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?

3/19-
3/21/2018
Queen Anne Greenbelt (west) Yes
3/20/2018 Ravenna Park Yes
3/22/2018 Fourth Avenue Emphasis Zone Yes

Date

Location

Materials Stored?

3/12/2018 North 92nd Street Bridge over I-5 No
3/13/2018 Woodland Park Yes
3/14-
3/15/2018
Myers Way
West side of SR-509
No

Date

Location

Materials Stored?

3/5/2018 Yesler Way Bridge underpass along Fourth Avenue Yes
3/6-
3/7/2018
Northeast 42nd Street and Pasadena Place Northeast Yes
3/7-
3/8/2018
Dearborn Corridor
under I-5, 10th Avenue South and South Weller Street
No
3/8/2018 Longfellow Creek P-Patch Yes

Date

Location

Materials Stored?

2/12-
2/13/2018
Metro Stairs at Rainier Avenue No
2/14-
2/15/2018

Dearborn Corridor
Cloverleaf, South Dean Street and Poplar Place South

Yes

Date

Location

Materials Stored?

2/6-
2/8/2018
Ravenna and Cowen Parks Yes
2/7-
2/8/2018
Ravenna Woods Yes

Date

Location

Materials Stored?

1/29-
1/31/2018
Benvenuto Viewpoint No
2/1/2018 Northwest Leary Way, under Ballard Bridge Yes
2/1/2018 Rotary Viewpoint Park Yes

Date

Location

Materials Stored?

1/22-
1/24/2018
1st Avenue South and Denver Avenue South Yes
1/25 &
1/29/2018
13th Avenue South and South Lane Street (stairway) Yes
1/25/2018 Prefontaine Place Park No

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.