Dept. of Community Development Yesler-Atlantic Parcel Appraisals, 1961-1985  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Seattle (Wash.). Dept. of Community Development
Title
Dept. of Community Development Yesler-Atlantic Parcel Appraisals
Dates
1961-1985 (inclusive)
Quantity
6.0 cubic feet, (16 boxes)
Collection Number
1627-03
Summary
Appraisals of property as part of the Yesler-Atlantic Neighborhood Improvement Project.
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

The Department of Community Development administered the City's comprehensive plan and provided direction and support for the City's physical and economic development through community planning. DCD was established in 1969 and assumed the responsibilities of the City Planning Commission and the Urban Renewal Program. In 1972, the Office of Economic Development was created in the Department to provide information to businesses that were expanding or relocating in Seattle. DCD was the lead agency for implementing various types of grant funded projects, such as the Neighborhood Improvement Program, Targeted Neighborhood Assistance Program, and Neighborhood Development Program. DCD was abolished in 1992 and its programs were relocated in the Department of Neighborhoods, Department of Housing and Human Services, Planning Department, and other agencies. DCD records include material from the City Planning Commission, Zoning Commission, Metropolitan Arts Commission, Board of Adjustment, and Urban Renewal Program.

The City Planning Commission was created in 1924 to prepare plans and gather data for the development of the City, to advise City Council on current problems and long range planning, and to participate in administration of the City's Zoning Ordinance. An independent nine-member commission was established with adoption of a new City Charter in 1946. It was provided with authority to hire as needed to carry out its planning and advisory functions. The Planning Commission also administered the Board of Adjustment following its creation in 1957.

The city planning process was reorganized in 1980 and the Commission's planning function was transferred to the Department of Community Development. The current Commission is an advisory agency that reviews development plans and reports to the Mayor and City Council. It is composed of 15 members, all of whom must be Seattle citizens.

In 1959, a City ordinance designated the area "bounded by Yesler Way, Empire Way South, Lake Way, Rainier Avenue South, and 14th Avenue South" a "blighted area" and proposed an urban renewal project -- the 340-acre Yesler-Atlantic Neighborhood Improvement Project -- which would fund "rehabilitation, redevelopment, or a combination thereof" with federal dollars. The City was authorized to apply for $89,200 to fund plans and surveys of the area; this figure was later amended to $137,854. A $2 million capital grant was requested to demolish decaying structures and construct and install "streets, utilities, parks, playgrounds...public buildings or facilities..."; displaced families would be relocated.

In 1959, when the federal government expressed concern about the costs of funding the entire project, the area to be improved was divided into two sections (the Yesler-Atlantic "U" and the "T," so named for the shape of the areas covered). The 137-acre "T" was selected as the first to undergo development because a large non-cash grant would accrue from the construction of the New Washington Junior High School in the "T" area. Survey and planning of the area began in 1960.

In 1966, a new plan for the Yesler-Atlantic neighborhood was approved; structural inspections and an economic feasibility study were carried out, and a new project plan was created. A public hearing was scheduled for discussion of the new plan, and some property owners petitioned to have the hearing delayed on the grounds that the City Council had not made known the special procedures that applied to urban renewal hearings. Although their request was denied, the resulting litigation would delay the start of the project until 1968. In 1968, the project received HUD approval. By 1973, 42 homes had been rehabilitated, new complexes had been constructed, and a new park had been completed.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Itemized appraisals, 1961-1970, of real property, including structures. Used for documenting conditions in the neighborhood and for property acquisitions for the Yesler-Atlantic Street Neighborhood Improvement Project, which was comprised of 137 acres in the central core of the city. Also includes appraisals, 1971-1985, of disposition parcels owned by the City in the Project area. Appraisals include photographs of the property and appraisals of comparable sales in the neighborhood.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], Yesler-Atlantic Parcel Appraisals, Record Series 1627-03. 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.

