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Washington, D. C.
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Atlanta Housing Authority
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Atlanta, Georgia 30303
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Introduced as S. 3282.
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to Senator Sparkman, Chairman,
Housing Subcommittee, and
request it be entered in the
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�RUSSELL B. LONG, LA., CHAIRMAN
GEORGE A. SMATHERS, FLA.
CLINTON P. A'.-4DERSON, N, MEX.
PAUL H. DOUGLAS, ILL.
ALBERT 50RE, TENN.
HERMAN E. TALMADGE, GA,
EUGENE J. MCCARTHY, MINN.
VANCE HARTKE, IND.
J. W. FULBRIGHT, ARK.
ABRAHAM RIBICOFF, CONN.
LEE METCALF, MONT.
JOHN J. WILLIAMS, DEL.
FRANK CARLSON, KANS.
WALLACE F. BENNETT, UTAH
CARL T. CURTIS, NEBR.
THRUSTON B. MORTON, KY.
EVERETT MCKINLEY DIRKSEN , ILL,
COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
TOM VAIL, CHIEF COUNSEL
May 6, 1966
The Honorable Ivan AD.en, Jr.
Mayor, City of Atlanta
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear I van:
Thank you for your telegram of May 3 expressing your views on S. 3282,
to provide financial assistance for urban r enewal projects involving
the central business districts of a community.
I appreciate having the benefit of your views and I have carefully
noted the same.
Since I am not a member of the Senate Committee on Banking and Currency,
I will have no vote until this bill is r eported to the Senate floor
f or acti on. At t hat t ime , however, I will consider i t car efully, bearing
in mind your position .
It was a pl easure t o hear from you and whenever I may be of service,
do not hesit ate to call on me .
With warm personal regards , I am
Sincerely,
�CHARLES LONGSTREET WELTN E R
COMMITTEES:
FIFTH DI S TRICT, G EO RGIA
BANKING AND C U RRENCY
UNAMERICAN ACTIVITIES
SMALL B U S I NESS
WASHI NGTON OFFI CE:
1724 LON G W ORTH BlJJLOING
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ATLANTA
May 4 , 1966
The Honorab l e I van Allen , Jr .
Mayor of At lanta
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Mayor Allen:
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Thank you for your telegram of the 3rd of May ,
concerning the Partic ipation Sa l es Act of 1966, s . 32 82
and H. R. 14544.
H. R. 14544 was reported from Banking and Currency
on April 25th, and has b een discussed on the Floor of
the House this week. I intend to give it my full support
when a vote is taken.
In addition, the Senate is now considerings. 3282
after it was reported from Committee on April 28th.
I appreciate hearing from you
· s legislation.
With best wishes,
Charles Longstreet Weltner
Member of Congress
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�A. WILLIS ROBERTSON, VA., CHAIRMAN
JOHN SPARKMAN, ALA.
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HARRISON A, WILLIAMS , JR., N . J.
EDML":'llD S. MU S KIE, MAINE
EDWARD V. LONG , MO,
MAURINE B. NEUBERGER, OREG.
THOMAS J. MC INTYRE, N.H.
WA LTER F. MONDALE, MINN.
SUBCOMMITTEE :
WALLACE F . BENNETT, UTAH
JOHN G. TOWER, T EX .
STROM THURMOND, S . C .
BOURKE B. HICKENLOOPER , IOWA
JOHN SPARKMAN, ALA. , CHAIR M AN
PAUL H . DOUGLAS , ILL,
WILLIAM PROX MIRE, W IS.
HARRI S ON A. W ILLI AMS , JR ., N , J.
EDMUND S. MUS KIE, MAIN~
EDWARD V . LON G, MO.
THOMAS J. MCINTYRE, N , H,
JOHN G , T OWER , TEX.
