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?

1/16/2018 Ballard Bridge
North side along Leary Way
No
1/17-
1/18/2018
First Avenue South and Denver Avenue South Yes

Date

Location

Materials Stored?

1/8/2018 Woodland Park, horseshoe pit Yes
1/9-
1/11/2018
I-90 eastbound off-ramp, Rainier Avenue tunnel entrance Yes
1/9-
1/11/2018
I-90 eastbound on-ramp, Rainier Avenue tunnel exit Yes
1/11/2018 South Washington Street to South Main Street
including Second Avenue exit and Third Avenue South
No

Date

Location

Materials Stored?

1/3/2018 Alaskan Way to Post Alley, Marion Street to Washington Street Yes

Date

Location

Materials Stored?

12/20/2017 4451 14th Ave. NW Yes
12/20/2017 Denny Way and Broad Street triangle No

Date

Location

Materials Stored?

12/11/2017 Ballard Commons Park Yes
12/12/2017 Fourth Avenue South at Royal Brougham
(Fourth Avenue Emphasis Zone)
Yes
12/13/2017 1845 E. Marginal Way S. Yes
12/13/2017 3412 Airport Way S.
(901 S. Hinds St.)
Yes

Date

Location

Materials Stored?

12/4/2017 Kinnear Park Yes
12/5-
12/6/2017
Ravenna Woods Yes
12/6/2017 Christie Park Yes
12/7/2017 James and Cherry streets, Sixth and Seventh avenues Yes
12/7/2017 James Street exit, I-5 southbound Yes

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

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.