1627-03:  Yesler-Atlantic Parcel Appraisals, 1961-1985Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Parcel Data T Stage Vol. I
1961
1/2
Parcel Data T Stage Vol. I
1961
1/3
Parcel Data T Stage Vol. II
1961
1/4
Parcel Data T Stage Vol. II
1961
1/5
Parcel Data T Stage Vol. III
1961
1/6
Parcel Data T Stage Vol. III
1961
1/7
Parcel Data T Stage Vol. III
1961
1/8
Parcel Data T Stage Vol. IV
1961
1/9
Parcel Data T Stage Vol. IV
1961
1/10
Parcel Data T Stage Vol. V
1961
2/1
Parcel Data T Stage Vol. V
1961
2/2
Parcel Data T Stage Vol. VI
1961
2/3
Parcel Data T Stage Vol. VI
1961
2/4
Appraisals Vol 1 Comparable Sales
1968
2/5
Appraisals Vol 2
1968
2/6
Appraisals Vol 2
1968
2/7
Appraisals Vol 3
1968
2/8
Appraisals Vol 3
1968
3/1
Appraisals Vol 4
1968
3/2
Appraisals Vol 4
1968
3/3
Appraisals Vol 4
1968
3/4
Appraisals Vol 1 Comparable Sales
1969
3/5
Appraisals Vol 2
1969
3/6
Appraisals Vol 2
1969
3/7
Appraisals Vol 2
1969
3/8
Appraisals Vol 3
1969
4/1
Appraisals Vol 3
1969
4/2
Appraisals Vol 3
1969
4/3
Appraisals Vol 4
1969
4/4
Appraisals Vol 4
1969
4/5
Appraisals Yesler- Atlantic T, Vol I Comparable Sales
1969
4/6
Appraisals Yesler- Atlantic T, Vol II
1969
4/7
Appraisals Yesler- Atlantic T, Vol II
1969
4/8
Appraisals Yesler- Atlantic T, Vol III
1969
5/1
Appraisals Yesler- Atlantic T, Vol III
1969
5/2
Appraisals Yesler- Atlantic T, Vol IV
1969
5/3
Appraisals Yesler- Atlantic T, Vol IV
1969
5/4
Appraisals Yesler- Atlantic T, Vol V
1969
5/5
Appraisals Yesler- Atlantic T, Vol V
1969
5/6
Appraisals Vol 2
1970
5/7
Appraisals Vol 2
1970
5/8
Appraisals Vol 2
1970
6/1
Appraisals Vol 3
1970
6/2
Appraisals Vol 3
1970
6/3
Appraisals Vol 3
1970
6/4
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 1
1975-1977
6/5
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 1A
1975-1980
6/6
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 2
1976-1980
6/7
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 3
1975-1976
6/8
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 3
1977-1982
6/9
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 4
1975-1977
7/1
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 4
1980-1982
7/2
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 6
1975-1980
7/3
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 7
1976-1980
7/4
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 7A(5)
1973
7/5
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 8
1975
7/6
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 8-7
1975
7/7
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 8A
1975-1977
7/8
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 8A(7)
1973
7/9
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 8A and 9
1984
7/10
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 9
1976
8/1
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 10
1975-1980
8/2
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 11
1975-1980
8/3
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 10, 11 and 12
1984-1985
8/4
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 12
1975
8/5
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 12 and 13
1977-1980
8/6
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 13
1971
8/7
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 14
1976-1985
8/8
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 14B(2)
1973
8/9
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 14A(1b)
1973
8/10
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 17
1976
9/1
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 22A(18)
1973
9/2
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 19
1975-1976
9/3
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 20
1975-1976
9/4
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 23
1975-1979
9/5
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 23A
1976-1979
9/6
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 24
1975-1977
9/7
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 24A
1975-1977
9/8
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 25
1976
9/9
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 25A
1975-1977
9/10
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 25A
1980-1985
10/1
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 27
1975
10/2
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 28
1975-1977
10/3
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 28
1979-1985
10/4
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 29
1974
10/5
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 29A
1975
10/6
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 29A
1975-1976
10/7
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 29C
1976-1979
10/8
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 29D
1976
10/9
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 33A
1974
10/10
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 33B
1974
10/11
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 33A and 33B
1974
11/1
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 35
1975-1976
11/2
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 35A
1975-1976
11/3
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 42
1973
11/4
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 45
1976
11/5
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 46
1976-1985
11/6
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 47
1976-1980
11/7
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 48
1974-1976
11/8
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 49A
1972-1977
11/9
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 49B(4-5)
1973
12/1
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 49C
1973
12/2
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 49A(11)
1973
12/3
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 50
1972-1975
12/4
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 50A(1-a)
1973
12/5
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 52
1975-1977
12/6
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 52
1979-1983
12/7
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 53
1975
12/8
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 53B
1974
12/9
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 54
1975
12/10
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 55
1975-1977
12/11
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 55
1980-1985
12/12
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 56
1975-1977
13/1
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 56
1980-1985
13/2
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 59
1974
13/3
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 59
1977-1985
13/4
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 60
1975-1980
13/5
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 61
1975-1977
13/6
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 61A
1975-1977
13/7
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 63A
1976
13/8
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 63B
1976
13/9
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 63C
1976
13/10
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 64
1976
13/11
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 64A
1976
14/1
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 65
1973-1976
14/2
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 66
1973
14/3
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 66
1975-1977
14/4
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 67
1975-1977
14/5
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 67A
1975-1977
14/6
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 68
1975-1977
14/7
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 69 and 69A
1976
14/8
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 70
1975-1977
14/9
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 71
1976-1985
15/1
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 73
1974-1976
15/2
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 74
1975-1980
15/3
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 75
1975-1980
15/4
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 76
1976-1980
15/5
Appraisals, Disposition Parcel No 76A
1980
15/6
Appraisals Rejected As Insufficient In Detail, Parcels Nos 7, 14, 25A, 28
1985
15/7
Appraisals Rejected As Insufficient In Detail, Parcels Nos 46, 56, 59 and 71
1985

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Civic improvement--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Community development--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Urban renewal--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Yesler-Atlantic Neighborhood Improvement Project (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Corporate Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.). Dept. of Community Development
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)