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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

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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 seeking full approval of this
progressive legislation.

Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor of the City of Atlanta

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A copy of the foregoing telegram should be sent to the followingf

Honorable Richard B. Russell
Member of the Senate

Senate Office Building
Washington, D. C.

Honorable Herman E. Talmadge
Member of the Senate

Senate Office Building
Washington, D. C.

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Honorable Charles L. Weltner
Member of Congress

House of Representatives
House Office Building
Washington, D. C.

Honorable James A. Mackay
Member of Congress

House of Representatives
House Office Building
Washington, D. C.

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Member of Congress

House of Representatives

House Office Building

Washington, D. C.

Mr. M. B. Satterfield
Executive Director
Atlanta Housing Authority
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Atlanta, Georgia 30303







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April 28, 1966

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Introduced as S. 3282.
Urge strong statement of support
to Senator Sparkman, Chairman,
Housing Subcommittee, and
request it be entered in the

record of the hearings,

DOWNTOWN PROGRESS
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521 12th Street, N.W., Washington, D. C. 20004
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RUSSELL 8. LONG, LA., CHAIRMAN

GEORGE A. SMATHERS, FLA. JOHN J. WILLIAMS, DEL.
CLINTON P. AMDERSON, N. MEX, FRANK CARLSON, KANS.

PAUL H. DOUGLAS, ILL, WALLACE F. BENNETT, UTAH

ALBERT SORE, TENN. CARL T. CURTIS, NEBR.

HERMAN E. TALMADGE, GA, THRUSTON B. MORTON, KY. e

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TOM VAIL, CHIEF COUNSEL

May 6, 1966

The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor, City of Atlanta

City Hall

Atlanta, Georgia

Dear Ivan:

Thank you for your telegram of May 3 expressing your views on S. 3282,
to provide financial assistance for urban renewal 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 reported to the Senate floor

for action. At that time, however, I will consider it carefully, bearing
in mind your position.

It was a pleasure to hear from you and whenever I may be of service,
do not hesitate to call on me.

With warm personal regards, I am

Sincerely,
CHARLES LONGSTREET WELTNER COMMITTEES:

FirtH District, GEORGIA BANKING AND CURRENCY
UNAMERICAN ACTIVITIES
WASHINGTON OFFICE: SMALL BUSINESS
“ramon” Congress of the Anited States eomimerernes:
Bouse of Representatives vecperene aae-bodl
Washington, B.C. 20515
May 4, 1966

The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor of Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia

Dear Mayor Allen:

Thank you for your telegram of the 3rd of May,
concerning the Participation Sales Act of 1966, S. 3282
and H, R. 14544,

H, R. 14544 was reported from Banking and Currency
on April 25th, and has been 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 considering S, 3282
after it was reported from Committee on April 28th.

I appreciate hearing from you on thas legislation,



With best wishes,

Si

Charles Longstreet Weltner
Member of Congress

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A. WILLIS ROBERTSON, VA., CHAIRMAN SUBCOMMITTEE:

PAUL H, DOUGLAS, ILL.

JOHN SPARKMAN, ALA. WALLACE F. BENNETT, UTAH JOHN SPARKMAN, ALA., CHAIRMAN
. JOHN G. TOWER, TEX. PAUL H. DOUGLAS, ILL. JOHN G. TOWER, TEX.
WILLIAM PROXMIRE, WIS. STROM THURMOND, S.C. WILLIAM PROXMIRE, WIS. WALLACE F. BENNETT, UTAH

HARRISON A. WILLIAMS, JR., NJ. BOURKE B. HICKENLOOPER, IOWA
EDMUND 5. MUSKIE, MAINE

EDWARD V, LONG, MO.

MAURINE B. NEUBERGER, OREG.
THOMAS J. MCINTYRE, N.H.

WALTER F. MONDALE,

HARRISON A. WILLIAMS, JR., NJ. EOURKE B. HICKENLOOPER, IOWA
EDMUND 5. MUSKIE, MAINE

EDWARD V. LONG, MO.

THOMAS J. MCINTYRE, N.H.

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COMMITTEE ON BANKING AND CURRENCY
SUBCOMMITTEE ON HOUSING
(PURSUANT TO S. RES. 172, 89TH CONGRESS)

May 9, 1966

Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor, City of Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia

Dear Mayor Allen:

I have your telegram of May 3, 1966, in which you
urge my support of S. 3282, a bill 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 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 wishes, I am

Sincerely,

atu

John Spavikman
JAMES A, MACKAY COMMITTEE ON

47TH District, GEorcia INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN
COMMERCE

SUBCOMMITTEE ON

Congress of the Guited States PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE
House of Representatives
Washington, B.C. 20515

May 4, 1966

The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor of the City of Atlanta
City Hall

Atlanta, Georgia

Dear Ivan:

Thank you for your Telegram concerning Urban
Renewal legislation which was introduced in the Senate
on April 27th.

Although this legislation will not be referred
to my Committee, you 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 proposal with our Fifth District Congressman.

With kind personal regards,

Sincerely yours,




Member of Congress

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 seeking full approval of this progressive legislation.

Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor

cc: Senator Richard Russell
Senator Herman Talmadge
Representative Charles L. Weltner
Representative James A. Mackay
Representative Robert 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 without 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) In any case where the governing body of a
community determines (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 section 110 with respect to the predominantly residential
character or predominantly residential reuse 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
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 con-
cerns, 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 proj-
ect cost and as a local grant-in-aid in connection with any such
urban renewal project.

"(b) Upon approval by the Secretary and subject to such
conditions as he may determine to be in the public interest, the
local public agency may acquire structures situated in any urban
renewal area approved for a project under subsection (a) which are
determined to be of unusual significance for historical or other
reasons, restore or rehabilitate them, and make available the
restored or rehabilitated structures to any nonprofit corporation
or association, or public body or agency, for purchase at fair
value for nonproprietary uses in the public interest.

"(c) As used in this section, the term 'central business
district' means the administrative, commercial, financial, govern-
mental, and cultural center of a community, including its support-

ing service areas."
Need for
Special Legislation for the
Revitalization of

Central Business Districts



By enacting appropriate legislation:

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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.

Encouraging preservation, restoration and rehabilitation of
historical and other significant structures.

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:

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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
acquisition.

Stage urban renewal action on a more efficient basis so as to
reduce the time lag between demolition and reconstruction.
Finance its urban renewal and other related activities on a more
efficient and orderly basis.

Increase job opportunities through the revitalization of the
primary employment area.

Strengthen the economic base of the community.

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 settied areas.
Such advantages include increased employment opportunities, good housing
in attractive neighborhoods, adequate and economical transportation facil-
ities, the cultural and social advantages offered by the great educational
institutions located in such areas, and the ccnvenience 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 pro-
gram that the capital grant "write down" is extended to the community to
enable it to provide, by proper redevelopment, 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 facilities, a college or university pro-
viding 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 bene-
fits by the revitalization of a central business district through the

redevelopment of its deteriorated parts.
March 23, 1966

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