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.

Completed site journals for removed encampments

January 2020 Journals

Date Location Materials Stored?
1/9/2020 8th Ave S & S Holgate St No
1/9/2020 Elliot Ave N and 200 block No
1/9/2020 1st Ave N and Mercer St No
1/10/2020 1st Ave to 3rd Ave and Main St No
1/11/2020 4th Ave and Yesler Way No
1/17/2020 MLK Jr Memorial Park No
1/22/2020 25th Ave S and Rainier Ave S No
1/23/2020 NW 57th St and 22nd Ave NW No
1/25/2020 5400 block of Shilshole Ave NW No

December 2019 Journals

Date Location Materials Stored?
12/11/2019 I-5 SB James St off-ramp No
12/12/2019 7th Ave S and S Fidalgo St No

November 2019 Journals

Date Location Materials Stored?
11/4/2019 Meyers Way No
11/7/2019 3rd Ave S from S Holgate to S Stacy St No
11/14/2019 7th Ave S from S Rose St to S Cloverdale St No
11/19/2019 SW Queen Anne Greenbelt No
11/20/2019 Rainier Ave S SB lane at I-90 EB on ramp No

March 2019 Journals

Date

Location

Materials Stored?

3/5/2019 Aurora Ave N & N 128th St Yes
3/12/2019 8th Ave S and S Holgate St No
3/18-21/2019 Fremont Troll Area Yes

  

Date

Location

Materials Stored?

2/26/2019 SW Florida St from 13th Ave SW to 11th Ave SW No
2/27-28/2019 9th & Bradford St Yes

Date

Location

Materials Stored?

1/25/2019 NE Ravenna Blvd to NE 65th St to 8th Ave NE No

Date

Location

Materials Stored?

1/16/20198 3rd Ave S from Massachusetts St to S Stacy St Yes
1/15/2019 NB 45th St off-ramp and surrounding greenspaces No

Date

Location

Materials Stored?

1/8/2019 1st Ave S & Denver Ave S No

Date

Location

Materials Stored?

12/26/2018 NE 120th St & 28th Ave NE Yes

Date

Location

Materials Stored?

12/11/2018 Utah Ave S from S Atlantic St to S Stacy St No

Date

Location

Materials Stored?

11/21/2018 Shilshole Ave NW from 14 to 17th Ave NW No
11/20/2018 1st Ave S & S Front St No

Date

Location

Materials Stored?

11/14/2018 East Duwmish Greenbelt under 1-5 No
11/14/2018 Georgetown Pump Station along 8th Ave S to Myrtle St No
11/13/2018 8th & Yesler Ave No

Date

Location

Materials Stored?

11/7/2018 Airport Way S from S Massachusetts No
11/6/2018 S Massachusetts St from SODO Trail to Airport Way S No

Date

Location

Materials Stored?

11/1/2018 Yesler Way & 6th Ave & 1-5 Yesler Way overpass No

Date

Location

Materials Stored?

10/18/2018

Amy Yee Tennis Center

No
10/17/2018 Stanley Avenue South and South Hardy Street No

Date

Location

Materials Stored?

10/11/2018 Ravenna Boulevard Park & Ride No
10/9/2018 2700-3200 Occidental Ave. S. No

Date

Location

Materials Stored?

10/4/2018 Airport Way South and Corson Avenue No
10/3/2018 Northgate Way and I-5
northbound and southbound exits
Yes

September 24-25, 2018 Site Journals

Date

Location

Materials Stored?

9/25/2018 Rainier Avenue South, under I-90 Yes
9/24/2018 Myers Way greenbelt Yes

September 11-13, 2018 Site Journals

Date

Location

Materials Stored?

9/13/2018 Fremont Canal Yes
9/11/2018 Fifth Avenue South and South Dawson Street No

August 2018 Journals

Date

Location

Materials Stored?

8/27/2018 Rainier Corridor 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.