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Disinvestment Trifecta: Parking, Highways, & Urban Renewal In Minneapolis An Historical Analysis Of The Gateway District, Scott Vargo Mar 2013

Disinvestment Trifecta: Parking, Highways, & Urban Renewal In Minneapolis An Historical Analysis Of The Gateway District, Scott Vargo

The Macalester Review

Minneapolis, like many post-industrial cities, went through a massive land transformation in the decades following WWII. While the factors behind this transformation are numerous, this paper will hone in on several inter-related developments that had significant detrimental effect on the vitality of Minneapolis: parking lots, the interstate highway system, and the never ending quest to vanquish traffic jams. Viewed through the lens of “urban renewal”, and focusing on the Gateway District of Minneapolis, this paper will examine how and why the combined forces of economics, suburbanization, and misdirected city planners converted a once vibrant neighborhood into a sea of asphalt ...


Ua3/3/1 Urban Renewal Commission, Wku President's Office Jan 1970

Ua3/3/1 Urban Renewal Commission, Wku President's Office

WKU Archives Records

Documents housed in Folder 24 of President Kelly Thompson's Subject/Correspondence File regarding the Urban Renewal Commission. Includes correspondence and lists of property purchased.

  • Downing, Dero
  • Largen, Harry
  • Memo to Kelly Thompson from Dero Downing outlining paperwork needed to add properties to the Jonesville Renewal Project with exhibits:
  • Exhibit 1: letter from Arch Daniels to Kelly Thompson
  • Exhibit 2: letter from Kelly Thompson to Charles Cherches
  • Exhibit 3: letter from Charles Cherches to Kelly Thompson
  • Exhibit 4: list of WKU purchases along Russellville Road prior to Jonesville Project. List is in lot number order and lists date purchased, grantee ...


Ua3/3/1 Urban Renewal, Wku President's Office Jan 1968

Ua3/3/1 Urban Renewal, Wku President's Office

WKU Archives Records

Documents housed in Folder 22 of President Kelly Thompson's Subject/Correspondence File regarding urban renewal in Jonesville. The documents are undated and include agreements, budgets and a list of properties.

  • Agreement between Bowling Green and the Urban Renewal & Community Development Agency, nd
  • Bowling Green. City Council
  • Estimate of Federal Grant Requirements
  • Jonesville
  • List of Jonesville property by Lot Number, listing owner, 1st, 2nd & 3rd appraisal, HHFA amount
  • Thompson, Kelly
  • Urban Renewal Plan, nd


Ua3/3/1 Urban Renewal, Wku President's Office Jan 1968

Ua3/3/1 Urban Renewal, Wku President's Office

WKU Archives Records

Documents housed in Folder 21 of President Kelly Thompson's Subject/Correspondence File regarding urban renewal in Jonesville. Includes correspondence, project budgets, planning map and agreements.

  • Agreement between Bowling Green Urban Renewal & Community Development Agency & WKU, 4/16/1965
  • Bates, Georgia
  • Downing, Dero
  • Kentucky. Dept. of Finance
  • Jonesville
  • Lawson, Owen
  • Milliken & Milliken
  • Resolution That the Commission Council Amend the Jonesville Urban Renewal Loan & Grant Contract to Include an Additional $25,000.00 Non Cash Credit, nd
  • Taylor, J.H.
  • Thompson, Kelly
  • Urban Renewal & Community Development Agency


Ua3/3/1 Sketch Land Use Plan - Scheme 2, Wku President's Office, Scruggs & Hammond Jan 1965

Ua3/3/1 Sketch Land Use Plan - Scheme 2, Wku President's Office, Scruggs & Hammond

WKU Archives Records

Sketch Land Use Plan - Scheme 2, Scruggs & Hammond, Planning Consultants, Lexington, KY, nd, 1 sheet, paper, 38 1/4 x 12 1/4, land use plan, including proposed by-pass in x-formation and proposed "Minor St." Map is oriented to the south. The boundaries are L&N Railroad to the North, Old Russellville Road to the south, and east and west boundaries are within Jonesville project.


Ua3/3/1 Sketch Land Use Plan - Scheme 1, Wku President's Office, Scruggs & Hammond Jan 1965

Ua3/3/1 Sketch Land Use Plan - Scheme 1, Wku President's Office, Scruggs & Hammond

WKU Archives Records

Sketch Land Use Plan - Scheme 1, Scruggs & Hammond, Planning Consultants, Lexington, KY, nd, 1 sheet, paper, 38 x 12, land use plan, including proposed by-pass. Map is oriented to the southeast. The boundaries are L&N Railroad to the North, Old Russellville Road to the south, and east and west boundaries are within Jonesville project.


Ua3/3/1 Urban Renewal, Wku President's Office Jan 1965

Ua3/3/1 Urban Renewal, Wku President's Office

WKU Archives Records

Documents housed in Folder 23 of President Kelly Thompson's Subject/Correspondence File regarding urban renewal in Jonesville. This file is comprised entirely of newspaper clippings:

  • Almost $2 Million in Federal Funds Set for Renewal Work, PCDN, 7/18/1962
  • Bowling Green’s Loop District, PCDN, 7/18/1962
  • Chances of Early Okay for Project Improved, PCDN, 7/21/1963
  • Disquieting Assault on Urban Renewal, np, 3/30/1964
  • Duncan, Tom. Two Votes Advance Renewal Planning, LCJ, 3/17/1964
  • Duncan, Tom. Western to Expand in 33-Acre Tract, LCJ, 3/17/1964
  • Extension of Adams Street Hits Snag, np, 11 ...


