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?

10/24/2017 Alaskan Way to Post Avenue
South Washington Street to Madison Street
Yes
10/24/2017 Mineral Springs Park Yes
10/25/2017 Waterway #18
2157 N. Northlake Way
No
10/26/2017 Bellevue Place Park No

Date

Location

Materials Stored?

10/18/2017 Westcrest Park Yes
10/19/2017 Columbia Street from Alaskan Way to Post Avenue
(includes Marion Street walkway to ferry)
Yes

Date

Location

Materials Stored?

10/11-
10/12/2017
Queen Anne greenbelt (west) Yes
10/14/2017 I-5 Express Lanes exit ramp at Pike Street Yes

Date

Location

Materials Stored?

10/2/2017 Greg Davis Park No
10/5/2017 Kinnear Place Park No

Date

Location

Materials Stored?

9/26/2017 Canal Street No
9/27/2017 Northeast 40th Street and Pasadena Place Northeast Yes

Date

Location

Materials Stored?

9/18/2017 South Dearborn Street
Seventh Avenue South to Ninth Avenue South
No
9/19/2017 I-5 northbound from Northeast 45th Street to Northeast 55th Street Yes
9/23/2017 I-90 eastbound ramp at Rainier Avenue Yes

Date

Location

Materials Stored?

9/11/2017 Western Avenue and Bell Street Yes
9/12-
9/15/2017
Spokane Street corridor Yes

Date

Location

Materials Stored?

9/5/2017 James Street to Cherry Street
along Sixth and Seventh avenues
Yes
9/6/2017 I-5 southbound James Street Exit Yes
9/7/2017 815 S. Seattle Blvd. Yes
9/8/2017

First Avenue North
between Mercer and Roy streets

Yes

Date

Location

Materials Stored?

8/29/2017 Seventh Avenue South, behind South Park Community Center No
8/31/2017 Mercer Corridor
East Galer Street to Franklin Avenue East, under I-5
Yes

Date

Location

Materials Stored?

8/21/2017 LaVilla Meadows (Fischer Place) Yes
8/24/2017 I-5 northbound 45th Street exit and surrounding area 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.