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?

7/27/2017 Queen Anne Greenbelt - West Yes

Date

Location

Materials Stored?

7/20/2017 City Hall Park Yes
7/21/2017 Western Avenue, Bell Street to Blanchard Street Yes

Date

Location

Materials Stored?

NA NA NA

Date

Location

Materials Stored?

6/28/2017 Alaskan Way Hill Climb
(west of Pike Place Market)
Yes

Date

Location

Materials Stored?

6/19/2017 13th Avenue South and South Lane Street
(stairway)
Yes
6/20/2017 Ursula Judkins Park
(under Magnolia Bridge)
No
6/21/2017 Northeast Ravenna Boulevard
(under I-5)
Yes
6/22/2017 Sixth Avenue South and Yesler Way Yes

Date

Location

Materials Stored?

6/13/2017 Kinnear Park Yes
6/14/2017 Eastbound I-90 on-ramp
(near Poplar Place South)
Yes
6/16/2017 Airport Way South, south of BMW
Seventh Avenue South and Royal Brougham Way South
Yes

Date

Location

Materials Stored?

6/5 - 6/9/2017 Queen Anne Greenbelt - West Yes

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

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.