Seattle Office of Economic Development South Lake Union Records, 1998-2001  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Seattle (Wash.). Office of Economic Development
Title
Seattle Office of Economic Development South Lake Union Records
Dates
1998-2001 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.4 cubic foot, (1 box)
Collection Number
2105-02
Summary
Records relating to the sale and development of City-owned parcels in South Lake Union.
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 Office of Economic Development (OED) was created in 1972 as part of the Department of Community Development to provide information to businesses expanding or relocating in Seattle. Its main efforts consisted of business development and capital investment, business assistance and advisory services, business liaison, special projects, and research.

In 1992 the City Council reorganized the functions of the Department of Community Development and established the Economic Development Transition Project. This project was assigned responsibility to contract for services to manage the City's business loan programs and to develop and recommend a strategy for the City's economic development programs.

OED was reorganized into the Executive Department in 1993. Its assigned functions included coordination of programs and policies related to the support of a diversified economy, livable wage jobs, access to education, job training and self-employment opportunities, and increased capacity for local neighborhood revitalization. OED administered the City's business loan programs, including loans funded by Urban Development Action Grants, the Neighborhood Business Development Loan Program, Washington State Development Loan Funds, the Seattle Small Business Lenders Association, and Community Development Block Grants.

The Office negotiated and administered contracts with organizations engaged in the provision of economic development services. Additional functions included the implementation of Community Development Block Grant contracts, as well as administration of federal, state, and local grants such as Central Seattle Neighborhood Special Purpose Grants, Economic Development Administration Planning Grants, the Southeast Opportunity Fund, and the Southeast Good Neighbor Fund. OED provided staff support to the City's Industrial Development Corporation, which issued industrial revenue bonds to provide low-interest financing for private business investment in Seattle. The Office also assumed responsibility for staffing the Mayor's Small Business Task Force and administering certain contracts. The director was appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by City Council.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The South Lake Union Records contain reports, correspondence, and memoranda on the sale and development of City-owned parcels in the South Lake Union neighborhood. The sale was a result of the South Lake Union Neighborhood Plan, approved by the City Council in 1999. The three objectives of the Plan were to develop South Lake Union Park, improve transportation in the South Lake Union area, and redevelop the City's holdings in the area. The Plan urged the City to encourage redevelopment of its property in a way that would enhance the overall neighborhood and complement the development of the Park. The records document the City's request for proposals for redevelopment of its property and the development of the purchase and sale agreement with City Investors, Inc. (Vulcan Northwest).

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], South Lake Union Records, Record Series 2105-02. 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.

2105-02:  South Lake Union Records, 1998-2001Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Appraisal summary
2000
1/2
Council consultant reports
2000-2001
1/3
Maps
2000-2001
1/4
Neighborhood plan
1998-1999
1/5
Public objectives matrix and list
2001
1/6
Public-Private Partnership Review Panel (P4) communications
2001
1/7
Public-Private Partnership Review Panel (P4) report
2001
1/8
PU (Planning Unit) protocol: May 8
2001
1/9
PU (Planning Unit) protocol: June 19
2001
1/10
Purchase and sale agreement: Background
2001
1/11
Purchase and sale agreement: Exhibits
2001
1/12
Purchase and sale agreement: Fact sheet
2001
1/13
Purchase and sale agreement: Legislation
2001
1/14
Purchase and sale agreement: Press releases
2001
1/15
Purchase and sale agreement: Proceeds framework
2001
1/16
Request for qualifications
2000
1/17
Request for qualifications: Responses and communication
2000
1/18
Request for qualifications: Vulcan proposal
2000
1/19
Resolutions 30080 and 30206
1999-2000
1/20
South Lake Union Planning Committee comments on the purchase and sale agreement
2001
1/21
Text amendment
2000-2001
1/22
Transportation summaries
2001

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Economic development--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Neighborhood planning--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Corporate Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.). Office of Economic Development
  • Vulcan Northwest
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • South Lake Union (Seattle, Wash.)