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FAS 17-01 Hazard/Obstruction
Hazards such as moving vehicles
Criminal activity beyond illegal substance abuse
Quantities of garbage, debris, or waste
Other health hazards to occupants or surrounding neighorhood
Difficulty in extending emergency services to site
Imminent work scheduled at the site for which the encampment will pose an obstruction
Damage to the natural environment of environmentally critical areas
Proximity to uses of special concern including schools or facilities for elderly
PRIORTIZATION NOTES
Department(s) Input
2
Jan 15-19
1st & Denver (Work Zone next to 1st Ave Bridge)
YesYesNoYesYesNoYesYesNo
Structures are immediately abutting a busy road and next to a work site. This site poses an immediate hazard to the 1st Ave Bridge. SDOT has work scheduled to repair a hole caused by the removal of trees and stumps, which is undermining the structural integrity of the bridge and poses a significant public health hazard. The site has garbage and human waste disposal hazards. The encampment next to the bridge is being given more than 72-hour notice.
SPD/FAS/SDOT
3
Jan 15-19Alaskan Way & YeslerYesYesNoYesNoNoYesNoNo
Multiple tents and structures are immediately abutting a busy road. Encampment is obstructing a construction site and poses garbage and human waste disposal hazards. The site has been given more than 72-hour notice.
SPD/FAS
4
Jan 15-19
North & South of NW Leary Way under Ballard Bridge
YesYesNoYesNoNoYesNoNo
This site has multiple tents and is next to a busy road. This site poses an obstruction SDOT's scheduled work to seismic retrofit the Ballard Bridge. Site poses garbage and human waste disposal hazards. Site is being given more than 72-hour notice.
SPD/FAS/SDOT
5
Jan 22-261st Ave S & Denver Ave SNoYesYesYesYesNoNoNoNo
Structures are immediately abutting a busy road used by semi trucks and tractor trailers. Site received three large scale litter removals and was one of four SPU garbage pilot sites with the intent of leaving residents in place to create additional outreach opportunities. Residents did not utilize the garbage program, which has led to significant garbage and human waste disposal hazards. The work site was given more than the required 72-hour notice.
SPD/FAS/SDOT
6
Jan 22-26
Stairwell between 12th Ave S & 13th Ave S (Next to Navigation Center)
NoNoNoYesYesNoNoNoYes
Multiple tents and structures surround and flow down a stairwell next to the Navigation Center. Garbage, sharps, and human waste have become disposal hazards. The site has been given more than the required 72-hours notice.
SPD/FAS
7
Jan 29-Feb 2
Benvento Viewpoint and WSDOT I-90
YesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYes
There are three tents and three structures at the site. Structures are overhanging I-90, posing a hazard to both people living unsheltered and vehicular traffic. Campers reach site via ladders constructed from pallets, posing fall hazards. Campers and garbage pose risk of falling into I-90. Parks arborist need access to encampment area to remove damaged trees that are at risk of falling, which poses health hazards to people living on-site. The site has garbage and human waste disposal hazards. Encampment is in close proximity to Thurgood Marshall Elementary School. The site was given more than 72-hour notice.
SPD/FAS/WSDOT
8
Jan 29-Feb 2
North & South of NW Leary Way under Ballard Bridge
YesYesNoYesNoNoYesNoNo
Three tents are obstructing SDOT work on the Ballard bridge to protect seismic retrofitting improvements from fire damage. This is an on-going project from last week. Site is next to a busy street, posing health hazards to both people living unsheltered and vehicular traffic. Site has garbage and human waste disposal hazards. Site will be given 72-hour notice.
SPD/FAS/SDOT
9
Jan 29-Feb 2Rotary ViewpointNoNoNoYesYesNoNoNoYes
Two tents and two structures in a park greenspace. Team has observed trees that have recently fallen in the encampment, which pose health hazards to people living unsheltered and community accessing the park. Sharps and human waste are a disposal hazards. The site has been given more than the required 72-hour notice.
PARKS/FAS
10
Feb 5-9Ravenna & Cowen ParksYesNoNoYesYesNoNoYesNo
This unsanctioned encampment has 13 tents and one structure. The site has garbage and human waste disposal hazards. Other health hazards to occupants or surrounding neighborhood include falling trees and tree-limbs. Site could be classified as an obstruction and subject to immediate removal, however the site was given more than 72-hour notice with continuous offers of service and outreach.
SPD/FAS/Parks
11
Feb 5-9Ravenna WoodsYesNoYesYesYesNoNoYesNo
The unsanctioned encampment poses public health risks due to large quanities of garbage. Other health hazards to occupants or surrounding neighborhood include falling trees and tree-limbs. Site could be classified as an obstruction and subject to immediate removal, however the site was given more than 72-hour notice with continuous offers of service and outreach.
SPD/FAS/Parks
12
Feb 12-16
Rainier Ave - King County Metro stairs and adjoining area
YesYesNoYesYesNoYesNoNo
Imminent work is scheduled at the site. Sound Transit requires access for light-rail construction. Rats have been observed on site, posing additional health hazards to occupants and surrounding neighborhood. Parts of the site are accessed by crossing freeway ramps and roadway. Site could be classified as an obstruction and subject to immediate removal, however site was given more than 72-hour notice with continuous offers of service and shelter.
SPD/FAS/Sound Transit
13
Feb 12-16
Southside intersection of Dearborn St. & I-5 cloverleaf on/off ramps
YesYesNoYesYesYesNoNoNo
Encampment poses significant hazards to occupants due to its proximity to busy roadway. Additional health hazards are present due to people accessing site by crossing I-5 on/off ramps, presenting danger to people accessing the encampment and motorists. Site could be classified as an obstruction and subject to immediate removal, however site was given more than 72-hour notice with continuous offers of service and shelter.
