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

Date

Location

Materials Stored?

7/23/2018 Thornton Creek
Northeast 95th Street and Sandpoint Way Northeast
Yes
7/24/2018 Golden Gardens Park No
7/25/2018 Bellevue Place Park Yes

Date

Location

Materials Stored?

7/16/2018

Behind Seattle Gymnastics Academy
14th-15th Avenues Northwest, Northwest 51st-52nd Streets

No
7/16/2018 Christie Park Yes
7/17/2018 Sixth-Seventh Avenues, Columbia Street to Jefferson Street Yes
7/17/2018 Northwest 39th Street and the Burke Gilman Trail
3600-3900 Leary Way
Yes
7/18/2018 Sixth Avenue and Yesler Way Yes
7/18/2018 Utah Avenue South
between South Massachusetts and South Stacey Streets
Yes
7/19/2018 Fifth Avenue Northeast and Maple Leaf Place No
7/19/2018 Licton Springs Park No

Date

Location

Materials Stored?

7/9/2018

1506 E. Spring St.
Spring Street Park

No
7/10/2018 Kinnear Park No
7/11/2018 22nd Avenue South and South Grand Street No
7/11-
7/12/2018
Carkeek Park Yes

Date

Location

Materials Stored?

7/2/2018 Denny Street underpass, John Street to Eastlake Avenue East Yes
7/3/2018 Third Avenue, Clay Street to Denny Way Yes
7/3/2018 Gas Works Park No
7/5/2018 Albert Davis Park Yes
7/5/2018 Lake City Mini Park No
7/5/2018 Elliott Avenue Tunnel under Olympic Sculpture Park Yes

Date

Location

Materials Stored?

6/25/2018 SR-509 and Second Avenue Southwest
Green space and wetlands
No
6/25-
6/27/2018
Dearborn Corridor Yes
6/28/2018 Northeast 80th Street and Second Avenue Northeast
behind barrier wall
Yes
6/28/2018 Weedin Place Northeast and Northeast 69th Street Yes

Date

Location

Materials Stored?

6/19/2018 Woodland Park
1000 N 50th St.
No
6/20/2018 Eighth Avenue South and South Weller Street Yes
6/21/2018 10th Avenue South and South Weller Street Yes
6/21/2018 Ravenna Park No
6/22/2018 SR-509 and West Marginal Way
Green space and wetlands
Yes

Date

Location

Materials Stored?

5/29/2018 Under I-5 between East Shelby Street and East Gwinn Place No

Date

Location

Materials Stored?

5/21/2018

Alaskan Way to Post Avenue, Marion Street to Yelser Way
and to First Avenue South, Yelser Way to South Jackson Street

No
5/21/2018 3901 Seventh Avenue South
Seventh Avenue South between Andover and Charlestown Streets
No
5/22/2018 Eighth Avenue and Columbia Street Yes
5/22/2018 Fremont Canal Park North 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.