WALLACE F , B ENNETT, UTAH
BOURKE B. HICK EN LOOPER, IOWA
COMMITTEE ON BANKING AND CURRENCY
SUBCOMMITTEE ON HOUSING
(PURSUANT TO S, RES, 172 1 89TH CONGRESS)
May 9, 1966
Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor, City of Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Mayor Allen:
I have your te l egram of May 3, 1966, in whi ch you
urge my support of S. 3282, a bill to amend title I of the
Hous ing Act of 1949 to authorize financial assistance for urban
renewal projects involving the central business district of a
community without regard to certain requirements otherwise
applicable.
I appreciate having your telegram and you may rest
assured that I will bear your position in mind when this
legislation is considered on the Floor of the Senate .
With best wi shes, I am
Sincerely,
�JAMES A. MACKAY
COMMITT EE ON
4TH DIST RICT, GEORGI A
INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN
COMMERCE
QCongrt~~ of tbe Wnittb ~tatt~
S U BCOMMITTEE ON
PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE
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mta~bfngton, ~.<t. 20515
May 4, 1966
The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr.
May or of the City of Atlanta
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Ivan:
Thank y ou for y our Telegram concerning Urban
Renewal legislation which was introduced in the Senate
on April 27th.
Although this legislation will not be referred
to my Committ e e , y ou may be sure that I shall give it my
closest and most favorable consideration. S. 3282 will
go to Charlie's Committee on Banking and Currency , and I
shall discuss the p ro p osal with our Fifth District Congressman .
With k ind p ersonal regards,
Sincerel y y ours ,
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A. Mack a y
r o f Congre ss
JAM/sw
�May 3, 1966
TELEGRAM TO:
Honorable John J. Sparkman, Chairman
Housing Sub-Committee of the Senate
Committee on Banking and Currency
United States Senate
Washington, D. C.
The deterioration of the Central Business Districts of American cities
cannot be allowed to destroy our economic, social and public values.
S. 3282 offers the strong tool long needed to provide assistance to those
charged with responsibilities for sound development and preservation of
our central cities.
Atlanta joins her great sister cities in urging prompt and positive
action on this amendment and offers her support to your Sub-Committee
in se eking full approval of this progressive legislation.
Ivan Allen, Jr .
Mayor
cc: Senator Richa rd Russell
S enator Herman Talmadge
R e pr e sentative Charle s L . W eltne r
R e pr esentative James A . M ackay
R e pr esentative Rob ert G. Stephens, Jr .
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�An Amendment
To amend title I of the Housing Act of 1949 to authorize
financial assistance for urban renewal projects involving the
central business district of a community i·1ithout · regard to certain
requirements otherwise applicable.
That title I of the Housing Act of 1949 is amended by adding
at the end thereof a new section as follows:
"URBAN RENEWAL AREAS INVOLVING THE CENTRAL
BUSINESS DISTRICT OF A COMMUNITY
"SEC. 118.
(a)
community determines
In any case where the governing body of a
(1) that there exists in the central business
district of such community conditions which (A) impose severe
public, economic, or social liabilities, (B) impair, arrest, or
prevent the sound growth, development, or redevelopment of the
community, or (C) constitute a serious and growing threat to the
public health, safety, morals, and welfare of the community, and
(2) that the undertaking of an urban renewal project in such
district will alleviate or remove such conditions and promote the
public welfare and the proper development of the community, the
Administrator is authorized to extend financial assistance under
this title for such project without regard to the requirements
in sec tion 110 with respect to the predominantly residential
character or predominantly residential r euse of urban renewal
areas.
In contracting for any such project, the Administrator
shall consider the need to plan for, and carry out undertakings
with respect to, a sufficiently large area to accomplish the
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objectives of this title, and (i) the necessity for staging the
project undertakings and activities on a functional rather than
geographic basis, (ii) the provision of increased opportunities for
effecting the relocation of displaced individuals and business concerns, and (iii) the greater amount of time that may be required
for achieving such objectives through selective and coordinated
action.
Site improvements and supporting facilities which are
peculiarly appropriate to the revitalization and renewal of the
central business district of the community involved, when provided
by a public body or entity, shall be eligible as part of gross project cost and as a local grant-in-a id in connection with a ny such
urban renewal project.
