International Special Review District Records, 1973-2002  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Seattle (Wash.). Office of Urban Conservation
Title
International Special Review District Records
Dates
1973-2002 (inclusive)
Quantity
5.6 cubic feet, (14 boxes)
Collection Number
5754-C
Summary
Minutes, correspondence, reports, memos, and other materials related to the International Special Review District and its oversight board.
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


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Office of Urban Conservation was created in 1975 as part of the Department of Community Development (DCD). It was founded in an era of citizen protests against a proposed urban renewal program that would have demolished Pioneer Square and Pike Place Market. The office’s mandate was to coordinate Seattle’s historic preservation programs and administer the city’s landmark boards and historic districts. When DCD was abolished in 1992, the office became the Historic Preservation Program in the Department of Neighborhoods.

The International Special Review District was created by the City Council in 1973 in order to preserve the neighborhood’s unique Asian-American character. It was the only area in the continental United States where Japanese, Chinese, Filipinos, Vietnamese, and African Americans combined to build one neighborhood. The District contains early 20th-century hotels and commercial buildings, and part of the area is listed on the National Register. One focus of the Board in the 1970s was to encourage development of housing and pedestrian-friendly businesses, which was of special concern with the construction of the Kingdome just west of the neighborhood. The Office of Urban Conservation, and later the Historic Preservation Program, provided staffing to the board.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Minutes, correspondence, reports, memos, and other materials related to the International Special Review District. Series are described more fully below.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], [Title of collection], Record Series 5754-C[X]. 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.

5754-C1:  International Special Review District Board Minutes, 1974-1995Return to Top

2.0 cubic feet , (5 boxes)

Minutes and agendas documenting regular and special meetings of the International Special Review District Board. The minutes report on issues discussed, tasks assigned, and actions taken, and include lists of board members and Office of Urban Conservation staff present. Subjects include building construction, modification and signage; parking issues; METRO bus shelters and other facilities; Union Station development, and I-90 access modifications.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
ISRDB Minutes (Jan.-June)
1974
1/2
ISRDB Minutes (July-Dec.)
1974
1/3
ISRDB Minutes (Jan.-June)
1975
1/4
ISRDB Minutes (July-Dec.)
1975
1/5
ISRDB Minutes (Jan.-June)
1976
1/6
ISRDB Minutes (July-Dec.)
1976
1/7
ISRDB Minutes (Jan.-June)
1977
1/8
ISRDB Minutes (July-Dec.)
1977
1/9
ISRDB Minutes (Jan.-June)
1978
1/10
ISRDB Minutes (July-Dec.)
1978
2/1
ISRDB Minutes
1979
2/2
ISRDB Minutes (Jan.-June)
1980
2/3
ISRDB Minutes (July-Dec.)
1980
2/4
ISRDB Minutes
1981
2/5
ISRDB Minutes
1982
2/6
ISRDB Minutes
1983
2/7
ISRDB Minutes
1984
2/8
ISRDB Minutes
1985
2/9
ISRDB Minutes (Jan.-June)
1986
3/1
ISRDB Minutes (July-Dec.)
1986
3/2
ISRDB Minutes
1987
3/3
ISRDB Minutes
1988
3/4
ISRDB Minutes
1989
3/5
ISRDB Minutes
1990
3/6
ISRDB Minutes (Jan.-June)
1991
3/7
ISRDB Minutes (July-Dec.)
1991
3/8
ISRDB Minutes (Jan.-June)
1992
3/9
ISRDB Minutes (July-Dec.)
1992
3/10
ISRDB Minutes (Jan.-June)
1993
3/11
ISRDB Minutes (July-Dec.)
1993
3/12
ISRDB Minutes (Jan.-June)
1994
4/1
ISRDB Minutes (July-Dec.)
1994
4/2
ISRDB Minutes (Jan.-May)
1995
4/3
ISRDB Minutes (June-Dec.)
1995
4/4
ISRDB Agendas (Jan.-June)
1974
4/5
ISRDB Agendas (July-Sept.)
1974
4/6
ISRDB Agendas (Oct.-Dec.)
1974
4/7
ISRDB Agendas (Jan.-June)
1975
4/8
ISRDB Agendas (July-Dec.)
1975
4/9
ISRDB Agendas
1976
4/10
ISRDB Agendas
1977
4/11
ISRDB Agendas
1978
4/12
ISRDB Agendas
1979
4/13
ISRDB Agendas
1980
5/1
ISRDB Agendas
1981
5/2
ISRDB Agendas
1982
5/3
ISRDB Agendas
1983
5/4
ISRDB Agendas
1984
5/5
ISRDB Agendas
1985
5/6
ISRDB Agendas
1986
5/7
ISRDB Agendas
1987
5/8
ISRDB Agendas
1988
5/9
ISRDB Agendas
1989
5/10
ISRDB Agendas
1990
5/11
ISRDB Agendas
1991
5/12
ISRDB Agendas
1992
5/13
ISRDB Agendas
1993
5/14
ISRDB Agendas
1994
5/15
ISRDB Agendas
1995

