Dept. of Community Development Cherry Hill Urban Renewal Project Records, 1959-1976  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Seattle (Wash.). Urban Renewal Program.
Title
Dept. of Community Development Cherry Hill Urban Renewal Project Records
Dates
1959-1976 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.4 cubic foot
Collection Number
1642-11
Summary
Records relating to Seattle's first urban renewal project.
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 Urban Renewal Program was authorized by ordinance in 1957, and the first federal funds allocated for neighborhood studies were received in 1959. The program was designed to eradicate urban "blighted areas" in the City. It was initially administered by the Executive Department, and then transferred to the Department of Community Development in 1969. The Urban Renewal Division was responsible for coordinating federal funds for local projects. Conventional urban renewal funding was designated for four neighborhoods: Yesler-Atlantic, University-Northlake, South Seattle, and Pike Place Market. In addition, Neighborhood Development Program funds targeted Leschi, South Park, and North Greenwood. Despite the early identification of neighborhoods and the adoption of urban renewal plans, most projects did not get underway until the mid- to late 1960s.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Correspondence, memoranda, reports, and other documentation relating to the Cherry Hill Urban Renewal Project (Project Wash R-4 NA). Also known as Conservation Project No. 1, this was Seattle's first urban renewal project. It covered nearly 63 acres and was bounded by E. Cherry and Yesler Streets and 17th and 23rd Avenues.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], Cherry Hill Urban Renewal Project Records, Record Series 1642-11 Box [number], Folder [number]. Seattle Municipal Archives.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

1642-11:  Cherry Hill Urban Renewal Project Records, 1959-1976Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Cherry Hill Urban Renewal Project: Correspondence
1959-1959
1/2
Cherry Hill Urban Renewal Project: Correspondence
1960-1960
1/3
Cherry Hill Urban Renewal Project: Correspondence
1962-1962
1/4
Cherry Hill Urban Renewal Project: Correspondence
1962-1964
1/5
Cherry Hill Urban Renewal Project: Correspondence
1965-1976
1/6
Cherry Hill Urban Renewal Project: Plan and Documentation
1960-1960
1/7
Cherry Hill Urban Renewal Project: Plan and Documentation
1960-1960
1/8
Cherry Hill Urban Renewal Project: Plan and Documentation
1960-1960
1/9
Cherry Hill Urban Renewal Project: Honor Award
1960-1963
1/10
Cherry Hill Urban Renewal Project: Reports
1961-1962
1/11
Cherry Hill Urban Renewal Project: Report
1965-1966
1/12
Cherry Hill Urban Renewal Project: Third Party Contracts
1960-1960
1/13
Cherry Hill Urban Renewal Project: Third Party Contracts
1961-1961
1/14
Photographs : Cherry Hill Cleanup Campaign (Items 77423-77426)
1959-1959

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Urban renewal--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Corporate Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.). Dept. of Community Development.
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)