Seattle Department of Community Development Downtown Projects Records, 1970-1993  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Seattle (Wash.). Dept. of Community Development
Title
Seattle Department of Community Development Downtown Projects Records
Dates
1970-1993 (inclusive)
Quantity
7.2 cubic feet, (18 boxes)
Collection Number
1612-08
Summary
Records documenting community development projects in Seattle's downtown area.
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

The Department of Community Development administered the City's comprehensive plan and provided direction and support for the City's physical and economic development through community planning. DCD was established in 1969 and assumed the responsibilities of the City Planning Commission and the Urban Renewal Program. In 1972, the Office of Economic Development was created in the Department to provide information to businesses that were expanding or relocating in Seattle. DCD was the lead agency for implementing various types of grant funded projects, such as Neighborhood Improvement Program, Targeted Neighborhood Assistance Program, and Neighborhood Development Program. DCD was abolished in 1992 and its programs were relocated in the Department of Neighborhoods, Department of Housing and Human Services, Planning Department, and other agencies. DCD records include material from the City Planning Commission, Zoning Commission, Metropolitan Arts Commission, Board of Adjustment, and Urban Renewal Program.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Correspondence, maps, memoranda, plans, photographs, reports, and other material relating to five major projects and a number of miscellaneous projects in downtown Seattle. The five major projects were the City Hall Project; the rejuvenation of the Denny Regrade area; the repurposing of the Lake Union Steam Plant; projects on the site of the former Normandie Apartments, including Horizon House and Freeway Park; and the North Kingdome and Union Station Corridor Study. Miscellaneous projects include downtown parking and transit issues, the Seattle Art Museum, and the waterfront streetcar.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], Department of Community Development Downtown Projects Records, Record Series 1612-08. 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.

Subseries I: City Hall ProjectReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
A1A Urban Design Commission
1987
1/2
Arts
1986-1987
1/3
Adjacency Study
1987
1/4
Consultants Miscellaneous
1987
1/5
Departmental Advisory Committee
1987
1/6
Environmental Impact Statement Outline
1987
1/7
Environmental Impact Statement Scoping
1986-1987
1/8
Environmental Impact Statement Scoping Comments
1987
1/9
Environmental Impact Statement Siting
1987
1/10
Environmental Impact Statement Siting
1986
1/11
Environmental Impact Statement Transportation
1987-1988
1/12
Environmental Impact Statement Work Program
1987
1/13
Existing Facilities
1987
1/14
Existing Financing
1987
1/15
Existing Financing
1986
1/16
Interdepartmental Task Force
1986-1987
1/17
Legal Issues, Ordinances, etc.
1987
1/18
Memoranda
1987
2/1
Miscellaneous
1987
2/2
Miscellaneous Notes
1988
2/3
Miscellaneous Notes
1987
2/4
Miscellaneous Notes
1987
2/5
Planning and Design Advisory Committee
1987
2/6
Planning and Design Advisory Committee
1987
2/7
Prospectus
1987
2/8
Public Comments and Process
1986-1987
2/9
Request for Proposals
1987
2/10
Schedule
1987
2/11
Schedule and Coordinations
1987
2/12
Selection Process
1986-1987
2/13
Urban Redevelopment Commission
1987

