Encampment Abatement Program

Encampment Removals

The City of Seattle inspects unauthorized encampments, prioritizes them based on hazards and conditions, and removes the most problematic ones. Encampment removal is performed after notice and outreach in accordance with formal encampment abatement rules. Below is information about specific removals, including dates, location, the encampment response team's site journal and whether or not personal belongings were collected and stored. We are pulling these records together and will post as they are complete.

City-coordinated encampment removals

Date

Location

Materials Stored?

5/30 - 6/1/2017 Queen Anne Greenbelt - East Yes
5/31/2017 Third Avenue South - South Massachusetts Street to Holgate Street No

Date

Location

Materials Stored?

5/16/17 -
5/25/17
I-90/Rainier Cloverleaf - Poplar & Dean - Dearborn Yes

Date

Location

Materials Stored?

5/9/2017 West Wheeler Street and 15th Avenue West Yes
5/10/2017 Mineral Springs Park No

Date

Location

Materials Stored?

5/1/2017 Ballard Locks Yes
5/2/2017 Harborview Hill Yes
5/2/2017 First Avenue South and Denver Avenue South Yes
5/2-5-4/2017 Airport Way South and South Snoqualmie Street Yes
5/3/2017 Homewood NA - 11725 Lake City Way NE No
5/4/2017 Jackson Park Golf Course Yes

Date

Location

Materials Stored?

4/18/18 I-90/Metro Stairs
Rainier Avenue and I-90
No
4/19/17 NE 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue NE Yes
4/20/17

Airport Way and Spokane Street Park & Ride
Diagonal Avenue S and Airport Way S

No

Date

Location

Materials Stored?

4/10/17 Spokane Street corridor
East Marginal Way South to Colorado Avenue South
Yes
4/12/17 LaVilla Meadows
Fisher Place NE and Lake City Way
No
4/12/17 Dearborn corridor
I-5 on/off ramp at 10th Avenue South and South Dearborn Street
No

Date

Location

Materials Stored?

4/4/2017 Lower Woodland Park Yes
4/4 - 4/5/2017 Mercer Corridor
Under I-5 from Colonnade Park to Mercer Avenue East
Yes
4/5/2017 Burke Gilman Trail @ North Northlake Way No

Date

Location

Materials Stored?

3/28 - 3/30/2017 Fourth Avenue South Corridor Yes
3/29/2017 Spokane Street, bike trail at West Seattle Bridge Yes

Date

Location

Materials Stored?

3/21 - 3/23/2017 I-5 and Dearborn Yes
3/24/2017 I-5 Southbound on and off ramps at James Street
Cherry and James streets between Sixth and Seventh avenues
Yes

Personal belongings collected and stored

The City stores belongings that have apparent value to people, as long as they are not hazardous and can be collected safely. Stored materials include those that are apparently abandoned, obstructing a public facility (e.g., sidewalk or other path, roadway, doorway) or resulting from the abatement of an encampment site. The City stores items for at least 70 days from the date they were collected and will publish a list here that includes the date of and location from where the items were collected:

Stored Items List

Belongings may be recovered by calling 684-2489 (CITY) and providing an accurate description of the items.