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Series I. Department of City Planning, 1954-1979

Scope and Content Notes:

This series covers the period that Smuts was the of Deputy Director of City Planning of Pittsburgh (1965-1970) and beyond. Materials document City Planning projects and program and include agreements, reports, and correspodence.

Subseries 1. Topical Folders 1957-1979

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries represents various projects and programs of the Department of City Planning. Materials contained in these folders include memorandum of projects, agendas, press release, agreements, reference materials, project proposals, financial/expenditures reports, photographs, presentation reports, area surveys, and multiple forms of communications.


Box 1
Folder 1 Action-Housing, Inc., 1972
Folder 2 Action-Housing, Inc. - Reports, 1968-1971
Folder 3 Action-Housing, Inc. - District Liaison - Neighborhood Programs, 1965-1970
Folder 4 Aerial Photography, 1966-1967
Folder 5 Allegheny County Health Department, 1976
Folder 6 Allegheny County Planning Commission, unknown
Folder 7 Allegheny Housing Rehabilitation Corporation (AHRCO), 1967-1968
Folder 8-9 American Institute of Architects and Urban American Inc. Design Concept Seminar, 1967-1968
Folder 10 American Institute of Planners - Finance Historical & Reference, 1968-1969
Folder 11 American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), 1966-1967
Folder 12 American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) - Urban Intern Program, 1966-1968
Folder 13 American Society of Planning Officials, 1970
Folder 14 ARA Project - Sixth Empire Fund, Inc., 1969
Folder 15 Armour and Company, 1963-1965
Folder 16 Armstrong Cork Company, 1965-1970
Folder 17 Automobile Deal Development, 1964-1967
Folder 18 Binswager Corporation, 1960-1961
Folder 19 Board of Education - Education Park, 1964-1966
Folder 20 Business and Urban Problems, 1968
Folder 21-25 Center Business District (Center 1), 1962-1969
Folder 26 City Business District - Library Avenue-Allegheny River Action Area, 1969-1973
Folder 27 City Information System – City Wide -Budget, 1969-1970
Folder 28 City of Pittsburgh – Neighborhood – Commercial Improvement Program – General, unknown
Folder 29 City Service Guide, 1969
Folder 30 Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, 1969
Folder 31 Community Facilities, 1967-1969
Folder 32-33 Community Renewal Plan (CRP): Open Space, 1964-1970
Folder 34 Comprehensive Planning and Programming, 1966-1967

Box 2
Folder 1 Downtown Development Plan, 1967-1971
Folder 2 Department of the Art Commission, 1969
Folder 3 Economic Development Plan, 1965
Folder 4 Environmental Nuisance Control, 1965-1966
Folder 5 Environmentally Sensitive/Predominately Vacant: City of Pittsburgh, 1969-1979
Folder 6 Exchange Fund Inc. – Director’s Meeting and Correspondents, 1969
Folder 7-9 Filtration Site, 1970-1977
Folder 10 Golden Triangle Association, 1960-1965
Folder 11 Herrs Island Project, 1964-1969
Folder 12 Housing Project, 1966-1969
Folder 13 Housing Program, 1966-1969
Folder 14 Housing Program R-5 Target Area, 1968-1969
Folder 15 Housing Program Relocation, 1966-1972
Folder 16 Housing Planning Reference Book, 1966
Folder 17 Hourly Work Schedule, 1974
Folder 18 Industrial Renewal and Development Projects Follow-Up, 1962-1963
Folder 19 J. H. Matthews and Co., 1965-1968
Folder 20-21 Joint Development – S1 Saw Mill Run- Design Concept Team, 1968-1969

