Office of Urban Conservation Subject Files, 1974-1999  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Seattle (Wash.). Office of Urban Conservation
Title
Office of Urban Conservation Subject Files
Dates
1974-1999 (inclusive)
Quantity
10 cubic feet, (25 boxes)
Collection Number
5754-01
Summary
Materials documenting projects and concerns of the Office of Urban Conservation, a City of Seattle historic preservation agency.
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.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Correspondence, memos, legal documents, and other materials documenting the projects and concerns of the Office of Urban Conservation. A large portion of the materials address the controversy over what to do with Fort Lawton. The Parks Department and open-space advocates wanted to demolish the buildings left from the army fort, while preservationists wished to save at least some of them. Planning and negotiation about what became Discovery Park went on for years, finally resulting in the preservation of the most significant buildings.

Another topic addressed in some depth is the preservation of historic religious properties. The city tried to declare both First Covenant Church and First United Methodist Church as historic landmarks, but the churches fought the designations in court on constitutional grounds and won. There is a great deal of documentation of these two cases, as well as material from other relevant cases around the country, documentation of historic religious properties in the city, and files relating to a Seattle conference on religious properties.

Another sizeable portion of the records is devoted to work the City and the OUC did with the Seattle School District on capital improvements during the 1990s. Materials document the capital improvement program in general as well as work on individual schools.

Other subjects documented in the collection include historic theatres, siting for the Mariners stadium, the Frederick & Nelson site, preservation surveys, the downtown plan, Seattle Commons, and Preservation Week activities.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], Office of Urban Conservation Subject Files, Record Series 5754-01. 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.

Office of Urban Conservation Subject Files, 1974-1999Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
17/1
Accountability Contract
1992-1997
17/2
Baseball Stadium - Environmental Review
1996
17/3
Baseball Stadium - Environmental Review
1996
17/4
Baseball Stadium - Environmental Review
1996-1997
17/5
Baseball Stadium - Ethics and Elections Commission Opinion
1996
17/7
Baseball Stadium - News Clippings
1994-1997
17/8
Baseball Stadium - News Clippings
1996
17/6
Baseball Stadium - Neighborhood Impact Funds
1997
17/9
Baseball Stadium - Parking and Access Review Committee (PARC)
1997-1998
17/10
Baseball Stadium - Staff Notes
1994-1997
18/1
Baseball Stadium - Staff Notes
1994-1997
18/2
Baseball Stadium - Staff Notes
1995-1996
1/1
Board / Commission Reports
1982-1991
1/2
Board / Commission Reports
1992
1/3
Board / Commission Reports
1993
1/4
Board / Commission Reports
1994
18/3
Brochure - State Grant
1991
18/4
Budget
1994
18/5
Budget
1994
18/6
Budget
1994
18/7
Budget
1996
18/8
Budget
1996
19/1
Budget
1997
19/2
Budget
1998
19/3
Budget
1998
19/4
Certificate of Approval Legislation
1997-1998
19/5
Certificate of Approval Legislation
1998
19/6
Church Preservation
1975-1997
1/5
Comprehensive Plan
1991-1993
19/7
Concert Hall Task Force
1989-1990
1/6
Convention Center Expansion
1984-1994
19/8
Cultural Resources Element and Action Plan
1996-1997
19/9
Cultural Resources Element and Action Plan
1997-1998
1/7
Downtown Plan
1983
1/8
Downtown Plan
1984
1/9
Downtown Plan - Allied Arts
1984-1985
1/10
Downtown Plan - Housing
1983-1984
1/11
Downtown Plan - Interim Controls
1984
1/12
Downtown Plan - Preservation Policy
1984-1985
1/13
Downtown Plan - Proposed Interim Code
1984
1/14
Downtown Plan - Retail Core
