Seattle Environmentally Critical Areas Records, 1984-1998  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Seattle (Wash.). Planning Dept.
Title
Seattle Environmentally Critical Areas Records
Dates
1984-1998 (inclusive)
1989-1993 (bulk)
Quantity
1.4 cubic feet, (2 boxes)
Collection Number
6310-03
Summary
Environmental planning files.
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 1986 the Office for Long-Range Planning (OLP) was formed, incorporating the predecessor Land Use and Transportation Project (LUTP). 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 relating to planning and policy development for land use, transit and transportation, housing, and related economic development, the OLP was tasked with coordinating City policy for physical development and the environment; 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 Office of Strategic Human Services Planning were combined to create the new Planning Department, marking the first point since 1969 that planning and policy development for the City fell outside the direct control of the Executive Department. In addition to cultivating policy on land use, transportation, housing, the environment, human services, and urban design, the Planning Department's stated mission included the pursuit of local/regional planning collaboration as well as the evaluation of city policies for compliance with Washington's Growth Management Act and Seattle's Comprehensive Plan Framework Policies. The department was segmented into four divisions: Comprehensive Planning, Urban Research, Strategic and Special Projects, and Administrative. In 1995 the Planning Department and Office of Management and Budget were brought together to create the Office of Management and Planning.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Records of the Office of Long-Range Planning and Planning Department concerning the City’s policies for management of environmentally critical and environmentally sensitive areas, such as streams, flood plains, landfills, steep slopes and landslide-prone areas. Records include committee files, correspondence and subject files.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], Seattle Environmentally Critical Areas Records Record Series 6310-03. 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.

6310-03:  Seattle Environmentally Critical Areas Records , 1984-1998Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Environmentally Critical Areas Advisory Committee
1989-1990
1/2
Environmentally Critical Areas Advisory Committee (Incl. Photographs)
1991-1992
1/3
Environmentally Critical Areas Advisory Committee Comments
1989-1990
1/4
Environmentally Critical Areas Advisory Committee Comments
1991-1992
1/5
Background Information
undated
1/6
City Codes, Regulations, SEPA
1989-1992
1/7
City Project Review Process
1984-1993
1/8
Correspondence
1990-1992
1/9
Correspondence, Mayor's
1990-1993
1/10
Flood Plains
1989-1993
1/11
Geocoding / Aerial Data
1990-1991
1/12
Growth Management, King County
1991
1/13
Growth Management, State
1990-1992
1/14
Interdepartmental Review
1990-1992
1/15
Interim Controls
1990-1991
1/16
Issues / History
1989-1991
1/17
Land Use Regulations
1992-1993
1/18
Landfills / Hazardous Waste Sites
1988-1992
1/19
Legal Issues
1986-1993
1/20
Legal Issues
1990-1993
1/21
Mayor's Briefing Memos
1990-1992
1/22
Mayor's Recommendation / Final Report
1992
1/23
Newspaper Articles
1989-1993
1/24
Notes
1989-1991
1/25
Policy Development
1987-1991
2/1
Prototypes
1991
2/2
Public Meetings
1990-1991
2/3
Scope of Work, Budget Requests
1987-1991
2/4
SEPA Review
1991
2/5
SEPA Review
1989-1991
2/6
Sources
1987-1991
2/7
Specific Sites
1989-1991
2/8
Steep Slopes / Hillsides
1989-1994
2/9
Environmentally Sensitive Areas
1989-1990
2/10
Environmentally Sensitive Areas - Salmon Recovery
1998

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Environmentally sensitive areas--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Greenbelts--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Land use Planning
  • Landscape protection--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Corporate Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.). Planning Dept.
  • Seattle (Wash.). Office for Long-range Planning
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)