"(b)
Upon appr oval by t he Secretar y a n d subject t o s uch
co n d i tions as he may determin e to be in th e public int erest , t h e
loc a l
p ublic agency may a c qui r e struc tur e s situa ted i n any u r b a n
r ene wal a rea approved fo r a project unde r subsection (a) whi ch ar e
d e t e rmi n e d to be of unu s u a l s ignifi c anc e f o r histo r ic a l
or other
reasons, restore or rehabilitate t hem, and make a vail able the
restored or r e hab il itat e d structure s t o any n onpro f it c o rp o rat ion
o r ass oc iation, or pub l i c b o dy o r age nc y , f o r p u rchase at fair
value f or nonpr o prietary uses in t he publ i c i n t erest.
"(c)
As used in th i s section, the term 'central business
district' means the administrative, commercial, financial, governmental : and cultural center of a community, including its support ing service areas."
�Need for
Special Legislation for the
Revitalization of
Central Business Districts
B~ enacting appropriate legislatip~:
1.
Providing for planning and carrying out the revitalization of an
entire central business district, to allow for staged renewal on
a functional rather than a limited geographical basis, and to
provide for greater opportunity for the relocation of individuals
and businesses within the area.
2.
Encouraging preservation, restoration and rehabilitation of
historical and other significant structures.
3.
Recognizing that certain public facilities essential to the
central business district should qualify as non-cash grants-in-aid .
The Congress would permit cities to:
1.
Plan for and guarantee the total revitalization of the central
business district so that developers and investors will be
encouraged to participate more readily, thus stimulating maximum
participation by private enterprise with a minimum of public
· acquis i tion.
2.
Stage urban renewal action on a more efficient basis so as to
reduce the time lag between demolition and reconstruction.
3.
Finance its urban renewal and other related activities on a more
efficient and orderly basis.
4.
Increase job opportunities through the revitalization of the
primary employment area.
5.
Strengthen the economic base of the community.
6.
Provide increased cultural opportunities for the community.
March 23, 1966
�URBAN RENEWAL AREAS INVOLVING
CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICTS
People live in urban areas because they seek the combined advantages
which these areas can offer as compared to more sparsely settled areas.
Such advantages include increased employment opportunities, good housing
in attractive neighborhoods, adequate and economical transportation facilities, the cultural and social advantages offered by the great educational
institutions located in such areas, and the crnvenience and enjoyment of
the varied facilities afforded by the central business district. It is the
total urban "package," rather than any special element thereof, which is
the magnet of attraction. It is therefore essential that any national
legislation to assist cities in the renewal of their urban areas should
permit effective assistance to be made available for the renewal of any
blighted or deteriorated sections of an urban community so that any such
section can be redeveloped to provide any one or more of such desired and
needed advantages.
To a large extent, our present national urban renewal legislation
recognizes this principle. In areas of specialized need, such as mass
transportation and such as colleges, universities and hospitals in or near
urban renewal areas, it recognizes that the standards applied must be
different from those applied in residential area projects. In the case of
central business districts, however, this is not the situation. This
could be corrected by granting the necessary flexibility to provide, in
the case of central business district areas, the varied procedures and
treatment required to provide effective assistance for the renewal of such
areas.
It ·is to be remembered in respect of the national urban renewal program that the capital grant "write down" is extended to the community to
enable it to provide, by proper re development, the advantages its citizens
need. The benefit is to the whole community, not to any particular
redeveloper, be he a private entrepreneur providing housing, a medical
institution providing hospital facili ties, a college or university providing any one or more of the wide range of facilities such an institution
must provide, or a department store building a new structure as a part of
the community effort to revitalize its central business district. The
total community benefits by the better housing provided through the
redevelopment of one residential area, just as the total community benefits by the revitalization of a central business district through the
redevelopment of its deteriorated parts.
March 23, 1966
�Special Legislation for the
Revitalization of
Central Business Districts
The central business districts which constitute the cultural
and economic hearts of cities, the principal tax resources, and
the principal sources of employment in most communities, are
facing increasingly serious problems of decay and congestion.