Subseries II: Denny RegradeReturn to Top

Subsets of records within this subseries include correspondence, general materials, major private projects, park files, planning for Community Development Block Grants, planning consultants, and Multiple Residence-Mixed Density Design Review and Conditional Bulk Approval project files.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
2/14
Correspondence
1979
2/15
Correspondence - Miscellaneous
1979-1981
2/16
Correspondence - Miscellaneous
1974-1978
2/17
Block Grant - Denny Regrade Park and Planning
1976-1980
3/1
Environmental Impact Statements
1974
3/2
Magic Carpet
1975-1978
3/3
Magic Carpet
1973-1974
3/4
Monitoring and Evaluation Reports
1975-1977
3/5
Monitoring and Evaluation Reports
1975-1977
3/6
Traffic Revisions Project
1979-1980
3/7
Traffic Revisions Project
1977-1978
3/8
Traffic Revisions Project
1973-1976
3/9
Zoning and Land Use
1976-1978
3/10
Zoning and Land Use
1975
3/11
Zoning and Land Use
1974
3/12
Zoning and Land Use
1973
4/1
Zoning and Land Use
1970-1972
4/2
Zoning Study - 1978-1979 Advisory Committee
1979
4/3
Zoning Study - 1978-1979 Preliminary Report
1979
4/4
Parson's Block (Martin Selig) - Alley Vacation
1980
4/5
Parson's Block (Martin Selig) - Devonshire Agreement
1980-1983
4/6
Parson's Block (Martin Selig) - Rezone Proposal
1982-1983
4/7
Parson's Block (Martin Selig) - "Waterview" Project - General
1979-1980
4/8
Parson's Block (Martin Selig) - "Waterview" Project - Planned Unit Development Application and Environmental Impact Statement
1980
4/9
Union Oil (Union Plaza)
1979-1981
4/10
Accounting
1977-1980
4/11
Acquisition
1977-1978
4/12
Acquisition
1975-1976
4/13
Adjacent Building (2221 Third Avenue)
1979
4/14
Artist
1977-1978
4/15
Can Do Play Ground
1977-1979
5/1
Community Involvement
1977-1978
5/2
Consultant - Garden Enterprise
1977-1979
5/3
Consultant Selection Procedure
1977
5/4
Contract - Ironwood Northwest
1978-1979
5/5
Dedication
1979
5/6
Design Commission
1977-1978
5/7
Design Program
1977-1978
5/8
Miscellaneous
1977-1979
5/9
Park Naming Committee
1976-1978
5/10
Parks Department and Department of Community Development
1976-1977
5/11
Sidewalk Paving
1978-1979
5/12
Site Inception Reports
1978-1979
5/13
Advisory Committee - Agendas and Meeting Notices
1981-1982
5/14
Advisory Committee - Handouts and Mailings
1981-1982
5/15
Advisory Committee - Handouts and Mailings
1981
5/16
Advisory Committee - Minutes
1981
5/17
Agreement for Legal Services
1980-1981
5/18
Firm Alternative
1981
5/19
Guidelines
1981-1982
5/20
Housing Strategy
1981
5/21
Legal Opinions
1981-1982
5/22
Program Plan
1980-1981
5/23
RM-MD (Mixed Residence-Mixed Density) Design Guidelines and LUTP Plan Comparison
1982
6/1
Urban Form Proposals - Letters
1980-1981
6/2
Urban Form Proposals - Maps
1981-1982
6/3
Aarts, Jan Alexander
1979
6/4
Gorman, James, Cindy Solie and Dee Walsh
1980
6/5
DR 75-1 Fourth Avenue and Bell Street
1975-1978
6/6
DR 75-2 2614 Fourth Avenue - Bayview Tower
1975-1976
6/7
DR 75-2 2614 Fourth Avenue - Bayview Tower
1973-1974
6/8
DR 77-1 Third Avenue and Blanchard Street - Grandview
1977-1984
6/9
DR 78-1 First Avenue and Bell Street - Hawley Dudley
1977-1978
6/10
DR 78-2 Second Avenue and Cedar Street - Harbour Heights
1977-1982
6/11
DR 78-3 First Avenue and Blanchard Street - Continental Plaza - Correspondence
1980-1984
6/12
DR 78-3 First Avenue and Blanchard Street - Continental Plaza - Correspondence
1979
6/13
DR 78-3 First Avenue and Blanchard Street - Continental Plaza - Correspondence
1977-1978
7/1
DR 78-3 First Avenue and Blanchard Street - Continental Plaza - Environmental Impact Statement
1979-1983
7/2
DR 78-3 First Avenue and Blanchard Street - Continental Plaza - Phasing Agreement
1979
7/3
DR 79-1 First Avenue and Vine Street - Retail Clerks Union
1978-1980
7/4
DR 79-1 First Avenue and Vine Street - Retail Clerks Union
1979-1981
7/5
DR 79-1 First Avenue and Vine Street - Retail Clerks Union - Drawings
1979
7/6
DR 79-2 Second Avenue and Broad Street - Bay Vista
1982-1984
7/7
DR 79-2 Second Avenue and Broad Street - Bay Vista
1980
7/8
DR 79-2 Second Avenue and Broad Street - Bay Vista
1979
7/9
DR 79-2 Second Avenue and Broad Street - Bay Vista
1978-1979
7/10
DR 80-1 Second Avenue and Cedar Street - Grange Insurance
1978-1980
7/11
DR 82-1 Second Avenue and Wall Street - Design Review Approval
1981-1983
7/12
DR 82-1 Second Avenue and Wall Street - Environmental Impact Statement
1982
7/13
DR 82-1 Second Avenue and Wall Street - Street and Alley Vacations
1983
8/1
DR 82-1 Second Avenue and Wall Street - Street and Alley Vacations
1982
8/2
DR 82-1 Second Avenue and Wall Street - 1986 Revisions and Environmental Impact Statement Addendum
1986
8/3
DR 85-1 Trianon Building
1985