SPD/FAS/WSDOT
14
Feb 19-23
Columbia to Jefferson from 6th to 7th
YesYesNoYesYesNoYesNoNo
Encampment is within a scheduled WSDOT work zone to repair freeway expansion joints. Proliferation of needles on public right-of-way poses other health hazards to occupants and surrounding neighborhood--specifically pedestrians utilizing sidewalk. This site could be classified as an obstruction but site was given more than 72-hour notice with continuous outreach.
SPD/FAS/WSDOT/SDOT
15
Feb 19-23
Areas north and south of Dearborn, between I-5 southbound exit ramp and 10th Ave S.
YesYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNo
Encampment poses obstructions to pedestrian right-of-way. Significant human waste impacts present on site. This site could be classified as an obstruction or a hazard, but the site was given more than 72-hour notice with continuous outreach.
SPD/FAS/WSDOT/SDOT
16
Feb 19-23
I-5 southbound ramp under Yesler Way
YesYesNoYesNoYesNoNoNo
Encampment is in close proximity to I-5 on-ramp, posing hazards to both campers and vehicular traffic. Significant human waste impacts present. This site could be classified as an obstruction but site was given more than 72-hour notice with continuous outreach.
SPD/FAS/WSDOT/SDOT
17
Feb 26-March 2
12th Ave & Jackson St (behind Viet-Wah supermarket)
NoNoNoYesYesYesNoNoNo
Encampment is on private property. Owner is granting access to Navigation Team to ensure outreach and offers of shelter are made. Encampment presents significant quantities of waste, debris, and garbage. Rats have been observed on site due to the presence of excess food waste being retrieved by campers from restaurants and grocery store dumpsters, which poses additional public health hazards to occupants and surrounding community. At last site inspection, less than a half-a-dozen living structures were observed on site.
SPD/FAS/SDOT
18
Feb 26-March 2
9th Ave S & S Bradford StYesYesNoYesNoNoYesNoNo
Encampment is near roadway and within SDOT work zone for scheduled road repair. Encampment consistently presents significant quantities of waste, debris, and garbage despite trash service provided through SPU’s litter bag pilot. This site could be classified as an obstruction, but site was given more than 72-hour notice with continuous outreach. At last site inspection, less than a dozen living structures were observed on site.
SPD/FAS/SDOT
19
Feb 26-March 2
9th Ave S & Jackson St (Between 8th & 10th Ave)
NoNoYesYesNoYesNoNoNo
Single structure encampment is in a secluded area along I-5. SPD recently made a significant narcotics arrest in connection to occupants in the structure. Large quantities of garbage and bio-waste are present on site.
SPD/FAS/WSDOT
20
Feb 26-March 2
8th Ave S & S Weller StNoYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNo
Encampment is in secluded area along I-5. Campers have been observed accessing site by crossing I-5 off-ramp, which poses risks to both occupants and vehicular traffic. Large quantities of garbage and bio-waste observed on site. Less than one-half dozen structure observed on site.
SPD/FAS/WSDOT
21
Feb 26-March 2
Kobe Terrace ParkYesYesNoYesYesYesNoNoNo
Garbage from this single structure encampment is spilling down hillside along I-5, posing hazards to both occupants and vehicular traffic accessing emergency parking lanes. Needles and waste have been observed in the adjacent Danny Woo Community Garden, posing additional health hazards to surrounding community. This site could be classified as an obstruction, but site was given more than 72-hour notice with continuous outreach.
SPD/FAS/WSDOT
22
March 5-March 9
4th Ave and Yesler Way (Under bridge)
YesYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNo
Encampment poses an obstruction of public right of way and is near roadway. Human waste disposal health hazards are present on site. Residents have been given more than 72-hour notice. There are less than one dozen structures present at location.
FAS/SPD/SDOT
23
March 5-March 9
40th Ave and Pasadena Pl NE-- including areas adjacent to and under I-5 roadways
NoNoNoYesYesNoNoNoNo
Encampment poses significant human waste, needles, and garbage disposal health hazards. Rats have been documented on site. Unauthorized excavation has been observed under I-5, posing additional health hazards to occupants and surrounding community. About a dozen living structures have been observed on site.
FAS/SPD/SDOT/WSDOT
24
March 5-March 9
10th Ave S & S Weller St, near I-5 and under freeway, abutting S. Dearborn St
YesYesNoYesNoYesNoNoNo
Portion of site poses an obstruction to public right of way on S. Dearborn St sidewalks; other portions are tucked into I-5 medians, which presents challenges in extending emergency services to area. Significant human waste, needles, and garbage disposal health hazards. Note--same roadway area where truck accident led to vehicle perched over a tent in 2016. There are about two dozen living structures at location. Residents have been given more than 72-hour notice.
FAS/SPD/WSDOT
25
March 5-March 9
Longfellow Creek Natural Area (25th Ave SW & SW Thistle St)
YesNoNoYesNoNoNoNoYes
Encampment poses obstruction to Parks property. Human waste and garbage disposal health hazards are present on site. Residents have been given more than 72-hour notice. Encampment is in close proximity to Chief Sealth High School, which is a facility of special concern. There are less than one-half dozen living structures present at site.
FAS/SPD/PARKS
26
March 12-March 16
Westside of N 92nd St bridge over I-5
NoYesNoYesNoYesNoNoNo
Single structure encampment abutting I-5, presenting hazards to both campers and vehicular traffic on I-5 and also difficulty in extending emergency services to area. Site is accessed by breaching fence or walking along I-5. Large quantities of garbage and human waste disposal hazards. Site has been given more than 72-hours’ notice with repeated outreach and offers of service.
