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Neighborhood Planning Records, 1996-2004
- Torgelson, Nathan
- Neighborhood Planning Records
- 1996-2004 (inclusive)19962004
- 0.6 cubic feet, (2 boxes)
- Collection Number
- The records reflect the Office of Economic Development's participation in the neighborhood planning process in the late 1990s.
Seattle Municipal Archives
Seattle Municipal Archives
Office of the City Clerk
City of Seattle
PO Box 94728
- Access Restrictions
Records are open to the public.
Historical NoteReturn to Top
The Office of Economic Development (OED) was created in 1972 as part of the Department of Community Development to provide information to businesses expanding or relocating in Seattle. Its main efforts consisted of business development and capital investment, business assistance and advisory services, business liaison, special projects, and research.
In 1992 the City Council reorganized the functions of the Department of Community Development and established the Economic Development Transition Project. This project was assigned responsibility to contract for services to manage the Citys business loan programs and to develop and recommend a strategy for the Citys economic development programs.
OED was reorganized into the Executive Department in 1993. Its assigned functions included coordination of programs and policies related to the support of a diversified economy, livable wage jobs, access to education, job training and self-employment opportunities, and increased capacity for local neighborhood revitalization. OED administered the Citys business loan programs, including loans funded by Urban Development Action Grants, the Neighborhood Business Development Loan Program, Washington State Development Loan Funds, the Seattle Small Business Lenders Association, and Community Development Block Grants.
The Office negotiated and administered contracts with organizations engaged in the provision of economic development services. Additional functions included the implementation of Community Development Block Grant contracts, as well as administration of federal, state, and local grants such as Central Seattle Neighborhood Special Purpose Grants, Economic Development Administration Planning Grants, the Southeast Opportunity Fund, and the Southeast Good Neighbor Fund. OED provided staff support to the Citys Industrial Development Corporation, which issued industrial revenue bonds to provide low-interest financing for private business investment in Seattle. The Office also assumed responsibility for staffing the Mayors Small Business Task Force and administering certain contracts. The director was appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by City Council.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The records reflect OED's input, specifically Nathan Torgelson, to the neighborhood planning process, primarily for the years 1998-1999, from the perspective of OED's goals of a diversified economy, livable wage jobs, access to education, job training and self-employment opportunities, and increased capacity for local neighborhood revitalization. The work of other City staff, especially Central Staff, consultants and citizens is also reflected in these records as neighborhoods work towards finalizing their plans. Topic addressed include gentrification and transportation. Related records can be found in Central Staff Subject Files (4603-01) and in Department of Neighborhoods (1623-01).
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
[Item and date], Office of Economic Development Neighborhood Planning Records, Record Series 2105-05. Box [number], Folder [number]. Seattle Municipal Archives.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
|1||1||Admiral Neighborhood Planning||1998-1999|
|1||2||Aurora / Licton Springs Neighborhood Planning||1999|
|1||3||Ballard Interbay North Manufacturing and Industrial Center (BINMIC) Neighborhood Plan||1998|
|1||4||Ballard / Crown Hill Neighborhood Planning||1997-1998|
|1||5||Broadview / Bitter Lake / Haller Lake Neighborhood Plan||1999|
|1||6||Central area Neighborhood Planning||1997-1998|
|1||7||Central Area Neighborhood Planning||1996-1997|
|1||8||Chinatown / International District Neighborhood Planning||1997-1998|
|1||9||Columbia City Neighborhood Planning||1998-2004|
|1||10||Commercial Core Neighborhood Planning||1997-1998|
|1||11||Delridge Neighborhood Planning||1998-1999|
|1||12||Denny Regrade Neighborhood Planning||1998|
|1||13||Denny Triangle Neighborhood Plan||1998-1999|
|2||1||Duwamish Neighborhood Planning||1999|
|2||2||Green Lake Neighborhood Planning||1997-1999|
|2||3||Georgetown Neighborhood Planning||1997-1999|
|2||4||Fremont Neighborhood Planning||1998|
|2||5||Eastlake Neighborhood Planning||1998|
|2||6||MLK@Holly Neighborhood Planning||1998|
|2||7||Morgan Junction Neigbhorhood Planning||1998|
|2||8||North Beacon Hill Neigbhorhood Plan||1999|
|2||9||North District Neighborhood Planning||1999|
|2||10||North Rainier Neighborhood Plan||1998-1999|
|2||11||Pike - Pine Neighborhood Planning||1998-1999|
|2||12||Pioneer Square Neighborhood Plan||1998-1999|
|2||13||Queen Anne Neighborhood Plan||1998-1999|
|2||14||South Park Neighborhood Planning||1998|
|2||15||Roosevelt Neighborhood Planning||1999|
|2||16||Rainier Beach Neighborhood Plan||1997-1999|
|2||17||University District Community Urban Center||1997-1998|
|2||18||Wallingford Neighborhood Plan||1998|
|2||19||West Seattle Junction Neighborhood Plan||1998-1999|
|2||20||Westwood / Highland Park Neighborhood Planning||1998-1999|
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Neighborhood planning--Washington (State)--Seattle
- Central District (Seattle, Wash.)
- Rainier Valley (Seattle, Wash.)