Leonard Swanson

Subject

Description

Director of Urban Renewal; Appointed June 30, 1972; Plan submitted to HUD August 25, 1972; Contracts signed November 1, 1972; Appraisals of houses began December, 1972; Relocations of home owners and renters; Plans for parkway, restoration of Canyon Lake Dam; Braeburn Addition, Dark Canyon area attempting to be annexed to Rapid City; Acquisition of property for parkway; Plans for industrial park; Planning monies; Definition of Urban Renewal area, acquisition area, parkway; Flow of water parkway will handle; Flow of water during 1972 flood; Staffing of Urban Renewal department; Interest taken in parkway project by other cities; the federal government; Funds to be provided by Rapid City for urban renewal.

Date

July 23, 1973

Interviewer

Earl Hausle

Files

Citation

SD Oral History Center, “Leonard Swanson,” Flood of 1972, accessed July 2, 2022, https://1972flood.omeka.net/items/show/254.