27
March 12-March 16
Section of Myers Way greenbelt area on hillside immediately adjacent to westside of SR-509
NoNoNoYesYesYesNoNoNo
Encampment is on steep hillside west of SR-509, extending north along service road up to WSDOT overflow containment unit. WSDOT overflow containment unit is currently clogged with garbage and debris stemming from encampments and probable illegal dumping, which presents hazards to both occupants and surrounding community (in particular vehicular traffic southbound on SR-509) by increased flood risk due to clogged drainage system. WSDOT will remove debris from overflow containment unit following the removal of the encampment, which contains two living structures. Difficulty extending emergency services to site due to topography and gated service road. Site has been given more than 72-hours’ notice with repeated outreach and offers of service. Note-greenbelt area contains multiple encampments, notably in area east of Meyers Way and nearby church. This removal is only for the lower section near SR-509 service road and WSDOT drainage system.
FAS/WSDOT/SPD
28
March 19-March 23
SW Queen Anne GreenbeltYesNoNoYesYesNoNoYesNo
Encampment is located within Parks greenbelt property and has caused demonstrable damage to natural environment. SFD has responded to fires stemming for encampment. Park arborist has assessed area and determined encampment is at risk for tree falls, which pose additional health hazards to occupants and surrounding community accessing park. Encampment could be classified as an obstruction, however site has received more than 72-hours’ notice with repeated outreach and offers of service. Less than a half-dozen living structures present.
FAS/SPD/PKS
29
March 19-March 23
4th Ave Emphasis AreaYesYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNo
Less than one-dozen living structures currently located within 4th Ave Emphasis Area. Encampment poses obstruction to public sidewalks and is in close proximity to busy roadways. Large amount of garbage, debris, and human waste concerns. Site could be considered an obstruction, however site has been given more than 72-hours’ notice with repeated outreach and offers of service.
FAS/SPD
30
March 19-March 23
Ravenna Park-area behind picnic shelters
YesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Encampment poses an obstruction due to its presence on Parks property, and is in close proximity to frequently-rented picnic shelters. Less than a half-dozen living structures on site. Site is an obstruction, but has received more than 72-hours’ notice with repeated outreach and offers of service.
PKS
31
March 26-30
Alaskan Way, from Madison St. south to S. Main St.
YesYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNo
Encampment is along major roadway and pedestrian right-of-way, posing significant hazards and obstructions. People living within encampment are at risk of serious injury. There are more than three dozen campers in the area. Site has significant amounts of garbage and human waste present. The site was given more than 72-hour notice and has received repeated outreach and offers of services and safer shelter.
32
March 26-30NE 90th & 1st Ave NEYesYesNoYesNoYesNoNoNo
Encampment is along I-5. One structure poses a hazard to both people living unsheltered and to vehicles when residents access site by walking along freeway. The site has large quantities of garbage and human waste present. Due to location along I-5, serving the encampment in an emergency will pose a hazard to emergency personnel and motorists. The site was given more than 72-hour notice and has received repeated outreach and offers of services and safer shelter.
33
March 26-3022nd Ave S. and S. Grand St.NoNoNoYesYesNoNoNoNo
Encampment is along busy roadway. The site has garbage and human waste disposal hazards, in particular large quantities of fecal matter on the surrounding sidewalks. There are two structures at the site, which were given more than 72-hour notice and has received repeated outreach and offers of services and safer shelter.
SDOT/FAS
34
April 2-April 6Gasworks ParkYesNoNoYesYesNoYesNoNo
Encampment is located within the Gasworks Park “barn” structure. Living structures are sited within restricted areas, various platform levels, on/under/between levels of piping-- all of which present hazards to occupants and people utilizing the park space. Parks has scheduled contracted work to repair and remove portions of piping and cannot proceed until encampment is removed. Additionally, the encampment is in very close proximity to picnic and play areas, which presents special concern given the waste impacts stemming from encampment. Less than one-dozen living structures on site. Site could be classified as an obstruction and a hazard, however encampment was given more than 72-hour notice and received repeated outreach, with offers of services and safer shelter.
FAS/Parks
35
April 2-April 6
3rd Ave, between Clay St. & Denny Way
YesYesNoYesNoYesNoNoNo
Encampment is within public right-of-way, obstructing sidewalk for public use. Large amounts of waste is present on site, obscured by multiple tarps—which also conceals the number of living structures on site. Extending emergency services to area is difficult given that road must be closed to administer services. Site could be classified as an obstruction and a hazard, however encampment was given more than 72-hour notice and received repeated outreach, with offers of services and safer shelter.
FAS/SDOT
36
April 2-April 6Beer Sheva ParkYesYesNoYesYesNoNoYesYes
Encampment is located within a park and in close proximity to play area, which presents special concern. Single occupant has reportedly displayed machete to parks employees when approached previously. There have been no further reports of similar incidents and police are aware. Parks employees have mitigated some of the garbage and waste concerns by cleaning area around encampment, but encampment continues to generate large volumes of garbage and waste. Site could be classified as an obstruction, however encampment was given more than 72-hour notice and received repeated outreach, with offers of services and safer shelter.
FAS/Parks
37
April 2-April 6
Northbound I-5 exit ramp (169) to NE 50th St.
YesYesNoYesNoYesNoNoNo
Encampment is located on small strip between ramp and I-5. Site is accessed by crossing ramp on foot, which presents hazards to both occupants and vehicular traffic. Large volume of garbage and waste on site. Ramp would need to be closed to extend emergency services to site. Site could be classified as an obstruction and a hazard, however encampment was given more than 72-hour notice and received repeated outreach, with offers of services and safer shelter.
