Urban Renewal Program Relocation Services Records, 1967-1974

Overview of the Collection

Seattle (Wash.). Urban Renewal Program.
Urban Renewal Program Relocation Services Records
1967-1974 (inclusive)
1.4 cubic feet
Collection Number
Records relating to relocations from urban renewal areas.
Seattle Municipal Archives
Seattle Municipal Archives
Office of the City Clerk
City of Seattle
PO Box 94728
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 2062337807
Fax: 2063869025
Access Restrictions

Records are open to the public.


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, agreements, financial statements, and relocation data forms relating to the relocation of individuals and businesses from urban renewal areas including Yesler-Atlantic, North Greenwood, Leschi, Ballard, and University Addition.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], Relocation Services Records, Record Series 1642-08 Box [number], Folder [number]. Seattle Municipal Archives.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Photographs are arranged in batches according to their original order.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Relocation (Housing)--Washington (State)--Seattle

Corporate Names

  • Seattle (Wash.). Dept. of Community Development.
  • Seattle (Wash.). Urban Renewal Program.

Geographical Names

  • Seattle (Wash.)