Queen Anne/Magnolia Neighborhood Service Center Records, 1995-2007  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Seattle (Wash.). Dept. of Neighborhoods
Title
Queen Anne/Magnolia Neighborhood Service Center Records
Dates
1995-2007 (inclusive)
1999-2002 (bulk)
Quantity
1.6 cubic feet, (4 boxes)
Collection Number
5752-07
Summary
Records documenting the activities of the Queen Anne/Magnolia Neighborhood Service Center.
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

Seattle has a network of Neighborhood Service Centers located throughout the city to provide citizens with information about Seattle services and programs. The customer service representatives assist more than 225,000 residents each year to obtain pet licences, pay City Light and Combined Utility bills, pay traffic tickets, apply for U.S. passports, and find information about city jobs. District coordinators are involved in neighborhood planning processes, serve as staff to the neighborhood district councils, and provide a wide range of information services to the community.

Seven Community Service Centers were established in 1973 under the direction of the Citizens Service Bureau to provide decentralized local government services to Seattle’s neighborhoods. The program was inspired by Boston’s successful “Little City Halls” concept, but budget constraints made it impossible to create as comprehensive a system. The original sites of the community centers were in the neighborhoods served by the Model City Program.

In 1974, the service center program was transferred to the Department of Human Resources (DHR). Under DHR, the service centers continued to provide decentralized City services, but also expanded into community-based social service delivery. In 1978, four of the centers were designated collection centers where citizens could pay utility bills and resolve billing issues. In addition, senior services, voter registration, animal licensing, and low income energy program assistance were instituted at the centers. During the 1980s and 1990s, the various service centers offered neighborhood legal clinics, IRS tax assistance, health and nutrition services, and a wide variety of other services.

The Department of Neighborhoods (DON) was created in 1991 and jurisdiction over community service centers was transferred from DHR. The Community Service Center Division was created within DON; in 1992 the division name was changed to the Neighborhood Service Centers (NSC) Division. In 1999, the Neighborhood Matching Fund and P-Patch Programs were merged with the NSC to create the Community Building Division. From the 1990s through 2010, the NSC program included staff in thirteen centers, including seven collection centers. Budget cuts forced the closing of six service centers in early 2011.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Queen Anne/Magnolia Neighborhood Service Center Records include correspondence, reports, and other materials documenting the activities of the service center staff and its interaction with residents of the upper and lower Queen Anne neighborhoods, Magnolia, Interbay, and the Discovery Park community. Service center staff worked closely with neighborhood groups, including the Queen Anne Community Council, the Uptown Alliance, Terminal 91 Neighbors Advisory Committee, Neighborhood Action Team Seattle, and the Magnolia/Queen Anne District Council. Among the neighborhood issues reflected in the records are land use, homelessness, parking, pedestrian safety, transportation planning, bridge and overpass concerns, and relations with the United Indians of All Tribes. The series includes meeting materials of the District Council.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], Queen Anne/Magnolia Neighborhood Service Center Records, Record Series 5752-07. 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.