1984-1985
1/15
Downtown Plan - Transfer of Development Rights
1980-1985
1/16
Downtown Plan - Transfer of Development Rights
1984
1/17
Downtown Plan - Transfer of Development Rights
1985-1989
2/13
First Covenant Church - News Clippings
1989-1993
2/1
First Covenant Church
1990-1993
2/2
First Covenant Church - Legal Documents
1990
2/3
First Covenant Church - Legal Documents
1990-1991
2/4
First Covenant Church - Legal Documents
1990-1991
2/6
First Covenant Church - Legal Documents, Affadavits
1990
2/7
First Covenant Church - Legal Documents, Briefs
1990-1991
2/8
First Covenant Church - Legal Documents, Briefs
1991
2/9
First Covenant Church - Legal Documents, Briefs
1991
2/10
First Covenant Church - Legal Documents, Briefs
1991
2/11
First Covenant Church - Legal Documents, Briefs
1991
2/12
First Covenant Church - Legal Documents, Briefs
1991
2/5
First Covenant Church - Legal Documents
1992
2/14
First United Methodist Church
1993-1996
2/15
First United Methodist Church - Legal Documents
1993
2/16
First United Methodist Church - Legal Documents
1993
3/2
First United Methodist Church - Legal Documents, Affadavits
1993
3/3
First United Methodist Church - Legal Documents, Affadavits
1993
3/4
First United Methodist Church - Legal Documents, Affadavits
1993
3/5
First United Methodist Church - Legal Documents, Briefs
1993
3/10
First United Methodist Church - News Clippings
1993-1996
3/6
First United Methodist Church - Legal Documents, Briefs
1994
3/7
First United Methodist Church - Legal Documents, Briefs
1994
2/17
First United Methodist Church - Legal Documents
1995
3/1
First United Methodist Church - Legal Documents
1995-1996
3/8
First United Methodist Church - Legal Documents, Briefs
1995
3/9
First United Methodist Church - Legal Documents, Briefs
1995
3/11
Fort Lawton
1974-1975
3/12
Fort Lawton
1974-1975
3/13
Fort Lawton
1976
3/14
Fort Lawton
1976
3/15
Fort Lawton
1976
4/1
Fort Lawton
1977
4/2
Fort Lawton
1978
4/3
Fort Lawton
1978
4/4
Fort Lawton
1978
4/5
Fort Lawton
1978
4/6
Fort Lawton
1979
4/7
Fort Lawton
1979
4/8
Fort Lawton
1980
4/9
Fort Lawton
1980
5/1
Fort Lawton
1981
5/2
Fort Lawton
1981
5/3
Fort Lawton
1981
5/4
Fort Lawton
1982
5/5
Fort Lawton
1983
5/6
Fort Lawton
1983
5/7
Fort Lawton
1983
5/8
Fort Lawton
1983
5/9
Fort Lawton
1983
5/10
Fort Lawton
1983
5/11
Fort Lawton
1983-1984
6/1
Fort Lawton
1984
6/2
Fort Lawton
1984
6/3
Fort Lawton
1985
6/4
Fort Lawton
1985
6/5
Fort Lawton
1985
6/6
Fort Lawton
1985
6/7
Fort Lawton
1985
6/8
Fort Lawton
1985
6/9
Fort Lawton
1985
6/10
Fort Lawton
1985
6/11
Fort Lawton
1986
6/12
Fort Lawton
1986
7/1
Fort Lawton
1987
7/2
Fort Lawton
1987
7/3
Fort Lawton
1987
7/4
Fort Lawton
1987
7/5
Fort Lawton
1988
7/6
Fort Lawton
1988
7/7
Fort Lawton
1988
7/8
Fort Lawton
1988
7/9
Fort Lawton
1989
7/10
Fort Lawton
1989
8/1
Fort Lawton
1989
8/2
Fort Lawton
1989
8/3
Fort Lawton
1989
8/4
Fort Lawton
1989-1991
8/5
Fort Lawton - Adaptive Re-Use Study
1982
8/6
Fort Lawton - Adaptive Re-Use Study
1982-1983
8/7
Fort Lawton - Certificates of Approval
1988-1989
8/8
Fort Lawton - Cost Estimates
1988
8/9
Fort Lawton - Council Action
1988
8/10
Fort Lawton - Council Action
1988
8/11
Fort Lawton - Council Action
1988
9/1
Fort Lawton - Council Action
1988
9/2
Fort Lawton - Council Action
1988
9/3
Fort Lawton - Council Action
1988
9/4
Fort Lawton - Council Action
1988
9/5
Fort Lawton - Discovery Park Ordinance
1976-1981
9/6
Fort Lawton - EIS
1977
9/7
Fort Lawton - EIS
1978-1982
9/8
Fort Lawton - Endangered Landmarks Fund
1988-1989
9/9
Fort Lawton - FSEIS Appeal
1983
9/10
Fort Lawton - FSEIS Appeal
1983
9/11
Fort Lawton - FSEIS Appeal
1983
9/12
Fort Lawton - FSEIS Appeal
1983
10/1
Fort Lawton - FSEIS Appeal
1983
10/2
Fort Lawton - Landmarks Preservation Board Action
1988
10/3
Fort Lawton - Legal Documents
1987-1988
10/4
Fort Lawton - Legal Documents, Affadavits
1987-988
10/5
Fort Lawton - Litigation
1988
10/6
Fort Lawton - Margaret Coughlin
1983-1984
10/7
Fort Lawton - Margaret Coughlin
1984
10/8