Subseries III: Lake Union Steam PlantReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
8/4
Agreement Drafts
1991
8/5
Agreement with City Light
1988
8/6
Amendment to Exchange Agreement
1991
8/7
Appraisal Information
1988-1992
8/8
Chihuly
1990
8/9
Chronological File
1991
8/10
Chronological File
1991
8/11
Chronological File
1991
8/12
Chronological File
1991
8/13
Chronological File
1991
8/14
Citizens' Advisory Committee - Agendas and Minutes
1990
8/15
Citizens' Advisory Committee - Correspondence
1990
8/16
Citizens' Advisory Committee - March 10 Handouts
1990
8/17
Citizens' Advisory Committee - March 19 Handouts
1990
8/18
Citizens' Advisory Committee - March 19 Mailing
1990
8/19
Citizens' Advisory Committee - March 26 Handouts
1990
8/20
Citizens' Advisory Committee - March 26 Mailing
1990
8/21
Citizens' Advisory Committee - April 2 Handouts
1990
8/22
Citizens' Advisory Committee - April 2 Mailing
1990
8/23
Citizens' Advisory Committee - April 10 Handouts
1990
8/24
Citizens' Advisory Committee - April 10 Mailing
1990
8/25
Citizens' Advisory Committee - April 16 Handouts
1990
9/1
Citizens' Advisory Committee - April 23 Handouts
1990
9/2
Citizens' Advisory Committee - April 23 Mailing
1990
9/3
Citizens' Advisory Committee - April 25 Handouts
1990
9/4
Citizens' Advisory Committee - April 30 Handouts
1990
9/5
Citizens' Advisory Committee - April 30 Mailing
1990
9/6
Citizens' Advisory Committee - May 4 Mailing
1990
9/7
Citizens' Advisory Committee - May 25 Mailing
1990
9/8
Citizens' Advisory Committee - Membership
1990
9/9
Citizens' Advisory Committee - Public Hearing
1990
9/10
City University Task Force
1989
9/11
Cleanup
1989-1990
9/12
Combined Sewer Overflow Tank Use
1989
9/13
Community Participation
1987-1988
9/14
Council (Pre-Koll)
1987-1989
9/15
Disclosure Request
1990
9/16
Exchange - Council
1990
9/17
Exchange - Interdepartmental Task Force
1989-1990
9/18
Exchange Agreement - Signed Original
1991
9/19
Executed Original Agreement
1991
9/20
Fremont Public Association
1990
9/21
Information Sheets
1988-1990
9/22
Internal Memoranda
1989-1990
9/23
Koll - Contract Compliance
1990-1991
9/24
Koll - Correspondence
1990-1991
10/1
Koll - Financial
1990
10/2
Koll - Lake Union Air Cleanup
1990-1991
10/3
Koll - Landmarks Issues
1991
10/4
Koll - Landmarks Issues
1990
10/5
Koll - Master Use Permit
1990-1991
10/6
Kurtzer Site - Environmental
1989
10/7
Lake Union Air and Lake Union Steam Plant Trade
1988-1989
10/8
Lake Union Drydock
1989-1990
10/9
Lake Union Water Quality Management
1986-1987
10/10
Local Participation
1991-1992
10/11
Mayor's Briefing Memoranda
1989-1990
10/12
Miscellaneous
1990-1991
10/13
Negotiations
1992
10/14
Negotiations
1990
10/15
92 Legislation
1990-1992
11/1
Ordinance 9/90
1990
11/2
Park Plans
1990
11/3
Participation
1992
11/4
Policy Conflicts
1988
11/5
Policies and Regulations
1988
11/6
Preliminary Work
1989
11/7
Prospects
1988-1989
11/8
Shoreland Parcels
1989-1990
11/9
South Lake Union Steam Plant
1990-1991
11/10
Steamplant
1987
11/11
Steamplant - Landmark Ordinances
1988-1990
11/12
Steamplant - Letters
1990
11/13
Steamplant - Miscellaneous
1987-1989
11/14
Steamplant - Reuse Ideas
1987-1988
11/15
Street Vacations
1991
11/16
Surplus Property
1987
11/17
Third Amendment - Legislation
1991
11/18
Third Amendment - Revised
1991
12/1
Title Reports
1990
12/2
Working Documents
1991
12/3
Workshop 10/25/1988
1988
12/4
Workshop Consultant Contract
1988-1989
12/5
Zoning
1989-1990
12/6
Zymogenetics Proposal
1992-1993
12/7
Zymogenetics Proposal
1992
12/8
Zymogenetics Proposal
1992