5754-C2:  International Special Review District Subject Files, 1973-2002Return to Top

3.6 cubic feet , (9 boxes)

Correspondence, memos, clippings, and other materials relating to issues affecting the District. Many of the records deal with METRO transit projects, including bus shelters, transit bases, and bus zones. Another significant portion of materials relate to I-90 access ramps and transit plans, including some high-quality aerial photos. Other topics covered in the collection include Union Station, the installation of banners in the neighborhood, City Light utility issues, neighborhood concerns with liquor licenses, and elections for the International Special Review District Board.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
8/1
Banner Project
1989-1994
1/1
Banners
1979
1/2
Banners
1979
1/3
Banners
1979
1/4
Banners
1980
1/5
Banners
1980
1/6
Banners
1980
1/7
Board Elections
1973
1/8
Board Elections
1974
1/9
Board Elections
1977-1982
1/10
Board Elections
1983
1/11
Board Elections
1985
1/12
Board Elections
1986
1/13
Board Elections
1987
1/14
Board Elections
1988
1/15
Board Elections
1989
1/16
Board Elections
1990
1/17
Board Elections
1991
1/18
Board Elections
1992
1/19
Board Elections
1993
1/20
Board Elections
1994
1/21
Board Elections
1995
1/22
Board Elections
1996
1/23
Board Elections
1997
8/2
Board Elections
1998
8/3
Board Elections
1999
8/4
Board Elections
2000
8/5
Board Elections
2001
8/6
Board Elections
2002
2/1
Briefing Packets / Tours
1981-1991
2/2
Bush Hotel
1977
8/7
Chew-Lun Benevolent Association
1992
2/3
City Light - Utilities
1982-1983
2/4
City Light - Utilities
1983-1984
2/5
City Light - Utilities, Undergrounding
1980-1981
2/6
City Light - Utilities, Undergrounding, Plans
1983
2/7
City Light - Utilities, Undergrounding, Plans
1983
2/8
Comprehensive Plan
1993-1997
2/9
Correspondence and Memos
1980-1981
2/10
International District Investment Guide
1989-1990
2/11
Interstate 90 - Added Access Ramps
1980
2/12
Interstate 90 - Added Access Ramps
1982
3/1
Interstate 90 - Added Access Ramps
1983
3/2
Interstate 90 - Added Access Ramps
1986
3/3
Interstate 90 - Added Access Ramps
1988-1990
3/4
Interstate 90 - Added Access Ramps
1991-1992
3/5
Interstate 90 - Added Access Ramps, Photos
1987
3/7
Interstate 90 - Transit Access
1979
3/8
Interstate 90 - Transit Access
1979-1981
3/9
Interstate 90 - Transit Access, News Clippings
1979-1981
3/6
Interstate 90 - 10th Avenue S. Reconnection
1985-1990
3/10
Kingdome
1990
3/11
Kingdome
1991
3/12
Kingdome
1991
3/13
Kingdome
1992-1993
3/14
Kingdome
1993-1996
4/1
Kumata Report
1973-1975
4/2
Land Use and Transportation Project - Downtown Plan
1983
4/3
Land Use and Transportation Project - Downtown Plan
1983-1984
4/4
Land Use and Transportation Project - Downtown Plan, Comments
1982
4/5
Land Use and Transportation Project - Downtown Plan, Comments
1982
4/6
Land Use and Transportation Project - International District Companion Document
1981-1983
4/7
Land Use and Transportation Project - International District Companion Document
1983-1984
4/8
Land Use Survey
1982
4/9
Liquor Licenses
1983-1990
4/10
Liquor Licenses
1983-1990
4/11
Liquor Licenses
1983-1990
4/12
Liquor Licenses
1983-1990
4/13
Liquor Licenses
1983-1990
4/14
Liquor Licenses
1983-1990
4/15
Mayor's Forum
1987
4/16
METRO - Board Concerns