Fort Lawton - Margaret Coughlin
1984
10/9
Fort Lawton - Margaret Coughlin
1984
10/10
Fort Lawton - Margaret Coughlin
1985
10/11
Fort Lawton - Margaret Coughlin
1985
10/12
Fort Lawton - Margaret Coughlin
1985
11/1
Fort Lawton - News Clippings
1974-1977
11/2
Fort Lawton - News Clippings
1977-1982
11/3
Fort Lawton - News Clippings
1978
11/4
Fort Lawton - News Clippings
1983
11/5
Fort Lawton - News Clippings
1988
11/6
Fort Lawton - News Clippings
1988
11/7
Fort Lawton - Plans
1988
11/8
Fort Lawton - Plans
1989
11/9
Fort Lawton - Reference Materials
1976-1983
11/10
Fort Lawton - Reference Materials
1977-1984
11/11
Fort Lawton - Relevant Material
1985
11/12
Fort Lawton - Scoping
1984
11/13
Fort Lawton - Support Letters & Testimony
1987-1988
12/1
Frederick & Nelson Site
1984-1994
12/2
Frederick & Nelson Site
1995
12/3
Frederick & Nelson Site
1995
12/4
Frederick & Nelson Site
1995
12/5
Grants - Historic Preservation Survey & Planning
1982
12/6
Grants - Historic Preservation Survey & Planning
1983
12/7
Grants - Historic Preservation Survey & Planning
1983
12/8
Grants - Historic Preservation Survey & Planning
1984
12/9
Grants - Historic Preservation Survey & Planning
1984
12/10
Grants - Historic Preservation Survey & Planning
1985
12/11
Grants - Historic Preservation Survey & Planning
1985
12/12
Grants - Historic Preservation Survey & Planning
1985-1986
13/1
Grants - Historic Preservation Survey & Planning
1988-1989
13/2
Grants - Neighborhood Preservation Workshops
1988-1989
13/3
Grants - Neighborhood Preservation Workshops
1988-1989
13/4
Grants - Neighborhood Preservation Workshops
1989
13/5
Grants - Neighborhood Preservation Workshops
1989
13/6
Grants - Neighborhood Preservation Workshops
1989
13/7
Grants - Pioneer Square Boundary Increase
1987
13/8
Grants - Pioneer Square Boundary Increase
1987
13/9
Grants - Pioneer Square Boundary Increase
1987
13/10
Job Classification
1985-1987
20/1
Landmarks Preservation Ordinance Amendments
1992-1993
13/11
League of Women Voters Historic Preservation Survey
1986
13/12
National Trust Honor Award Application - Seattle Carnegie Libraries
1989
13/13
National Trust Honor Award Application - Bel-Boy Project
1991
14/1
Partners for Livable Places
1984
14/2
Partners for Livable Places
1984-1985
20/2
Photos
-
14/3
Preservation Week
1977-1982
14/4
Preservation Week
1983
14/5
Preservation Week
1984
14/6
Preservation Week
1985
14/7
Preservation Week
1986
14/8
Preservation Week
1987
14/9
Preservation Week
1988
14/10
Preservation Week
1989
20/3
Regulatory Reform
1994-1996
14/11
Religious Properties Conference
1989-1990
20/4
Religious Properties Conference
1989-1990
20/5
Religious Properties Conference
1989-1990
15/1
Religious Properties Conference
1990
15/2
Religious Properties Conference - Final Report
1990
20/6
Religious Properties Conference - Slides
1990
20/7
Reorganization
1996
20/8
Reorganization
1996
20/9
Reorganization
1996
20/10
Reorganization
1996
21/1
Reorganization
1998
21/2
Rooftop Feature Code Amendment
1998-1999
21/3
Schools - Bryant Elementary
1994
21/4
Schools - Building Excellence
1993-1994
21/8
Schools - Building Excellence - Consultants
1993-1995
21/5
Schools - Building Excellence
1994
21/6
Schools - Building Excellence
1994
21/7
Schools - Building Excellence
1994
22/1
Schools - Capital Improvement Program / CIP II
1992-1993
22/2
Schools - Capital Improvement Program / CIP II (includes photo)
1992-1993
22/4
Schools - Capital Improvement Program / CIP II - City Council
1992-1993
22/8
Schools - Capital Improvement Program / CIP II - District Planning Efforts
1992-1993
22/11
Schools - Capital Improvement Program / CIP II - Landmarks Board
1992-1993
21/9
Schools - Capital Improvement Program / CIP I - Heery Report
1993
22/3
Schools - Capital Improvement Program / CIP II
1993
22/5
Schools - Capital Improvement Program / CIP II - Community Meetings
1993
22/6
Schools - Capital Improvement Program / CIP II - Correspondence
1993-1994
22/7
Schools - Capital Improvement Program / CIP II - CRSS/TRA Assessment