The
renewal and revitalization of downtowns require a special approach
and treatment not available or possible under existing law, regulations, and procedures.
In order to enable a city to undertake comprehensive progra ms
to strengthen the ability of its central business district to
function effectively, new legislation is required which will:
1.
Recognize that the health of commercial, industrial ,
and cultural functions of central business districts
is essential to a well balanced community.
2.
Permit the Secretary to qualify site improveme nt s a nd
supporting facilities as part of the gross proj e ct
cost a nd as lo c al g r a nts-in - aid .
3.
Allow f o r the acquisition and rehab i litati on o f
hist o ri c al prope r ties in s uch a re as.
4.
Permit waiver of resi d en ti a l requi r e ments in renewing central bu siness district s.
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Revitalization of central business districts made possible
by the attached amendment will:
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Strengthen the tax base of cities.
2.
Permit the use of the increased local tax resources to
more nearly meet the educational, social welfare,
recreational, and cultural needs of the people.
3.
Improve the economic health of cities.
4.
Increase employment opportunities for unskilled and
semi-skilled in central business districts where the
greatest potential for such employment exists now and
will exist even more so as revitalization is accomplished.
This proposed legislation was introduced in the 88th Congress
as R.R. 6431 and as a part of S. 2031, and was endorsed by:
United Stat e s Conference of Mayors
Nation a l Le a gue of Cities
Joint Council on Housing and Urban Development
National Associ a tion of Housing a nd Redevelopment Officials
Nation a l Hous in g Conferenc e
March 25 , 1966
�THE _UNITED STATES SENATE
EIGHTY-NINTH CONGRESS
SUBCOMMirTEE ON HOUSING OF THE
SENATE COMMITTEE ON BANKING AND CURRENCY
Democrats
Republicans
John J. Sparkman (Ala.) CHAIRMAN
Wallace F. Bennett (Utah)
Paul H. Douglas (Ill.)
John G. Tower (Texas)
William Proxmire (Wisc.)
Bourke B. Hickenlooper (Iowa)
Harrison A. Williams, Jr (N.J.)
Edmund S. Muskie (Maine)
Edward V. Long (Mo.)
Thomas J. McIntyre (N.H.)
Carl A. S. Coan
.Staff Director
THE _HOUSE OF REPRESENfATIVES
EIGHTY-NINTH CONGRESS
SUBCOMMITTEE ON HOUSING OF THE
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON BANKING AND CURRENCY
Republicans
Democrats
William A. Barrett (Pa.) CHAIRMAN
Will iam B. \fi dnall (N.J.)
Leonor Kretzer Sullivan (Mo.)
Paul A. Fino (N.Y. )
Henry S . Reuss ( Wisc.)
Florence P. Dwyer (N .J .)
Thomas L. Ashley (Ohio)
James Harvey (Mich. )
William S. Moorhead (Pa.)
Rob ert G. Stephens, Jr. (Georgia )
Fernand J. St. Germain (R.I.)
Henry B. Gonzalez (Texas)
James McEwan
Staff Director
�May 3, 1966
TELEGRAM TO:
Honorable John J . Sparkman, Ch irman
Housing Sub- Committee of the S nate
Committee on Ba nking and Currency
United State Senate
Washington, D . C .
The deterior tion of the Central Business Di tricts of American cities
cannot be allowed to destroy our economic , social and public va.lu s .
S . 3282 offers the trong tool long needed to provide a si t nee to tho e
ch rged with respon ibilitie for ound development nd pre crv tion of
our centr l citie .
Atlanta joins her gre t eister cities in urging prompt and po itive
action on thi
mendment and offer her upport to your Sub-Committ
in seeking full pprov 1 of thi progres ive le i lation.
Iv n Allen, Jr.
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Senator Herm n T lm d
epr • nt tive Charle, L. \\ eltn r
Repreae.ntativ J me• A. M ck y
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