Seattle Downtown Planning Projects Records, 1973-1983  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Seattle (Wash.). Office for Long-Range Planning
Title
Seattle Downtown Planning Projects Records
Dates
1973-1983 (inclusive)
Quantity
6 cubic feet, (6 boxes)
Collection Number
6310-01
Summary
Planning files for downtown 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

In 1974, the Office of Policy Planning (OPP) was established within the Executive Department with the purpose of centralizing and systematizing the planning of Seattle's physical and social development. This organization was formed from the Office of Executive Policy (OEP), to which was transferred policy functions from a number of offices and departments, including Grants Management from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the Planning and Programming and Economic Development Programs from DCD, and all Comprehensive Policy Plan development efforts heretofore undertaken by individual City departments. OPP was designed with two principal divisions, Policy Management and Policy Development. The Law and Justice Planning division was added in 1975, and tasked with crime analysis and preventative planning. In 1975 the OEP's Intergovernmental Affairs Office was also incorporated into the OPP's Intergovernmental Relations Division.

In 1979, the Office of Policy Planning was converted into the Office of Policy and Evaluation (OPE), once again under the purview of the Executive Department. The new office's mandate was to oversee City planning, evaluation, and policy development activities. The main structural alterations were the removal of the Law and Justice Planning and Intergovernmental Affairs divisions and their subsequent elevation to Office-level positions within the same department. In addition, significant responsibilities and staff assets related to planning were transferred to DCD, including economic data analysis, housing, and citizen participation. The OPE was organized into three divisions: Policy Coordination and Management, Growth Management (changed to Special Policy Development Projects in 1980), and Urban Development and Issues (changed to Policy Analysis and Evaluation in 1980).

In 1982, the Land Use and Transportation Project (LUTP) was formed from those assets of the OPE relating to planning and policy development for land use, transit and transportation, housing, and related economic development. Other OPE functions and personnel, chiefly in the form of the Policy Coordination and Management division, became part of OMB. Among the LUTP's duties was the generation of the Comprehensive Land Use Policies Plan, a comprehensive set of policy guidelines begun in 1978 and finally completed in 1986.

In 1986 the Land Use and Transportation Project was consolidated into a new organization, the Office for Long-Range Planning (OLP). This new entity would be part of a general Planning Program within the Executive Department, along with the newly-formed Office of Strategic Human Services Planning (OSHSP), which would be responsible for human services needs assessment and related policy planning. In addition to LUTP's existing functions, the OLP was tasked with coordinating City policy for physical development, the environment and transportation; establishing a centralized planning database, and conducting long-range planning on issues deemed high-priority by the Mayor and the City Council. By 1989, the OLP was also assigned the job of administering effective City participation in regional planning initiatives, on topics like hazardous waste disposal and public transit. In 1992 the Office of Long-Range Planning and OSHSP were combined to create the new Planning Department.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Records of the Office of Policy Planning, Office of Policy and Evaluation, Land Use and Transportation Project and Office for Long-Range Planning. Records concern planning for the Downtown Land Use and Transportation Plan and other downtown planning projects, including the central waterfront, historic theater preservation, housing, Denny Regrade area, the International District and Pike Place Market.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], Seattle Downtown Planning Projects Records, Record Series 6310-01. 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.

