/6
Greenwood Art Walk Artist/Business List
1999
12/7
Greenwood Art Walk Press Information
1999
12/8
Greenwood Art Walk
2000
12/9
Greenwood Art Walk - Artist Agreements
2000
12/10
Greenwood Art Walk (Incl. Photographs)
2001
12/11
Greenwood Art Walk - Artist Agreements
2001
12/12
Greenwood Art Walk Participants
2001
12/13
Greenwood Art Walk
2002
12/14
Greenwood Art Walk - Participation Agreements
2002
13/1
Greenwood Art Walk Brochures
1996-2003
13/2
Greenwood Art Walk Directory
1994-1995
13/3
Greenwood Art Walk Letters to Business
1996-1998
13/4
Greenwood Art Walk Photographs
undated
13/5
Greenwood Art Walk Work Plans
1997-1998
13/6
Greenwood Art Walk
undated
13/7
Greenwood Arts Council Arts Up Program
2001
13/8
Greenwood Arts Council Call for Artist Examples
undated
13/9
Greenwood Arts Council Information Letters
1998
13/10
Greenwood Arts Council Kiosk Project - Manager's Notebook
1997-2001
13/11
Greenwood Arts Council Kiosk Project - Manager's Notebook
1997-2001
13/12
Greenwood Arts Council Kiosk Project
1997-2002
14/1
Greenwood Arts Council Kiosk Project
2000-2002
14/2
Greenwood Arts Council Performance Information
1997-2000
14/3
Greenwood Arts Council Performing Arts Information
1996-1997
14/4
Greenwood Arts Council Press Information
1996-1999

Joan James Papers, 1988-1994Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
14/5
Citizens' Water Quality Advisory Committee (METRO)
1988-1990
14/6
Citizens' Water Quality Advisory Committee (METRO)
1989
14/7
Citizens' Water Quality Advisory Committee (METRO) - Cedar River Watershed
1989
14/8
Citizens' Water Quality Advisory Committee (METRO) - CSO Drafts
1989
14/9
Citizens' Water Quality Advisory Committee (METRO) - Green Duwamish CSO
1989
14/10
Citizens' Water Quality Advisory Committee (METRO) - Metro Monitor Issue Paper on Spill Prevention
1989
14/11
Citizens' Water Quality Advisory Committee (METRO) - Piper's Creek
1988-1994
14/12
Citizens' Water Quality Advisory Committee (METRO) - Piper's Creek
1989-1990
15/1
Green Lake - Portage Bay Water Quality Project
1988-1989
15/2
Green Lake - Portage Bay Water Quality Project
1988-1990
15/3
Green Lake - Portage Bay Water Quality Project
1988-1989
15/4
Green Lake - Portage Bay Water Quality Project
1988-1989
15/5
Green Lake Water Quality Restoration
1990-1994
15/6
Hazardous Waste
1989
15/7
(North End) Household Hazardous Waste Working Group - Criteria
1989-1990
15/8
(North End) Household Hazardous Waste Working Group - Plan
1989-1994
15/9
Seattle Drainage and Wastewater Utility
1988
15/10
Traffic Circle
1989
15/11
Volunteers of America House
1989

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Art--Washington--Seattle
  • Aurora Avenue (Seattle and Shoreline, Wash.)
  • Bitter Lake (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Broadview (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Green Lake (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Greenwood (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Neighborhood planning--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Neighborhoods--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Phinney Ridge (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Water quality--Washington--King County
  • Personal Names :
  • Pflug, Beth
  • Corporate Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.). Dept. of Neighborhoods
  • Greenwood Arts Council (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Seattle (Wash.). Neighborhood Planning Office
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Architectural drawings
  • Snapshots