FAS/WSDOT
38
April 9-April 13
Martin Luther King Memorial Park, adjacent greenbelt area
YesYesNoYesNoNoNoYesNo
Encampment is located within a park and could be classified as an obstruction. Large amounts of garbage, debris, and human waste present on site. There are less than a dozen living structures within this encampment area. Living structures within greenbelt area has been dug out of steep slope, presenting possible slide and tree fall risks. This excavation of the hillside has damaged the natural environment. Additionally, living structures further down the hillside present hazards from and to vehicular traffic, given close proximity to S Bayview St, which does not have a curb or sidewalk. Encampment was given more than 72-hour notice and received repeated outreach, with offers of services and safer shelter.
FAS/PRKS
39
April 9-April 13
I-5 express lanes, south of Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (Area known as Mercer Ledge or Simpson Glacier)
YesYesNoYesNoYesNoNoNo
Encampment is located on ledge above I-5 express lanes, presenting fall hazards to both occupants and vehicular traffic. Large amounts of garbage, debris, and human waste present on site. There are less than a dozen living structures on site. Location within I-5 express lane system and topography presents difficulty in extending emergency services to site. Lanes will need to be closed in order to access site for removal.
FAS/WSDOT
40
April 9-April 13
S. Washington St., between 2nd Ave Ext S. and 3rd Ave S.
YesYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNo
Less than a dozen living structures on sidewalk, presenting obstruction to public right of way. Human waste is being disposed of directly onto street and sewer drains. Large quantities of hypodermic needles are present on site. Site could be classified as an obstruction, however site was given more than 72-hour notice, with repeated outreach with offers of services and shelter.
FAS
41
April 9-April 13
Airport Way S., and Airport Way S. (Just west of 7th Ave S.)
YesYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNo
Single living structure impeding line-of-sight for vehicular traffic traveling on Airport Way. Resident has experienced multiple accidental fires, which has generated burned building material accumulating on site. Additional garbage and human waste concerns present on site. Site could be classified as an obstruction and a hazard, however site was given more than 72-hour notice, with repeated outreach with offers of services and shelter.
FAS/SDOT
42
April 15-April 20
Freeway Park, adjacent to Washington State Convention Center
YesYesNoYesNoYesNoNoNo
Less than a dozen living structures sited on multiple elevated tiers that overhang the freeway, posing extreme hazards to both occupants and vehicular traffic. Significant amounts of trash, waste, and debris present within site. Encampment can only be accessed for removal through closure of I-5 express lane and utilizing high-lift equipment. Given location's proximity to and above freeway, extending emergency services poses challenges. Encampment could be classified as an obstruction and a hazard, however residents were given more than 72-hours’ notice.
FAS/WSDOT/ PARKS
43
April 15-April 20
Westside of I-5 southbound, from 85th to 92nd St.
YesYesNoYesNoYesNoNoNo
Encampment residents access site by walking along I-5 ramps, which poses hazards to both residents and vehicular traffic. WSDOT reports sound barrier wall door locks have been broken for access, which poses additional safety concerns. Significant amounts of trash, waste, and debris present within site. Dispatching emergency services to encampment would require closure of I-5 ramp. Less than a half dozen living structures on site. Encampment could be classified as a hazard, however residents were given more than 72-hours’ notice with repeated outreach with offers of services and shelter.
FAS/WSDOT
44
April 15-April 20
Ravenna WoodsYesNoYesYesYesYesNoNoNo
Encampment is within Parks greenbelt and has been re-camped. Criminal activity beyond illegal substance abuse stems from recent SPD weapon arrest of encampment resident in possession of assault weapon ammunition being stored within encampment. SPD remains concenred about weapons being present in encanmpment. Significant amounts of trash, waste, and debris present within site. Steep slopes and tree fall risk are of concern. Encampment could be classified as an obstruction, however residents were given more than 72-hours’ notice with repeated outreach with offers of services and shelter.
FAS/PARKS
45
April 15-April 20
Westside I-5 southbound, from 70th to 85th St.
YesYesNoYesNoYesNoNoNo
Encampment is on steep slope above I-5, which poses hazards to both residents and vehicular traffic. WSDOT reports sound barrier wall doors locks have been broken for access, which poses additional safety concerns. Significant amounts of trash, waste, and debris present within site. Dispatching emergency services to encampment would require I-5 lane closure. Encampment could be classified as a hazard, however residents were given more than 72-hours’ notice with repeated outreach with offers of services and shelter.
46
April 15-April 20
1300 block of Lakeview BlvdYesNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNo
Two residents recently moved into Navigation Center, however a small number of tents and occupants remain atop a City Light electrical vault that needs to be accessed by crews on regular basis. Encampment could be classified as an obstruction, however residents were given more than 72-hours’ notice with repeated outreach with offers of services and shelter.
FAS
47
April 15-April 20
Georgetown Pump StationYesNoNoYesYesNoNoNoNo
Encampment is on parks property, adjacent to Duwamish waterway. There is a special event scheduled in the park the following weekend, in which living structures pose obstruction for the intended use of site. Human waste and garbage likely poses health impacts to Duwamish waterway, presenting additional health hazards to surrounding community. Encampment could be classified as an obstruction, however residents were given more than 72-hours’ notice with repeated outreach with offers of services and shelter.
FAS/PARKS
48
April 23-April 27
Harborview emphasis areaNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoYes
Encampment is in emphasis area, but has been given more than 72 hour notice and outreach, with offers of services and shelter. Approximately a dozen living structures present on site. Excessive garbage and human waste concerns. Encampments are in close proximity to Harborview Medical Center, which is of special concern given that the elderly, sick, and families access facility.