5752-07:  Queen Anne/Magnolia Neighborhood Service Center Records, 1995-2007Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Ballard Interbay North Manufacturing Industrial Center (BINMIC)
2001-2002
1/2
Briarcliff School Site Development
2001-2004
1/3
Bulletins and Flyers. Neighborhood Programs
-
1/4
Center City Urban Design
2000
1/5
Coe Elementary School
2000-2002
1/6
Combined Sewer Overflow Project
1999-2001
1/7
Community Issues. Department of Neighborhoods Report.
2002
1/8
Council Member Nick Licata Tour (Feb. 9)
2001
1/9
Department of Construction and Land Use
2002
1/10
Dexter Pit Wetland
1999
1/11
Discovery Park
2002
1/12
Evergreen Forest Trust
2002
1/13
First Avenue West Pedestrian Lighting
2001-2002
1/14
Gilman Spring
2001-2002
1/15
Good Neighbor Agreements. Bars and Taverns.
1999-2000
1/16
Harry Whitney Treat House Landmark Nomination
2006
1/17
Homelessness. Handbook for the Homeless Project Notes
-
1/18
Homelessness. Shelter Siting Lower Queen Anne
1999-2000
1/19
Immunex and Elliott Construction
2001
1/20
Interbay Corridor. Rail Noise.
2002
1/21
Interbay P-Patch
2001-2002
1/22
Interbay Rezone
2005-2006
1/23
Kinnear Place Parks
2000-2001
1/24
Kiwanis Ravine
2001-2002
2/1
Magnolia Bridge Project
2005-2007
2/2
Magnolia Community Club
2000-2001
2/3
Magnolia Farmers' Market
2002-2003
2/4
Magnolia/Queen Anne District Council
1995
2/5
Magnolia/Queen Anne District Council
1996
2/6
Magnolia/Queen Anne District Council
1997-1998
2/7
Magnolia/Queen Anne District Council
1999-2001
2/8
Magnolia/Queen Anne District Council
2002
2/9
Magnolia/Queen Anne District Council Bylaws
1995-1998
2/10
Magnolia Village
2000-2002
2/11
Magnolia Village Park Gateway Project
2002
2/12
Mayor's Neighborhood Tours
2000
2/13
Neighborhood Action Team Seattle (NATS)
1999
2/14
Neighborhood Action Team Seattle (NATS)
2000
3/1
Neighborhood Stewardship Toolkit
-
3/2
Neighborhood Street Fund/Cumulative Reserve Subfund
2000
3/3
Neighborhood Street Fund/Cumulative Reserve Subfund
2001
3/4
Neighborhood Street Fund/Cumulative Reserve Subfund
2002
3/5
Night Out Block Parties
2000
3/6
Parking
2001-2002
3/7
Pedestrian Lighting. Upper Queen Anne.
2001-2002
3/8
People's Lodge. United Indians of All Tribes
2001-2002
3/9
Police
2002
3/10
Potlatch Trail
2000-2001
3/11
Queen Anne Boulevard/Roy Street Intersection
2000-2002
3/12
Queen Anne Community Council. Newspaper Clippings.
2004-2005
3/13
Queen Anne Community Council. Parks.
2000-2002
3/14
Queen Anne Community Council. Transfer of Development Rights (TDR)
2002
3/15
Queen Anne Community Council. Transportation.
2000-2001
3/16
Queen Anne Community Council. Short Fill Redevelopment Agreement. Port of Seattle.
2000
3/17
Queen Anne Library
1999-2001
3/18
Queen Anne/Magnolia Neighborhood Service Center Email Newsletter
2002
3/19
Qwest Siting Plan
2001
4/1
Rapid Transit Stations
2001
4/2
Safeway Store. Uptown.
2000-2001
4/3
Seattle's Bridge Seismic Program
2000
4/4
Seattle-King County Food Banks Resource Directory
2002
4/5
Seattle Monorail Project. Queen Anne Community Design Briefing.
2004
4/6
Small Sparks. Neighborhood Grants.
2001-2002
4/7
Smith Cove
2001
4/8
Street/Wall Mural Projects
2001-2003
4/9
Terminal 91 Neighbors Advisory Committee
1999-2002
4/10
Terminal 91 Neighbors Advisory Committee
2002
4/11
Thomas Street Overpass
2002
4/12
Tower Records Property
2001
4/13
Transmission Line Undergrounding. Uptown.
2001
4/14
Uptown Alliance
1999-2001
4/15
Uptown Alliance
2005-2006
4/16
Uptown Neighborhood Center Proposal
2001-2002
4/17
Uptown Park District. Queen Anne Plan.
2000-2002
4/18
Uptown Stroll
2001-2002
4/19
Ursula Judkins. Proposed Naming of Magnolia Reservoir Park.
2001
4/20
Views. Purpose of View Study.
2001
4/21
Washington Army National Guard Property. Interbay.
2001
4/22
West Galer Street Closure and Overpass.
1999-2002
4/23
West Government Way. Mixed Use Development
2000

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Citizens’ associations--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Municipal services--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Neighborhood government--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Corporate Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.). Dept. of Neighborhoods
  • Queen Anne Community Council (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)