1985-1992
4/17
METRO - Bus Shelters
1975-1976
5/1
METRO - Central Operating Base Expansion
1983
5/2
METRO - Dearborn Base
1975
5/3
METRO - Dearborn Base
1977
5/4
METRO - Dearborn Base
1977
5/5
METRO - Dearborn Base
1977
5/6
METRO - Dearborn Base
1978-1980
5/7
METRO - Dearborn Base
1981-1982
5/8
METRO - Dearborn Base
1989-1990
5/9
METRO - Downtown Seattle Transit Project
1983-1985
5/10
METRO - Downtown Seattle Transit Project
1986-1987
5/11
METRO - Downtown Seattle Transit Project, Noise Variance
1985-1986
5/12
METRO - Downtown Seattle Transit Project, Union Station
1983-1985
5/13
METRO - Downtown Seattle Transit Project, Union Station
1986
5/14
METRO - Fifth Avenue S. Bus Zone
1990
5/15
METRO - Fifth Avenue S. Improvements
1983-1986
5/16
METRO - Fifth Avenue S. Improvements
1987
5/17
METRO - Fifth Avenue S. Improvements
1989-1990
6/1
METRO - Fourth and Jackson Transit Shelter
1983-1984
6/2
METRO - Jackson Street Bus Zones
1978
6/3
METRO - Ryerson Base
1982
6/4
METRO - Transit Layover
1985
6/5
METRO - Transit Layover
1986
6/6
METRO - Transit Layover, Time-Lapse Counts
1985
6/7
METRO - Waterfront Trolley
1985-1986
6/8
METRO - Waterfront Trolley
1987
6/9
METRO - Waterfront Trolley
1989
6/10
METRO - Waterfront Trolley
1990-1992
6/11
METRO - Waterfront Trolley
1993
6/12
METRO - Waterfront Trolley, Photos
1990-1992
6/13
Neighborhood Commercial Policies
1984-1985
6/14
Neighborhood Commercial Policies
1984-1985
6/15
Neighborhood Strategy Area Program (HUD)
1979-1981
6/16
Neighborhood Strategy Area Program (HUD) - Application
1978
6/17
Parking Study
1979-1980
6/18
Parking Study
1979-1980
7/1
Parking Study
1979-1981
7/2
Parking Study - Photos
1980
7/3
Reynolds Hotel
1980-1981
7/4
Reynolds Hotel - Alternatives (includes photos)
1980
7/5
Sonics Arena
1988-1991
7/6
South Downtown Transportation Study
1994
7/7
South Downtown Transportation Study
1994
7/8
South Downtown Transportation Study
1995-1997
7/9
South Downtown Transportation Study - Parking Survey Results
1994
7/10
Stardome
1993-1994
8/8
Summit Communications
1989-1990
8/9
Union Station - Aldus Corporation
1991-1992
8/10
Union Station - Planned Community Development
1989
9/1
Union Station - Planned Community Development
1989-1990
9/2
Union Station - Planned Community Development
1995
9/3
Union Station - Planned Community Development
1995-1998
9/4
Union Station - Planned Community Development - Plans
1986
9/5
Union Station - Property Use and Development Agreement
1989
9/6
Union Station - South Parking Garage
1998
9/7
Union Station - Transportation Management Plan
1998
9/8
Utility Vaults
1995-1996
9/9
Washington Natural Gas
1996-1997
9/10
Weekend Market
1992-1993

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Asian American business enterprises--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Historic buildings--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Historic preservation--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Transportation planning--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Corporate Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.). Office of Urban Conservation
  • International Special Review District Board
  • Geographical Names :
  • International District (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Seattle (Wash.)