FAS/WSDOT
49
April 23-April 27
Carkeek ParkYesNoNoYesYesNoNoNoYes
Encampment on Parks property and could be considered an obstruction, but has been given more than 72 hour notice, with offers of services and shelter. The encampment site is in a gully and at risk of tree falls, which presents additional hazards to occupants and surrounding community and presents difficulty in extending emergency services to site. Proximity to school is of special concern as well. Less than a half dozen living structures on site.
50
April 23-April 27
East Duwamish Greenbelt emphasis area, under I-5 from Bayview St to Holgate St
NoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNo
Encampment is in emphasis area, but has been given more than 72 hour notice and outreach, with offers of services and shelter. There are less than one dozen living structures present on site. Excessive garbage and human waste disposal concerns.
FAS/WSDOT
51
April 23-April 27
I-5 & Dearborn, (Northbound on-ramp, southside of Dearborn St.)
NoNoNoYesNoYesYesNoNo
Encampment is on WSDOT property needed for staging of construction equipment for upcoming project to repave I-5 lanes. Difficulty in extending emergency services stem from necessary lane and ramp closure in order for emergency crews to reach site. Half a dozen living structures are present.
FAS/WSDOT
52
April 23-April 27
4th Ave and Yesler Way BridgeYesYesNoYesYesNoNoNoNo
More than a dozen living structures present hazards and obstruction to occupants, pedestrians, and commuters utilizing 4th Ave under the Yesler Way Bridge. Living structures are exposed to vehicular traffic, presenting hazards to occupants and commuters. Pedestrians must step into bike lane and street because sidewalk is blocked, which presents additional hazards to surrounding community. Site could be classified as both hazard and obstruction, but received more than 72 hour notice and repeated offers of service and shelter.
FAS
53
April 30-May 4
Airport Way S & Airport Way SYesYesNoYesYesNoNoYesNo
Single living structure is in close proximity to vehicular traffic and obstructs view for motorists. Occupant has history of starting unmanaged fires that have damaged property and present safety and health hazards to occupant and surrounding community. Fires have damaged utility poles and trees Site could be classified as both hazard and obstruction, but received more than 72 hour notice and repeated offers of service and shelter.
FAS
54
April 30-May 4
Airport Way S & S Royal Brougham St
NoYesNoYesNoYesNoNoNo
Single living structure with significant amount of trash and debris spilling on to roadway, presenting hazards to vehicular traffic. Lanes of traffic would need to be closed in order to extend emergency services to encampment. Site is accessed by crossing busy roadway providing the primary entrance to a Metro bus maintenance base.
FAS
55
April 30-May 4
37th Place NW & Seaview Ave NW
NoNoNoYesNoYesNoYesNo
Encampment has cut into steep hillside and frequently accessed through private residential property owned by elderly resident. Less than one half dozen living structures within encampment. Large quantities of trash and human waste present on site. Excavation of hillside has damaged natural environment and poses slide risks.
FAS/Parks
56
April 30-May 4
58th St NE & 5 Ave NE (from NE 52 to NE 62 St), including east side of I-5 sound barrier wall
YesYesNoYesYesYesNoYesNo
Large encampment with living structures on both sides of I-5 sound barrier wall along 5th Ave NE. Living structures are exposed to vehicular traffic presenting hazards to both occupants and vehicles. Additionally, activity and encampment material is frequently spilling into street, presenting obstruction of public use. Substantial garbage and human waste. On other side of sound barrier wall (I-5 side) team is particularly concerned about fire and large amounts of flammable material, chiefly garbage and cooking grills which presents an additional hazard to occupants and community. Parks arborist has found limbs have been removed from trees, causing damage to natural environment. I-5 lane closure would be required to extend emergency services to encampment. Site could be classified as both hazard and obstruction, but received more than 72 hour notice and repeated offers of service and shelter.
FAS/Parks/WSDOT
57
May 7-May 11
Mercer St. corridor emphasis area
YesYesNoYesYesYesNoYesYes
Multi-day engagement within the Mercer St. corridor emphasis area. While MDAR rules allow faster action in an emphasis area, the team is approaching this set of encampments with the 72-hour removal, with notice and offers of all services, including offers of shelter for every person. Team will address area in sections over the course of week. There are at least 35 living structures present. Living structure has been found up under the bridge beam under the freeway, which presents a serious hazard. Large quantities of garbage and human waste disposal concerns are present. Extreme difficulty in extending emergency services, such as SFD and SPD, into encampment due to remoteness, topography and highways. Excavation under I-5 infrastructure presents hazards to occupants and community and increases slide-risk via damage to natural environment. Additionally, SPU is concerned about a waste water pipe that is currently leaking in the encampment and cannot investigate until encampment is removed. Encampment residents access site in some sections by crossing freeway ramps, presenting hazards to people and vehicular traffic. Lastly, encampment in one section is immediately adjacent to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, which poses special concern to patients and families accessing this facility.
FAS/SPU/WSDOT
58
May 7-May 11
Waterfront, including Pike Place Market hillclimb and adjacent parking lots
YesYesNoYesYesNoNoNoYes
Extensive encampment along waterfront along Alaska Way, Pike Place Hill climb, public plaza, and parking lots present obstruction to public use. Garbage and human waste disposal concerns are present on site. Various living structures are exposed to vehicular traffic. Report of encampment resident throwing a bottle of urine at Metropolitan Improvement District worker presents health hazard to surrounding community. Encampment is near Pike Market Child Care & Preschool, presenting special concern.
FAS
59
May 14-May 18
I-5 & 45th St ramp (northbound exit, greenbelt adjacent to ramp)
YesYesNoYesNoYesNoNoNo
About one dozen living structures on site, which is in close proximity and exposed to vehicular traffic exiting I-5, posing hazards to both occupants and traffic. Large amounts of garbage and human waste disposal concerns. Exit would need to be closed in order to extend emergency services to encampment. Site could be classified as a hazard, but received more than 72 hour notice and repeated offers of service and shelter.