1993
22/9
Schools - Capital Improvement Program / CIP II - Draft EIS
1993
22/10
Schools - Capital Improvement Program / CIP II - Historic Seattle
1993
22/12
Schools - Capital Improvement Program / CIP II - News Clippings
1993
22/13
Schools - Capital Improvement Program / CIP II - Superintendent's Recommendation
1993
23/1
Schools - Classroom Use Survey
1992-1993
23/2
Schools - Coe Elementary
1994
23/3
Schools - Concord Elementary
1994
23/4
Schools - Correspondence
1983-1986
23/5
Schools - Draft Nominations
1980
23/6
Schools - Dunlap Elementary
1994
23/7
Schools - Elementary School Educational Specifications
1993-1994
23/8
Schools - Emerson Elementary
1994
23/12
Schools - Facilities Planning
1979-1989
23/9
Schools - Facilities Master Plan / CIP II
1992
23/10
Schools - Facilities Master Plan / CIP II
1992
23/11
Schools - Facilities Master Plan / CIP II
1992
23/13
Schools - Highland Park Elementary
1994
23/14
Schools - Historic Building Survey
1989
24/1
Schools - Inventory
1979-1988
24/2
Schools - Latona Elementary
1994
24/3
Schools - Lincoln High / Hamilton
1994
24/4
Schools - Master Cooperation Agreement
1993-1995
24/5
Schools - Middle School Educational Specifications
1993
24/6
Schools - Seward Elementary / TOPS
1994
24/7
Schools - Stevens Elementary
1994
24/8
Schools - West Seattle High
1994
24/9
Schools - Whittier Elementary
1994
15/5
Seattle Commons
1993-1994
15/6
Seattle Commons
1995
15/7
Seattle Religious Properties
1990
15/8
Seattle Religious Properties: B-E
1990
15/9
Seattle Religious Properties: F
1990
15/10
Seattle Religious Properties: I-N
1990
15/11
Seattle Religious Properties: S
1990
15/12
Seattle Religious Properties: T-U
1990
15/13
SEPA
1986-1987
15/14
SEPA
1988
16/1
SEPA - Committee Recommendations
1988
16/2
SEPA - Review Responsibilities
1986-1987
16/3
SEPA - Review Responsibilities
1987
16/4
SEPA - Review Responsibilities
1988
16/5
SEPA - Royer / Street Recommendations
1987
24/10
Shoreline Policies
1986-1988
16/6
Society of Jesus vs. Boston Landmarks Commission
1989
16/7
Society of Jesus vs. Boston Landmarks Commission
1989-1990
16/8
South Lake Union Subarea Plan
1995
16/9
State Legislation
1987
16/10
State Legislation
1990-1991
16/11
State Legislation
1992
16/12
State Legislation
1993
15/3
St. Bartholomew's vs. New York Landmarks Commission
1989-1990
15/4
St. Bartholomew's vs. New York Landmarks Commission
1990
24/11
Theatres
1974-1993
24/15
Theatres - Downtown Theater Task Force
1986
24/12
Theatres - Downtown Historic Theatre Advisory Group
1991-1992
24/13
Theatres - Downtown Historic Theatre Advisory Group
1991-1992
24/14
Theatres - Downtown Historic Theatre Advisory Group
1991-1992
25/1
Theatres - Landmark Theatre Bonus Ordinance
1987-1990
25/2
Theatres - Landmark Theatre Bonus Ordinance
1989
25/3
Theatres - Landmark Theatre Bonus Ordinance
1989
25/4
Theatres - Landmark Theatre Transferrable Development Rights / TDR
1991-1992
25/5
Theatres - Landmark Theatre Transferrable Development Rights / TDR
1992-1994
25/6
Theatres - Music Hall Theatre
1988-1994
25/10
Theatres - Music Hall Theatre - News Clippings
1988-1994
25/7
Theatres - Music Hall Theatre - Lawsuit
1992
25/8
Theatres - Music Hall Theatre - Lawsuit
1993
25/9
Theatres - Music Hall Theatre - Lawsuit
1993-1994
25/11
Theatres - Paramount Theatre
1989-1990
16/13
Walking Tours
1974-1979
16/14
Walla Walla Supreme Court Case
1996
16/15
Walla Walla Supreme Court Case
1997

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • City planning--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Fort Lawton (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Historic buildings--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Historic preservation--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Landmarks of faith--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Corporate Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.). Office of Urban Conservation
  • Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)