6310-01:  Seattle Downtown Planning Projects Records, 1973-1993Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Adopting Resolutions, Downtown Plan
1986-1990
1/2
Adult Entertainment
1985
1/3
Alternative Downtown Plan
1982-1989
1/4
Bonus System - Downtown Public Benefit
1983-1990
1/5
Briefing Memos - Council
1988-1989
1/6
Buildings - Office Construction
1988
1/7
Citizens' Alternative Plan - Council Review, Mayor's Alternative, Interim Controls
1988-1989
1/8
Citizens' Alternative Plan - Economic Analysis
1988-1989
1/9
Citizens' Alternative Plan - Effects of
1988-1989
1/10
Citizens' Alternative Plan - Housing
1988-1989
1/11
Citizens' Alternative Plan - Human Services
1988-1989
1/12
Citizens' Alternative Plan - Impact Report
1989
1/13
Citizens' Alternative Plan - Implementation
1989
1/14
Citizens' Alternative Plan - Mayor's Alternative
1988
1/15
Citizens' Alternative Plan - Vesting / Vested Project
1988-1989
1/16
Consultant Contract - Probable Development Analysis
1980-1983
1/17
Consultant Product - Opinion Polls
1990
1/18
Consultant Product - Opinion Polls, Other
1989
1/19
Daycare
1984-1985
1/20
Denny Regrade
1976-1981
1/21
Denny Regrade
1981-1982
1/22
Denny Regrade
1983-1984
1/23
Denny Regrade
1981-1985
1/24
Denny Regrade
1984-1985
1/25
Design Principles in BM and CM Zones
1981-1982
1/26
Downtown Code Technical Advisory Committee
1983
1/27
Downtown Concept Plan - Land Use History
1975-1976
1/28
Downtown Oversight Committee
1990
1/29
Downtown Plan - Land Use Code Monitoring / Enforcement
1986-1990
1/30
Downtown Public Safety Committee
1991-1992
1/31
Downtown Seattle Association
1980-1986
2/1
Draft Land Use and Transportation Plan (Downtown)
1983-1984
2/2
Draft Land Use and Transportation Plan (Downtown) - Citizen Involvement
1981
2/3
Draft Land Use and Transportation Plan (Downtown) - Public Meetings
1983
2/4
Draft Downtown Plan - Public Responses
1983
2/5
Draft Downtown Plan - Requests for Publications
1983-1984
2/6
Draft Downtown Plan - Floor Area Ratio Districts
1982-1984
2/7
Economic Data / Growth Forecasts
1989
2/8
Economic Data / Growth Forecasts, Employment Forecasts
1984
2/9
EIS Correspondence
1982-1983
2/10
EIS / DEIS Elements - Transportation / Circulation
1981-1984
2/11
EIS / DEIS Elements - Transportation / Circulation
1981-1984
2/12
Environmental Review DEIS
1982
2/13
Environmental Review DEIS - Budgets, Schedules, Work Programs
1982
2/14
Environmental Review DEIS - Citizen Participation
1981-1983
2/15
Environmental Review DEIS - Consultant Correspondence
1982-1983
2/16
Environmental Review DEIS - Consultant Selection
1982-1983
2/17
Environmental Review DEIS - Elements of the Environment, Air and Water
1982-1983
2/18
Environmental Review DEIS - Elements of the Environment, Economic Factors
1983
2/19
Environmental Review DEIS - Elements of the Environment, Noise
1982-1983
2/20
Environmental Review DEIS - Elements of the Environment, Parking
1982-1983
2/21
Environmental Review DEIS - Elements of the Environment, Pedestrian
1981-1982
2/22
Environmental Review DEIS - Elements of the Environment, Population, Housing
undated
2/23
Environmental Review DEIS - Elements of the Environment, Public Services, Utilities
1983
2/24
Environmental Review DEIS - Elements of the Environment, Regional, City, Neighborhood
1982
2/25
Environmental Review DEIS - Elements of the Environment, Streetscape
1982-1983
2/26
Environmental Review DEIS - Elements of the Environment, Construction Feasibility
1983
2/27
Environmental Review FEIS - Schedule, Scope and Revisions
1984
2/28
Environmental Review FEIS - Fiscal
1983
2/29
Environmental Review FEIS - Pedestrian
1983
2/30
Environmental Review DEIS - Public Comment
1983-1984
2/31
Environmental Review FEIS - Urban Design
1982-1983
2/32
Environmental Review FEIS - Transportation
1984
2/33
General
1979-1980
2/34
General
1981-1983
3/1
General
1983-1988
3/2
Goals For Downtown
1981
3/3
Growth Management Performance Standards
1988-1990
3/4
Growth Management Symposium
1988-1989
3/5
Growth Management Tools
1989
3/6
Guidelines For Downtown Land Use and Transformation Plan
1981-1982
3/7
Harborfront / Waterfront - Alaskan Way Viaduct
1981-1983
3/8
Harborfront / Waterfront - Harborfront Workshop
1983-1984
3/9
Harborfront / Waterfront - Pier 66
1982-1983
3/10
Harborfront / Waterfront - Pier 90/91
1983
3/11
Harborfront / Waterfront - Prototypes
undated
3/12
Harborfront / Waterfront
1975-1977
3/13
Harborfront / Waterfront
1975-1978
3/14
Harborfront / Waterfront
1974-1981
3/15
Harborfront / Waterfront
1979-1981
3/16
Harborfront / Waterfront
1982
3/17
Harborfront / Waterfront
1982-1983
3/18
Harborfront / Waterfront
1984-1987
3/19
Harborfront / Waterfront
1982-1985
3/20
Harborfront / Waterfront
1983-1984
3/21
Harborfront / Waterfront