FAS/WSDOT
60
May 14-May 18
23rd Ave S and S Grand StYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYes
Encampment poses obstruction to sidewalk and presents special concern for people accessing Seattle Lighthouse for Blind, which is located a few blocks away. Lighthouse has contacted City expressing concerns for clients who have needed to step into traffic in order to navigate around encampment to reach services and bus lines. Site could be classified as an obstruction, but received more than 72 hour notice and repeated offers of service and shelter. Less than a half dozen living structures.
FAS/SDOT/ PARKS
61
May 14-May 18
Alaskan Way, from University to Marion St.
YesYesYesYesNoYesNoNoNo
More than two dozen living structures are in close proximity to moving vehicles and located on bike path and sidewalk, which is considered a hazard and an obstruction of public use. Large amounts of garbage and human waste disposal concerns present on site. SPD was called to encampment recently to intervene in violent brawl between residents—some of which were in possession of make-shift weapons—which is considered criminal activity beyond illegal substance abuse. Site received more than 72 hour notice and repeated offers of service and shelter.
FAS/SDOT/ PARKS
62
May 14-May 18
4th Ave and Yesler Way bridgeYesYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNo
Large amounts of garbage and human waste disposal concerns present on site. Half a dozen living structures are obstructing sidewalk, causing pedestrians to step into vehicle lanes to avoid living structures, posing both a hazard and an obstruction. Site received more than 72 hour notice and repeated offers of service and shelter.
FAS/SDOT/ PARKS
63
May 14-May 18
1st Ave S and S Orchard StYesNoNoYesNoYesYesYesNo
Encampment is located on a WSDOT managed wetland and is damaging the natural environment disturbing wildlife. Additionally, WSDOT needs to access site to maintain property and cannot begin until encampment is removed. Large amounts of garbage and human waste disposal concerns present on site. Site received more than 72 hour notice and repeated offers of service and shelter.
FAS/WSDOT
64
May 21-May 25
5th Ave S, between S Dawson and Brandon St
YesYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNo
One dozen living structures and vehicles are obstructing public right of way and present hazards to and from vehicular traffic. South Precinct Community Police Team is engaging vehicular occupants. Large quantities of garbage and human waste disposal concerns. Site could be classified as an obstruction, but received more than 72 hour notice and repeated offers of service and shelter.
FAS/SPU/Parks/SPD CPT
65
May 21-May 25
Marion St to S Jackson, bound by Post Ave and 1st Ave S to east
YesYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNo
Multiple locations adjacent to Alaska Way. Living structures pose obstructions to public right of way and presents hazards to and from vehicular traffic. In some areas, living structures completely block sidewalk and/or are exposed to traffic. Large quantities of garbage and human waste disposal concerns. Sites could be classified as obstructions, but received more than 72 hour notice and repeated offers of service and shelter. Over a dozen living structures within site.
FAS
66
May 21-May 25
7th Ave S, from S Charlestown St to S Andover
YesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Single living structure is sited on roadway and exposed to vehicular traffic. Team moved concrete barriers in attempt to shield occupant, but situation continues to be considered hazardous to occupant and traffic.
FAS
67
May 21-May 25
NW 36th St at northern end of Fremont Canal Park/Burke Gilman Trail
YesYesNoYesYesNoNoYesNo
Half dozen living structures on NW 36th Ave and in area directly adjacent within Fremont Canal Park/ Burke Gilman Trail. One structure is on public-right-of way, while majority are on/near canal wall. Large quantities of garbage and human waste disposal concerns. Parks crews have observed a homemade sewage pipe depositing human waste into water way—which presents additional health hazards to surrounding community and cause for concern to an environmentally critical area. Additionally, natural environment has been damaged due to excavation to level ground for living structures. Site could be classified as an obstruction, but received more than 72 hour notice and repeated offers of service and shelter
FAS/SPU/Parks
68
May 21-May 25
I-5 S James St exit (soutbound)YesYesNoYesYesYesNoNoNo
About one dozen living structures observed on site. Occupants access site by crossing I-5 ramp and have been observed crossing I-5 lanes, which presents hazards to both occupants and vehicular traffic. Large quantities waste, garbage, and hyperemic needles observed on site, coupled with pooling of Freeway Park drainage, presents additional health hazards to occupants and community. Difficult in extending emergency services to site and would require lane/ramp closure. Partial closure of ramp required and coordinated through WSDOT. Site could be classified as an obstruction, but received more than 72 hour notice and repeated offers of service and shelter
FAS/WSDOT
69
May 21-May 25
Columbia to Jefferson, between 6th to 7th Ave
YesYesNoYesYesNoNoNoNo
Over two dozen living structures present on site, posing obstruction to sidewalk and public right-of-ways. Living structures are exposed to vehicular traffic. Some structures block line-of-sight for vehicular traffic, presenting hazards to surrounding community. Additionally, large quantities of garbage and human waste has attracted rats, which presents additional health hazards to both occupants and people accessing meal service program sited adjacent to encampment. Site could be classified as an obstruction, but received more than 72 hour notice and repeated offers of service and shelter.
FAS
70
May 21-May 25
Ravenna ParkYesNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNo
Single living structure on Parks property, which is considered an obstruction to intended public use. Garbage and human waste disposal concerns. Site could be classified as an obstruction, but received more than 72 hour notice and repeated offers of service and shelter.
FAS/Parks
71
May 29-June 1
Boylston Ave E & E Shelby St (Under I-5)
NoNoNoYesNoYesNoNoNo
Less than a half dozen living structures underneath I-5. Encampment location poses difficulty in extending emergency services. Large amounts of garbage and human waste on site.
