Box 5, Folder 8, Document 34

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l<Al5ER ENG/l\/EERS
OI V I S ION
KAISER
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OAKLAND,
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CALIFORNIA
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KAISENGS
July 17, 1968

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Kaiser Engineers in association with Battelle Memorial Institute~
Building Systems Development, Inc., General Research Corporation,
Organization for Social and Technical Innovation, Real Estate Research
Corporation, and Turner Construction Company were recently awa;dcd
Contract No. H-1011 by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Our present task is to review all cities consid e red in the first
reports and to r e corrun e nd to th·e D e partment of Housing and Urban D e velopment the cities to be includ e d in the program. Ou:r available time fo-r this
review is quite short; a fi e ld team is to vis it e a ch city unde-r consideratior.
to inspect available housing sites and to brieil y discuss with you some of
the criteria we are using in our ev a luation of cities as potential locations
for experimental projects. These criteria are:
1.
The need for low-income housing.
2.
The commitme nt of the whole city to the p:rovision
of housing including all the elements, i. e. labor,
industry and d ty governme n t, etc.
3.
The commitme nt of the city to reli ev e constraints
to pro v iding ho using ,
4.
Av ailabilit y of s ui table co n st r uctio n sites in t im e
to me e t prog ra 1n sch ed ule require rn ents,
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ENG IN EER IN G • CO N STRUCT I O N• CO N T RA CTI N G
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S01ne of the constraints which ·may require relief are:
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R easona bl e cooperation
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use of indigenous labor and the easing of work rules,
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Reasona ble cooperation of Organiz e d labor and Code
Authorities in the application of new technical ideas,

Willingness of the code authorities to grant zoning
variances or building code variances (where they will
not affe ct health and safety) necessary to a total
housing program.
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Reasonable availability of financing and seed money
to initiate the housing program.

In addition, the D e p a rtme nt of Housing and Urban Developme nt
has requested that we solicit from you as a basis for further consideration,
a letter of commitment with regard to site availability, suitability of the
proposed e x periments, and cooperation in the relief of the constraints listed
· . abov e .
You will b e r e c e iving a call fro m u s in the n ear futur e for a n
appointment. Your cooperation and assistance in our making an objective
and realistic recommendation to HUD will b e greatly appreciated. If you
have any questions, please fe e l free to call mE: at: Area Code: 415
271-5822.
V e ry truly yours ,
KAISER ENGINE E RS
Division of Henry J, K a is e r Comp a ny
C . P . B e dford, J r • .
Program Man ager
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