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?

11/30/2017 Mercer Corridor Yes

Date

Location

Materials Stored?

11/13/2017 South Jackson Street to Yesler Way
(under and along I-5)
No
11/14/2017 East Shelby Street and Franklin Avenue East Yes
11/15-
11/16/2017
Westbound I-90 at the sound barrier wall No

Date

Location

Materials Stored?

10/31-
11/1/2017
Northbound I-5, NE 50th to NE 65th streets
(includes ramps and Northeast Ravenna Boulevard under I-5)
Yes
11/2/2017 Sixth Avenue, Columbia Street to James Street Yes

Date

Location

Materials Stored?

10/24/2017 Alaskan Way to Post Avenue
South Washington Street to Madison Street
Yes
10/24/2017 Mineral Springs Park Yes
10/25/2017 Waterway #18
2157 N. Northlake Way
No
10/26/2017 Bellevue Place Park No

Date

Location

Materials Stored?

10/18/2017 Westcrest Park Yes
10/19/2017 Columbia Street from Alaskan Way to Post Avenue
(includes Marion Street walkway to ferry)
Yes

Date

Location

Materials Stored?

10/9-
10/10/2017
50 Lenora St.; Western Avenue and Bell Street
(Belltown Emphasis Zone)
Yes
10/11-
10/12/2017
Queen Anne greenbelt (west) Yes
10/14/2017 I-5 Express Lanes exit ramp at Pike Street Yes

Date

Location

Materials Stored?

10/2/2017 Greg Davis Park No
10/5/2017 Kinnear Place Park No

Date

Location

Materials Stored?

9/26/2017 Canal Street No
9/27/2017 Northeast 40th Street and Pasadena Place Northeast 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 206-459-9949 and providing an accurate description of the items.