Box 3
Folder 1 Land Use Control, 1967-1968
Folder 2 Legislation Program, 1968
Folder 3 Mauro, John T. - Speech American Society of Military Engineers, 1969
Folder 4 Mayor’s Office, 1968-1977
Folder 5 Miscellaneous, 1966-1969
Folder 6 N2 – Lower Northside, 1968
Folder 7 N3 – Federal Anderson, 1965-1969
Folder 8 Northside Anderson – East State Renewal Project, 1969
Folder 9 Parking, 1968-1970
Folder 10-11 Parking Ordinances, 1965-1976
Folder 12 Parks and Recreation, 1968
Folder 13 Pennsylvania – Overall Company, 1965-1966
Folder 14 Pennsylvania – State Planning Board, 1963-1966
Folder 15 Point Bridges & Pedestrian Paths, 1968-1969
Folder 16 Population Forecasts – Pittsburgh, 1968
Folder 17 Projects, Priorities, and Correspondence, 1969-1970
Folder 18 Port Authority of Allegheny County – Transit Division Planning Department, 1968
Folder 19 Public Action to Hold Existing Industries, unknown
Folder 20 Public Relations, 1964-1966
Folder 21 Public Safety Traffic Planning, 1968-1976
Folder 22 Public Works, 1969
Folder 23-24 Rapid Transit Program, 1968-1969
Folder 25-26 Rapid Transit Study, 1965-1970
Folder 27 Recreation Facility and Program, 1969-1970
Folder 28 Regional Economic Development Institute - Incorporated, 1967
Folder 29 Regional Planning Association - Annual Meeting, 1969-1972
Folder 30-31 Riverfront Program, 1958-1969
Folder 32 Rockwell Manufacturing Company, 1966-1967

Box 4
Folder 1 Seldom Seen Program, 1957-1958
Folder 2 Sharon Project, 1976
Folder 3 Slide Presentation, 1967-1968
Folder 4 Southwestern Pennsylvania Regional Planning Commission (SPRPC), 1965-1979
Folder 5 SPRPC - Open Space Task Forces, 1968
Folder 6 SPRPC-Work Program, 1966-1969
Folder 7-8 State Highway, 1967-1974
Folder 9 Strip District – Interview/Recon, 1963
Folder 10 Taber Follow-Up, 1977-1978
Folder 11 Transportation Thoroughfare Improvement Program – Index, 1968-1970
Folder 12 Tranist - Center City Transportation Project, 1968-1975
Folder 13 Transit - Center City - Wotsit Pitch, 1968-1975
Folder 14 Transit - Core Penetration - Final Analysis, 1966-1967
Folder 15 Transit - Core Penetration - Station Design, 1967
Folder 16 Transit - General, 1967-1968
Folder 17 Transit – National Transportation Center, 1969-1970
Folder 18 Transit - PAT property Acquisition – RT, 1967-1968
Folder 19 Transit – Pittsburgh Transit-Historical, 1958-1963
Folder 20 Transit – Pole Removal Program, 1968-1969
Folder 21 Transit - Regional Designs, 1966-1967
Folder 22 Transit 4 Transit Program Follow-Up, 1966-1967
Folder 23 Transit US Steel Penetration, 1969
Folder 24 Transit, Mass & Rapid – Core, 1966-1967
Folder 25 Transit, Mass & Rapid – Center Business District Planning- Distribution, 1966-1967
Folder 26 Transit, Mass & Rapid – Miscellaneous, 1966-1969
Folder 27 Transit, Mass, & Rapid - Reference, 1965-1966
Folder 28 Westinghouse – Information Systems Project, 1969-1970
Folder 29 Zoning Ordinance of Pittsburgh, 1968-1979

Subseries 2. Reports, Studies, and Proposals, 1954-1979

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains reports, studies, and proposals on City Planning project such as, North side redevelopment, highways and transportation, stadiums, Golden Triangle redevelopment, housing, Homewood-Brushton improvements and more.