Ua3/3/1 Urban Renewal, Wku President's Office Jan 1964

Ua3/3/1 Urban Renewal, Wku President's Office

WKU Archives Records

Documents housed in Folder 20 of President Kelly Thompson's Subject/Correspondence File regarding urban renewal in Jonesville. Documents include correspondence, agreements, campus development plan, draft ordinances and a list of property purchased by Western Kentucky University.

  • Addendum to Agreement between Urban Renewal & Community Development Agency and Bowling Green, 1/15/1964
  • Agreement between Bowling Green Urban Renewal & Community Development Agency and WKU, 11/4/1964
  • Campus Development Plan
  • Downing, Dero
  • Jonesville
  • Kentucky. Dept. of Finance
  • List of owners
  • Ordinance Approving the Development Program or Plan of Western Kentucky State College
  • Taylor Heads Group Opposing Urban Renewal, PCDN, 2/27 ...


Ua3/3/1 Property Ownership Map, Wku President's Office, Scruggs & Hammond May 1963

Ua3/3/1 Property Ownership Map, Wku President's Office, Scruggs & Hammond

WKU Archives Records

Property Ownership Map, Jonesville Urban Renewal Project Kentucky R-31, Urban Renewal Commission, Bowling Green, KY, Scruggs & Hammond, Planning Consultants, Lexington, KY, R-222, May 20, 1963, 1 sheet, paper, 42 1/2 x 31, scale 3"=300', (5). Map of owners, square footage and acquisition area. Map is oriented to the southeast and bounded by L&N Railroad, Old Russellville Road, 16th Street and Sumpter Avenue.

  • Austin, Herschel
  • Austin, Mary
  • Bailey, Corinne
  • Bailey, Florence
  • Bailey, James
  • Bailey, Porter
  • Bailey, Virgil
  • Barnett, Mabel
  • Beeler, Fred
  • Beeler, Myra
  • Blakely, Sue
  • Blewett, Bettie
  • Blewett, Delia
  • Blewett, M.M.
  • Burton, Lucille
  • Burton, Thomas
  • Butts, Margie ...


Ua3/3/1 Unnamed Map Of Wku & Jonesville Property, Unknown Jan 1963

Ua3/3/1 Unnamed Map Of Wku & Jonesville Property, Unknown

WKU Archives Records

Unnamed map by unknown cartographer of Western Kentucky University and Jonesville property to be acquired through urban renewal, 1 sheet, 23 1/2" x 15". There is no legend. The map is oriented to the southwest. The boundaries are 14th Street on the northeast, Chestnut & State Street and Normal Drive on the east, University Drive on the southwest, the L&N railroad on the north and US68 on the northwest.

The map was filed with documents dating from 1961-1965. The agreement allowing WKU's acquisition of the Jonesville property is dated 1963.


Ua3/3/1 Unnamed Map Of Wku & Jonesville Property, Unknown Jan 1963

Ua3/3/1 Unnamed Map Of Wku & Jonesville Property, Unknown

WKU Archives Records

Unnamed map by unknown cartographer of Western Kentucky University and Jonesville property to be acquired through urban renewal, 1 sheet, 22" x 14 1/2". No legend. Dates and numbers have been written in the Jonesville lots. The map is oriented to the southwest. The boundaries are 14th Street on the northeast, Chestnut & State Street and Normal Drive on the east, University Drive on the southwest, the L&N railroad on the north and US68 on the northwest.

The map was filed with documents dating from 1961-1965. The agreement allowing WKU's acquisition of the Jonesville property is dated 1963.


Ua3/3/1 General Area Map - Jonesville Project Area - Scheme 1, Scruggs & Hammond Jan 1963

Ua3/3/1 General Area Map - Jonesville Project Area - Scheme 1, Scruggs & Hammond

WKU Archives Records

General Area Map, Jonesville Project Area, Bowling Green, Kentucky, Scheme I, scale 1" = 800" by Scruggs & Hammond of Lexington, Kentucky, nd, 1 sheet, 11 1/2" x 12". The map is oriented looking northward. The boundaries are the L&N railroad on the northeast, 14th Street on the North, US31W By-pass on the west and Maryland & Woodland Streets on the south.

The map was filed with documents dating from 1961-1965. The agreement allowing WKU's acquisition of the Jonesville property is dated 1963.


Ua3/3/1 Urban Renewal, Wku President's Office Jan 1963

Ua3/3/1 Urban Renewal, Wku President's Office

WKU Archives Records

Documents housed in Folder 19 of President Kelly Thompson's Subject/Correspondence File regarding Urban Renewal of Jonesville. Consists of correspondence, meeting notes and agreements.

  • Agreement between Urban Renewal & Community Development Agency and Bowling Green
  • Bates, Georgia
  • Bowling Green Electric Plant
  • Bowling Green Urban Renewal Commission
  • Bowling Green. Mayor
  • Cherches, Charles
  • Clark, H.B.
  • Jenkins, William
  • Jonesville
  • Kentucky. Division of Planning & Zoning
  • Lawson, Owen
  • Program for Community Improvement
  • Scruggs & Hammond
  • Taylor, J.H. Letter to the Editor, PCDN, 10/2/1963
  • Thompson, Kelly
  • WKCT


Ua3/3/1 Unnamed Map Of Wku & Jonesville Property, Unknown Jan 1963

Ua3/3/1 Unnamed Map Of Wku & Jonesville Property, Unknown

WKU Archives Records

Unnamed map by unknown cartographer of Western Kentucky University and Jonesville property to be acquired through urban renewal, 1 sheet, 22" x 15". Legend includes existing and proposed buildings and proposed streets. The map is oriented to the southwest. The boundaries are 14th Street on the northeast, Chestnut & State Street and Normal Drive on the east, University Drive on the southwest, the L&N railroad on the north and US68 on the northwest.

The map was filed with documents dating from 1961-1965. The agreement allowing WKU's acquisition of the Jonesville property is dated 1963.