FAS/WSDOT
72
May 29-June 1
Rainier Ave S between S Plum St to S Walker S
YesYesNoYesYesNoNoNoYes
One dozen living structures and associated RVs on site, posing obstruction to sidewalk and public right-of-ways. Living structures are exposed to vehicular traffic. Large quantities of garbage and human waste observed on site. Community Police Team engaging vehicular occupants. Additionally, living structures continue to present hazardous conditions for low-vision/blind residents accessing Lighthouse for the Blind—which qualifies as additional health hazards to surrounding community and is of special concern. This is the second time this month the team has removed living structures in this area. Site could be classified as an obstruction and a hazard, but received more than 72 hours’ notice and repeated offers of service and shelter.
FAS/SPU
73
May 29-June 1
Ravenna ParkYesNoNoYesYesYesNoYesNo
Encampment is located in wooded area alongside trail, posing obstruction to public use. Living structure is dug under large tree that stands above walking trail, posing additonal health hazards to surrounding community and occupants. Parks' Tree crews are assessing tree fall risks. Large quantities of garbage and human waste observed on site. Site could be classified as an obstruction but received more than 72 hours’ notice and repeated offers of service and shelter.
FAS/PRKS
74
May 29-June 1
University Playground (U District)YesNoNoYesNoNoNoNoYes
A dozen living structures located on Parks property. One resident is known to hoard materials, which has generated excessive garbage and debris on site. Encampment obstructs Parks playfield. Nearby schools and facilities for children pose special concern. Site could be classified as an obstruction but received more than 72 hours’ notice and repeated offers of service and shelter.
FAS/PRKS
75
May 29-June 1
Magnuson ParkYesNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNo
Encampment is located in heavily used area of park near ballfields and children's play area. Half a dozen living structures present. Large amounts of garbage and human waste on site. Site could be classified as an obstruction but received more than 72 hours’ notice and repeated offers of service and shelter.
FAS/PRKS
76
June 4 - June 8
SW Spokane and Klickitat Ave (Harbor Island)
NoYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNo
Encampment has a dozen living structures on site and located near busy roadway and rail lines. Encampment residents have been engaged in SPU trash bag pilot program to reduce waste on site, however the encampment has grown recently with many of the newer residents not participating in the garbage pickup program, creating large amounts of waste on site in additional to human waste disposal concerns. Additionally, the encampment now poses concern to special SPU facilities. Living structures block vehicular and foot access to multiple SPU water facility structures.
FAS/SPU
77
June 4 - June 8
Yesler and 3nd AveYesNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNo
Single occupant living with posessions on sidewalk between 2nd and 3rd Aves on Yesler Way. Resident has asked team for storage of personal belongings as a prerequisite to taking shelter. Team is working with individual to store possessions and remove living structure from sidewalk.
FAS/SDOT
78
June 4 - June 8
Harborview emphasis areaYesNoNoYesNoYesNoNoYes
Encampment is in emphasis area, but has been given more than 72 hour notice and outreach, with offers of services and shelter. Approximately three dozen living structures present on site. Excessive garbage and human waste concerns. Encampments are in close proximity to Harborview Medical Center, which is of special concern given that the elderly, sick, and families access facility.
FAS/WSDOT
79
June 4 - June 8
Columbia to Jefferson, between 6th to 7th Ave
YesNoNoYesYesNoNoNoNo
Previous encampment had recently been removed from this site, however area has been re-camped. Over two dozen living structures present on site, posing obstruction to sidewalk and public right-of-ways. Living structures are exposed to vehicular traffic. Large quantities of garbage and human waste has attracted rats, which presents additional health hazards to both occupants and people accessing meal service program sited adjacent to encampment. Site could be classified as an obstruction, but received more than 72 hour notice and repeated offers of service and shelter.
FAS/SDOT
80
June 4 - June 8
2nd Ave Ext. S, including 3rd Ave and Main St.
YesNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNo
At least two dozen living structures posing obstructions to sidewalks and public right-of-way. Possessions stored in public right-of-way have blocked bus shelters, which has prevented King County Metro from being able to deploy bus mobility ramps to accommodate commuters who rely on ramp access. Large amounts of garbage throughout area, including excessive amounts of human waste deposited on streets and sidewalks. Site could be classified as an obstruction, but residents received advance notice and repeated outreach.
FAS
81
June 11-June 15
S Jackson St to S King St, bounded by 7th & 8th Ave S. (Emphasis area)
YesNoNoYesNoNoYesNoYes
Less than a half dozen living structures on site, which is within an emphasis area. Encampment is in close proximity to daycare and eldercare facilities, which is of special concern. Large quantities of garbage and human waste present on site. Encampment could be classified as an obstruction, but received more than 72 hour notice and repeated offers of service and shelter.
FAS
82
June 11-June 15
N 107th St and Midvale Ave NNoNoNoYesYesNoNoYesNo
Less than one dozen living structures on site. Large quantities of garbage and human waste present on site, which is of concern to SPU’s Midvale Storm Water Runoff Drainage Pond and facility located nearby—which presents additional health hazards to surrounding community and poses risks to environmentally critical areas.
FAS?SPU
83
June 11-June 15
3rd Ave S and S Royal Brougham Way
YesNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNo
Less than one dozen living structures on site. Large quantities of garbage and human waste present. Living structures obstruct sidewalk. Encampment could be classified as an obstruction, but received more than 72 hour notice and repeated offers of service and shelter.
84
June 11-June 15
4th Ave S and S Walker StNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNo
Less than one dozen living structures on site. Team believes children may be present within encampment. Large quantities of garbage and human waste present.