Subseries IV: Miscellaneous ProjectsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
12/9
Correspondence: Miscellaneous Projects
1986
12/10
Downtown Community Redevelopment Financing Projects
1985
12/11
Downtown Parking - 1980
1979-1980
12/12
Downtown Parking - 1979
1979
12/13
Downtown Parking - PDC 1979
1978-1979
12/14
Downtown Transit Project - Stations
1985-1987
13/1
Downtown Trust
1985
13/2
Environmental Impact Statement Reviews
1983
13/3
Land Use
1985-1986
13/4
Land Use Miscellaneous
1982-1984
13/5
Land Use Miscellaneous
1983
13/6
Land Use Policies and Code Miscellaneous
1982-1983
13/7
Planning Study
1985-1986
13/8
Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences
1985-1986
13/9
Seattle Art Museum
1985-1986
13/10
Seattle Art Museum Levy Ordinance
1986
13/11
Seattle Art Museum Levy Ordinance
1984-1985
13/12
Seattle Children's Theatre
1985-1986
13/13
Shorelines
1983
13/14
Street Vacations
1983
13/15
University of Washington - Delridge Property
1983
13/16
University of Washington - Delridge Property
1982
14/1
University of Washington - Delridge Property
1982
14/2
Waterfront Streetcar Extension
1985-1987
14/3
Westlake Center
1987

Subseries V: Normandie SiteReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
14/4
Appraisals
1977
14/5
Appraisals
1977
14/6
Normandie Chronological File
1982
14/7
Normandie Chronological File
1981
14/8
Normandie Chronological File
1980
14/9
Normandie Chronological File
1979
14/10
Normandie Chronological File
1979
14/11
Normandie Chronological File
1979
14/12
Normandie Chronological File
1978
14/13
Normandie Chronological File
1978
14/14
Normandie Chronological File
1978
15/1
Normandie Chronological File
1977
15/2
Normandie Chronological File
1977
15/3
Normandie Chronological File
1977
15/4
Normandie Chronological File
1976
15/5
Normandie Chronological File
1975
15/6
Normandie Chronological File
1974
15/7
Horizon House PUD 81-2
1981
15/8
Horizon House PUD 81-2
1978-1980
15/9
Horizon House PUD 81-2 - Expansion 1981
1981
15/10
Horizon House PUD 81-2 - Expansion
1978-1980
15/11
Legal
1973-1978
15/12
Legislation
1977
15/13
Plans, Photographs, etc.
1981
15/14
Seattle Engineering Department Contract 6103
1979-1982

Subseries VI: North Kingdome and Union Station Corridor StudyReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
16/1
Advisory Committee
1986
16/2
Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes
1985
16/3
Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes
1985
16/4
Bills and Invoices
1986
16/5
Building Inventory
1986-1987
16/6
Bulk Area Calculations
1985
16/7
Comments
1988
16/8
Committee Handout Copies
1985
16/9
Committee Handout Copies
1985
16/10
Committee Meetings
1986-1987
16/11
Community Development Program Areas and Planned Community Developments
1985-1986
16/12
Correspondence
1987
16/13
Correspondence
1984-1986
16/14
Data Collection
1985
16/15
North Kingdome and Union Station Corridor Study: Development Guidelines
1987
16/16
Draft Report Comments
1986
16/17
Draft Report Comments
1985
17/1
Draft Report Comments
1985
17/2
Existing Studies
1985
17/3
Final Plan
1986
17/4
Goals and Issues
1986
17/5
Goals and Objectives
1984-1985
17/6
Graphics
1985
17/7
Housing
1985
17/8
Issues
1985
17/9
Land Use General Information
1985
17/10
Land Use Zoning Regulations
1985
17/11
North Kingdome
1986-1988
17/12
North Kingdome
1986-1988
17/13
Notes
1985
17/14
Office Development Cost and Rental Rates
1985-1986
17/15
Parking Inventory
1986
17/16
Photographs
1986
17/17
Photographs
1986
17/18
Photographs Union Station "A"
1986
18/1
Photographs Union Station "B"
1986
18/2
Photographs Union Station "C"
1986
18/3
Photographs Union Station "A"
1986
18/4
Photographs Union Station "B"
1986
18/5
Photographs Union Station "C"
1986
18/6
Plan Mailing and News Announcements
1986
18/7
Program and Schedule
1985-1986
18/8
Property Information, Ownership, Values, etc.
1985
18/9
Property Inventory
1987
18/10
Property Ownership
1985
18/11
Planned Community Developments
1985-1987
18/12
Recommendations
1987-1988
18/13
Retail and Commercial
1984
18/14
Schedule and Program
1986
18/15
Sidewalk and Street Fixture Inventory
1986
18/16
Slides and Negatives
1986
18/17
Traffic Analysis
1983-1987
18/18
Traffic Improvement Concepts
1986
18/19
Transit Inventory
1986
18/20
Transportation and Circulation
1985
18/21
Urban Design
1987

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Central business districts--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • City halls--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • City planning--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Community development--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Denny Regrade (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Lake Union Steam Plant (Seattle, Wash.)
  • SoDo (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Corporate Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.). Dept. of Community Development
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)