Leonard Swanson



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.


July 23, 1973


Earl Hausle



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