Seattle Commons Project Records, 1963-2001  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Seattle (Wash.). Office of Management and Planning
Title
Seattle Commons Project Records
Dates
1963-2001 (inclusive)
1993-1995 (bulk)
Quantity
5.6 cubic feet, (7 boxes)
Collection Number
6320-01
Summary
Planning records for the Seattle Commons.
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 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 Office of Management and Planning (OMP) was created by bringing together the Office of Management and Budget and Planning Department. OMP was the lead office within the Executive Department for community planning, budgeting, capital infrastructure analysis, forecasting, policy and economic analysis, and management.

In early 1998, the Mayor divided the Office of Management and Planning and formed a new Strategic Planning Office for policy planning in the Executive Department. The City's budget function was reorganized in the newly-formed City Budget Office, located in the Executive Services Department.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Records of the Office of Management and Planning, Planning Department and Office of Management and Budget concerning planning for the Seattle Commons and the South Lake Union area. The Seattle Commons was a proposed boulevard and park which would have stretched from Westlake Center to Lake Union, but which was defeated by voters in 1995. The planning also encompassed the Mercer corridor and surrounding South Lake Union neighborhoods. Records include correspondence, draft plans, studies, maps, subject files and documentation from earlier South Lake Union planning projects.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], Seattle Commons Project Records, Record Series 6320-01. 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.

Subject files, 1981-1997Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Commons Acreage
1993-1994
1/2
Paul Allen Gift
1995
1/3
Allied Arts
1993-1994
1/4
Seattle Commons Planning Alternatives
1992-1994
1/5
APA / PAW Award
1995
1/6
Bay Freeway Properties
1981-1995
1/7
Commons Briefing Memos
1992-1993
1/8
Commons Briefing Memos
1994
1/9
Capital Finance Review Board Report
1995-1996
1/10
Capital Investment Strategy
1994-1995
1/11
Cascade Neighborhood
1994-1995
1/12
Cascade Neighborhood Council
1993-1997
1/13
Cascade Park Study
1993-1996
1/14
Cascade Residents Action Group
1993
1/15
Cash Flows
1995
1/16
City Comments on Draft 2
1993
1/17
City Comments on Draft 1
1993
1/18
City Council
1993-1995
1/19
City Light Pilot Project
1994
1/20
Clearinghouse Group / Urban
1993
1/21
Combined Sewer Overflow Project
1994-1996
1/22
Commons Area Business Council
1994
1/23
Commons-Owned Properties
1994-1995
1/24
Community Organizations List
1993
1/25
Community Services
1993-1995
1/26
Commons Draft Concept Estimate
1994
1/27
Commons Staff and Board
1994-1995
1/28
Construction Mitigation
1995
1/29
Commons Correspondence
1991-1996
1/30
Commons Correspondence
1993-1995
1/31
Denny Regrade Community Council
1994
1/32
Denny Regrade Study
1994
1/33
Design Review
1995
1/34
Developer Summits
1994
1/35
Commons Development Potential
1994
1/36
Downtown Seattle Association
1994
2/1
Commons EIS Appeal
1995
2/2
Commons EIS Appeal Documents
1995
2/3
Commons EIS Fund
1994-1995
2/4
Commons EIS Staff Assistance with FEIS
1995
2/5
Financing Plan, Mayor's Recommendation
1995
2/6
Commons Funding and Management Agreement
1995
2/7
General Motors Site
1995
2/8
Commons Governance
1993-1994
2/9
Commons Governance
1995
2/9
Commons Governance
1995
2/10
Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce
1993-1994
2/11
Growth Management Act
1994
2/12
Growth Management Hearing Board Appeal
1995
2/13
Harris Report
1993-1994
2/14
Commons, Historical - Cultural
1993-1995
2/15
Commons History
1992
2/16
Commons Housing
1993-1994
2/17
Iglitzin, Lynne: The Seattle Commons: A case Study in the Evolution of an Urban Village
1993
2/18
Commons Interdepartmental Team
1993
2/19
Koll Project
1995
2/20
Lake Union Air Property
1993
2/21
Land Use
1993-1995
2/22
Levy
1995
2/23
LID's
1994-1995
2/24
Maps
undated
2/25
Maritime Heritage Center
1993-1994
2/26
Mayor's Revised Proposal for the Seattle Commons
1996
2/27
Media (Commons)
1993-1994
2/28
Mercer Corridor - Funding
1994-1995
2/29
Mercer Corridor - NEPA
1993-1994
2/30
Mercer Street - Construction Impacts
1994
2/31
Mercer Street - Myers Tunnel Proposal
1993-1994
2/32
Municipal League Park Proposal
1993
2/33
Naval Reserve / Fort Lawton
1993-1995
2/34
Newsletter - Commons News
1992-1994
2/35
Commons Outreach
1993-1994
2/36
Parks and Open Space
1993-1995
2/37
PEMCO
1994
2/38
Permitting Process and Commons
1994
2/39
Commons Plan (Draft)
1992
3/1
Commons Plan Draft 2
1993-1994
3/2
Commons Plan - Public Comments
1994-1995
3/3
Commons Plan - Public Comments
1995
3/4
Commons / South Lake Union Plan - Public Comments
1995
3/5
Commons - Planning Commission
1993-1995
3/6
Population and Employment
1994-1995
3/7
Programmatic EIS
1993
3/8
Commons Property Inventories, Assessment
1993-1994
3/9
Commons Property Notes
1994
3/10
Commons Property Ownership
undated
3/11
Commons Prototypes
1994
3/12
Public Safety
1993-1994
3/13
Commons Questions and Answers, Descriptions
1992-1995
3/14
Residential Preference Study
1993
3/15
Seattle Center
1993-1994
3/16
Seattle Public Library - South Lake Union Satellite
1994
3/17
Seattle Times Rezoning
1994-1996
3/18
SEPA Issues
1993
3/19
Shoreline / Waterfront Issues
1989-1995
3/20
South Lake Union Business Association
1993-1995
3/21
South Lake Union Businesses
1993-1994
3/22
South Lake Union Employers
1994
3/23
South Lake Union Park
1989-1994
3/24
Steering Committee
1993-1994
3/25
Stream Research
1994
3/26
Stream Research
1994
3/27
Surveys / Questionnaires
1993
3/28
Tax Increment Financing
1992-1995
4/1
Transportation Issues and Modeling
1993-1995
4/2
Washington Natural Gas
1982-1994
4/3
Water Department Issues
1994-1995
4/4
West Seattle Defense Fund Case
1995
4/5
Zoning (Commons)
1995
4/6
Zoning (Commons)
1993-1994
6/1
Appeal and Mode Split / Forecasting
1994-1995
6/2
Council Resolution
1992
6/3
EIS Scoping Document, RFP
1993-1994
6/4
Fisher Property Pedestrial Overpass
-
6/5
Funding
1995
6/6
Interdepartmental Team Retreat
1994
6/7
Land Ownership
1995
6/8
Commons / South Lake Union - Major Investment Study
1993-1994
6/9
Mercer Street Combined Sewer Outflow
1995-1998
6/10
Miscellaneous
1993
6/11
National Environmental Policy Act
1992-1994
6/12
Open Space
1992-1994
6/13
Parking
1995
6/14
South Lake Union Planning (Historical)
1984-1996
6/15
Traffic Forecasts
1992-1995
6/16
Transportation Committee of City Council, Adoption Process
1995
6/17
Transportation Phasing
1995
7/1
Transportation-Related Comments and Briefings
1992-1994

