Urban Renewal Program Relocation Services Correspondence, 1973-1976

Overview of the Collection

Seattle (Wash.). Urban Renewal Program.
Urban Renewal Program Relocation Services Correspondence
1973-1976 (inclusive)
0.4 cubic foot
Collection Number
Correspondence relating to relocations due to urban renewal projects.
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

Chronological correspondence of DCD's Relocation Services. Relates to relocation of tenants and homeowners of property demolished as part of urban renewal and neighborhood development programs.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], Relocation Services Correspondence, Record Series 1642-12 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

  • Neighborhood Development Program (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Relocation (Housing)--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Urban renewal--Washington (State)--Seattle

Geographical Names

  • Seattle (Wash.)