Box 5
Folder 1 "North Side Study," April 1954
Folder 2 "State Highway Policies and Practices in Pennsylvania: An Appraisal by the Automotive Safety Foundation," August 1958
Folder 3 "Report on Proposed New Stadium," September 1958
Folder 4 "Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Chateau Street West Marketability Analysis," July 1959
Folder 5 "Planning Report Stage One Chartiers Valley Industrial Study Area," April 1960
Folder 6 "1961 Annual Report: A City Rebuilds," May 1962
Folder 7 "Freeways in the Urban Setting: The Hershey Conference," June 1962
Folder 8 "Pittsburgh Area Transportation Study: Volume 2 Forecasts and Plans," February 1963
Folder 9 "Data Processing and Simulation Techniques," October 1962
Folder 10 "1962-1963 Community Renewal Program: A City Rebuilds," October 1962
Folder 11 "Golden Triangle Study: Future Circulation," February 1962
Folder 12 "A Concept for Personnel Distribution and Circulation in a City Central Core," June 1965
Folder 13 "Lower Northside: Basic Conditions Reports," December 1964
Folder 14 "Community Renewal Project Progress Report: Simulation Model Number 5," January 1964
Folder 15 "State of the Region Project: Work Element 5: A Prospectus for the Study of Leadership in Southwestern Pennsylvania," July 1964
Folder 16 "A Plan and Program for Industrial Development in Pittsburgh," 1965
Folder 17 "Study Design: Drainage Basins and Flood Plains Sanitary Sewerage Water Supply and Service Project No. Penna. P-103," August 1965
Folder 18 "Study Design Transportation - Air Project No. Penna. P-103 Contract No. Penna. P-103(G)," September 1965
Folder 19 "Highways and Urban Development: Report on the Second National Conference," November 1966
Folder 20 "1966 Work Program," 1966
Folder 21 "Housing Report Summary City of Pittsburgh," April 1966
Folder 22 "Feasibility Report Filling the Herrs Island Back Channel for Future Land Development," August 1967
Folder 23 "What it Takes to Build a City of Housing Opportunities," May-June 1967
Folder 24 "Planning Programming Budgeting for City, State, County Objectivies," April 1967
Folder 25 "Auto Pound Study," April 1967
Folder 26 "Information Systems Laboratory: Capabilities and Experiences in Public Systems," June 1968
Folder 27 "Homewood Brushton Neighborhood Improvement Program," March 1968
Folder 28 "Manchester Basic Conditions Report," January 1968
Folder 29 "Tax Delinquent Property Transfer Program Progress Report," April 1968
Folder 30 "City of Pittsburgh Change in the Housing Inventory 1960-1968," August 1968
Folder 31 "1967-1968 Work Program," 1969
Folder 32 "Westinghouse - Information System Department Organization Plan: Agreement No. 19170, Report No. 1," May 1969
Folder 33 "Westinghouse - Preliminary Organization and Staffing Plan: Agreement No. 9247, Report No.1," April 1969
Folder 34 "Westinghouse - Information System Office Recruitment Plan: Agreement No. 19170, Report No. 2," July 1969
Folder 35 "Westinghouse - A Study Report Covering: City of Pittsburgh Information System Study: Findings and Recommendations for a Central Information Processing Facility," February 1969
Folder 36 "Westinghouse - Information System Project System Description: Agreement No. 19170, Report No.3," August 1969
Folder 37 "Westinghouse Reports 1969," 1969
Folder 38 "A Profile of the Residents of Sheraden Park: Comprehensive Planning and Programming Division," April 1969
Folder 39 "Herr's Island Study: A Recreation Island for Pittsburgh and Allegheny County," January 1969
Folder 40 "The Black Population and its Housing: A Social and Economic Profile of The Black Community in the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area," May 1969
Folder 41 "Message of the Mayor," January 1969
Folder 42 "A Profile of the Residents of Pennley Park: Comprehensive Planning and Programming Division," June 1969
Folder 43 "Clifton Park Basic Conditions Report," September 1969
Folder 44 "City of Pittsburgh Changes in the Housing Inventory 1960-1968," January 1969
Folder 45 "Anderson-Chestnut Land Assembly Program for Highways and Riverside Imporvement," February 1970
Folder 46 "Sewage System: Plan and Program City of Pittsbrugh," January, 1970
Folder 47 "A Development and Renewal Program for Pittsburgh: Summary Documentation," February 1970
Folder 48 "London Borough of Haringey Seven Sisters Study: Project Submission," September 1970
Folder 49 "Lower North Side District Plan," May 1970
Folder 50 "Golden Triangle Street Program 1968-1973," February 1968