1986-1987
3/22
Harborfront / Waterfront - Waterfront Symposium
1982
4/1
Historic Preservation (Downtown)
1977-1985
4/2
Historic Preservation - Historic Bonus
1989-1990
4/3
Historic Preservation - Historic Theaters
1991
4/4
Historic Preservation - Historic Theaters Task Force
1981-1989
4/5
Historic Preservation - Historic Theaters Task Force
1981-1989
4/6
Historic Preservation - Pioneer Square Preservation District and Board Ordinance
1974-1989
4/7
Housing
1980-1989
4/8
Housing
1982-1988
4/9
Housing - Accessory
1983-1984
4/10
Housing - Bonus Development / Modification
1985-1989
4/11
Housing - Community Recommendations
1989
4/12
Housing - Documents
1981-1986
4/13
Housing - Documents, Occupied Housing
undated
4/14
Housing - General
1983-1985
4/15
Housing Resource Group
1981-1984
4/16
Housing - Legal Opinions
1987-1989
4/17
Housing - Legislation Adopted During Moratorium
1989-1990
4/18
Housing - Low-Income
1988
4/19
Housing - Low-Income, SEPA Declaration of Non-Significance
1988
4/20
Housing - Low-Income Supply
1984-1989
4/21
Housing - Moratorium, Background Studies
1987-1989
4/22
Housing - Moratorium, Low-Income Housing
1988
4/23
Housing - Moratorium Study / Mayor's Recommendation
1988-1989
4/24
Housing - Moratorium Work Program
1989
4/25
Human Services
1980-1985
4/26
Human Services - Bonus
1987-1989
4/27
Human Services - Childcare
1985-1989
4/28
Human Services - Childcare
1985-1989
4/29
Interdepartmental Team on Downtown
1982-1986
5/1
Interim (Zoning) Controls
1981
5/2
Interim (Zoning) Controls
1981-1989
5/3
International District Companion
1982
5/4
International District, Special Review District
1980-1982
5/5
International District, Special Review District
1982-1984
5/6
Downtown Land Use and Transportation Plan Status Report
1986
5/7
Downtown Land Use and Transportation Plan - Reder and Carlson Survey
1981
5/8
Downtown Map, Boundary Changes
1985
5/9
Mayor's Recommendations, Final Report (Downtown Plan)
1988-1989
5/10
Mayor's Recommended Code Review Process
1984-1985
5/11
Mayor's Responses
1983-1984
5/12
Mayor's Responses
1985-1987
5/13
Mercer West Condominiums - DEIS
1982-1985
5/14
North Transit Terminal
undated
5/15
Open Space
1990
5/16
Parking
1982-1990
5/17
Parking, Supply / Demand
1980-1981
5/18
Parking Utilization Study
1980-1981
5/19
Pike Place Market
1979-1988
5/20
Pike Place Market
1984-1985
5/21
Pike Street LID
1975-1978
5/22
Pioneer Square Companion to 1982 Alternative Plan
1982-1983
5/23
Pioneer Square Intergovernmental Summit Conference
1989
5/24
Downtown Plan Revision, Substitute Measure 34
1988-1990
5/25
Downtown Plan Schedules and Work Programs
1981-1984
5/26
Planned Community Developments
1985
6/1
Port of Seattle
1975-1984
6/2
Press Releases - Downtown
1983-1984
6/3
Projects List
1981-1983
6/4
Projects Review
1978-1981
6/5
Projects Review
1981-1982
6/6
Projects Review
1983-1985
6/7
Puget Sound Council of Governments
1984-1990
6/8
Regional / Urban Design Assistance Team
1980-1989
6/9
Retail Study
1975-1983
6/10
Sanger Downtown Database and Model
1980-1981
6/11
Sanger Downtown Non-Resitdentail Construction Study Contract
1980-1981
6/12
Scope of Work - Downtown Plan
1988-1989
6/13
Seattle Center Mission Statement
1984
6/14
SEPA
1982-1984
6/15
Social Services
1981-1982
6/16
South Downtown Transportation Study Correspondence
1992-1993
6/17
South Lake Union Land Use
1987
6/18
South Lake Union Park
1986-1987
6/18
Special Review Districts
1981-1984
6/20
Stimson Center
1984
6/21
Street Classification
1984-1986
6/22
Street Parks
1984-1986
6/23
Street People
1985
6/24
Street Treatments
1984-1985
6/25
Task Force for Alternative Plan Development
1981-1983
6/26
Tax
1981
6/27
Transit Project - Housing
1984-1985
6/28
Urban Design - Downtown Streetscape / Public Spaces
1986
6/29
Valley Street (Lake Union) Bikeway
1979
6/30
Westlake Mall
1973-1986
6/31
Westlake Park
1987
6/32
Zoning Amendment: Floor-Area Ratio, Transfer of Development Rights
1981-1983

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • City planning--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Denny Regrade (Seattle, Wash.)
  • International District (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Land use Planning
  • Low-income housing--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Theaters--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Westlake Mall (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Corporate Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.). Office for Long-range Planning
  • Land Use & Transportation Project (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Seattle (Wash.). Office of Policy and Evaluation
  • Seattle (Wash.). Office of Policy Planning
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)