South Lake Union Plans, 1982-1995Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
4/7
Lake Union Public Access (UW Urban Design)
1985
4/8
Parks Dept. Comprehensive Plan
1991-1993
4/9
South Lake Union Area Planning - Background Documents
1993-1994
4/10
South Lake Union Area Planning - Background Documents
1987-1993
4/11
South Lake Union Comprehensive Plan
1993-1995
4/12
South Lake Union Plan
1995
4/13
South Lake Union Plan
1995
4/14
South Lake Union Plan
1995
4/15
South Lake Union Plan Paste-up (With Photographs)
undated
4/16
South Lake Union Plan EIS Documents
1994
4/17
South Lake Union Plan EIS Documents
1994
4/18
South Lake Union Area Planning - Environmental Review Documents
1992-1994
4/19
South Lake Union Planning History
1986-1993
4/20
South Lake Union Planning Project
1982-1994
4/21
South Lake Union Subarea Plan - Draft EIS Hearing Transcript
1995

Office of Management and Budget / Commons Financing files, 1992-2001Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
5/1
Financing / Fiscal
1993-1996
5/2
Fiscal Impact Analysis
1993-1995
5/3
Fiscal Impact Study, Market Assessment
1994
5/4
Fiscal Impact Study
1993-1994
5/5
Early File
1992
5/6
Commons General
1993
5/7
Commons Interdepartmental Team
1993
5/8
Cost Estimates
1994
5/9
Contractor Info Request - Fiscal Impact
1993
5/10
Consultant Info Request - Cost
1994
5/11
Consultant Info Request - Cost
1994
5/12
South Lake Union Contract
1993-1994
5/13
Financing
1993-1994
5/14
Financing Plan
1994
5/15
Fiscal Work
1993-1994
5/16
Commons Study Tickler
1994-1995
5/17
Commons Study RFP
1994
5/18
South Lake Union Economic Development
1992-1995
5/19
Financing - Purchase and Sale Agreement, Vulcan
2001

South Lake Union Transportation, 1963-1989Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
7/2
South Lake Union / Mercer Corridor - Bicycles
1987
7/3
Traffic: Intersection Analyses, Broad St. Throughway
1988
7/4
Transportation Conceptual Programs, Budget Plan, LUTD and SED Agreement
1986
7/5
Transportation Study, Planning Commission Comments
1987
7/6
Transportation, Surface Concept (Broad St. Throughway) Public Review
1988-1989
7/7
Aerial Photographs - South Lake Union, Seattle Center
1963

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • City planning--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Parks--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Seattle Commons (Seattle, Wash.)
  • South Lake Union (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Transportation Planning
  • Corporate Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.). Planning Dept.
  • Seattle (Wash.). Office of Management and Budget
  • Seattle (Wash.). Office of Management and Planning
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Maps
  • Photographs