85
June 11-June 15
I-90 on-ramp off of Rainier Ave S (Poplar Place S & S Bush Place)
YesYesNoYesNoYesNoNoNo
Encampment is sited on north side of I-90 & Rainier ramps, at road intersection of Dean and Poplar. Residents access site by crossing freeway ramps, which presents hazards to both people and vehicular traffic. About a dozen living structures on site. Lane closures required to extend emergency services to site. WSDOT will need to close lanes of traffic on ramps to accommodate both Navigation Team and resident egress from site during removal. Encampment could be classified as an obstruction, but received more than 72 hour notice and repeated offers of service and shelter.
FAS/WSDOT
86
June 11-June 15
Pike St & I-5 express lanes (Westside of I-5)
YesYesNoYesNoYesNoNoNo
Less than a half dozen living structures on site, with single living structure position on barrier wall directly overhanging I-5, which presents extreme hazards to people and vehicular traffic. Lane closures required to extend emergency services and to conduct removal operations. Excessive amount of hypodermic needles present on site. Encampment could be classified as an obstruction, but received more than 72 hour notice and repeated offers of service and shelter.
87
June 11-June 15
Freeway ParkYesYesNoYesNoYesNoNoNo
Single living structure= on freeway overhang, which presents hazards to both people and vehicular traffic. Resident accesses site by climbing down makeshift ladder system. Lane closures required to extend emergency services and to conduct removal operations. Encampment could be classified as an obstruction, but received more than 72 hour notice and repeated offers of service and shelter.
FAS/PARKS/SDOT
88
June 11-June 15
42nd Ave N and Stone WayYesYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNo
Less than a half dozen living structures on site. Large amounts of garbage and waste. Living structures obstruct sidewalk, parking lane, and exposed to vehicular traffic. Encampment could be classified as an obstruction, but received more than 72 hour notice and repeated offers of service and shelter
FAS
89
June 18-June 22
69th and Weedin Place NENoNoNoYesNoYesYesNoNo
Encampment is located on WSDOT property containing former nuclear fallout shelter. About a half dozen living structures on site. Excessive amounts of garbage and human waste concerns. WSDOT facility is no longer secure and has been broken into, requiring WSDOT to do repaor work that is obstructed by the encampment.
FAS/WSDOT
90
June 18-June 22
Woodland ParkYesNoNoYesNoYesNoNoNo
Encampment spans difficult-to-reach wooded areas from tennis courts to ballfields. Excessive garbage and human waste accumulation is negatively impacting picnic shelter sites and use of park. Site could be classified as an obstruction, however occupants received more than 72 hour notice with repeated outreach and offers of services and shelter.
FAS/Parks
91
June 18-June 22
8th Ave S & S Weller StNoNoYesYesNoNoNoNoNo
Less than a half dozen living structures. SPD made significant stolen weapons and narcotics arrests within encampment, which is considered criminal activity above substance abuse. Large amounts of garbage and waste present on site.
WSDOT/FAS/Parks
92
June 18-June 22
Lake Union ParkYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Single living structure located on Parks trail path, posing obstruction to use. Site could be classified as an obstruction, however occupants received more than 72 hour notice with repeated outreach and offers of services and shelter.
FAS/Parks
93
June 18-June 22
Ravenna ParkYesNoNoYesNoYesNoNoNo
Dozen living structures located throughout park, including near tennis courts. Emergency service providers have reported difficulty in locating calls for service due to the forested and remote nature of camps. Excessive garbage and human waste accumulation is negatively impacting picnic shelter sites and use of park. Site could be classified as an obstruction, however occupants received more than 72 hour notice with repeated outreach and offers of services and shelter.
FAS/Parks
94
June 18-June 22
10th Ave S and S Weller StYesNoNoYesYesNoNoNoYes
Encampment is on public right-of-way, abutting church property hosting youth summer camp starting next week. Excessive amount of hypodermic needles present on site and in play area, which presents health hazards to surrounding community and is of special concern to facility geared towards children. Large amounts of garbage and human waste present on site. Site could be classified as an obstruction, however occupants received more than 72 hour notice with repeated outreach and offers of services and shelter.
FAS/WSDOT
95
June 18-June 22
Green LakeYesYesNoYesNoYesNoNoNo
Over a dozen encampments located throughout park. Large amounts of garbage and waste present on site. Emergency service providers have reported difficulty in locating calls for service. Site could be classified as an obstruction, however occupants received more than 72 hour notice with repeated outreach and offers of services and shelter.
FAS/Parks
96
June 26-June 29
SR 509 and 2nd Ave SYesYesNoYesNoYesYesNoNo
Less than one dozen tents at this site located near SR 509 ramps, presenting moving vehicle hazards. Emergency responders face challenges in extending emergency services to site and would require lane closures to do so. WSDOT is scheduled to install new protection barriers in which encampment poses an obstruction to scheduled work. Large amounts of garbage and human waste present on site. Site could be classified as an obstruction, but received more than 72 hour notice of removal with repeated outreach.
FAS/WSDOT
97
June 26-June 29
Dearborn corridor, which includes areas between 10 Ave S to under Jose Rizal bridge and property under and near I-5 and I-90 ramps along Dearborn Ave
YesYesNoYesYesYesNoNoYes
Over three dozen tents in areas exposed to vehicular traffic and on steeps slopes, which poses hazards to occupants and difficulty in extending emergency services to area. Large amounts of garbage and human waste concerns. Team has observed extensive amounts of hypodermic needles in area, which poses additional health hazards to both occupants and surrounding community. Living structures abut community health care provider building, which presents special concern. Site could be classified as an obstruction, but received more than 72 hour notice of removal with repeated outreach.
FAS//WSDOT/Parks
98
June 26-June 29
69th and Weedin Place NENoNoNoYesNoYesYesNoNo
Encampment is located on WSDOT property containing former nuclear fallout shelter. About a half dozen living structures on site. Excessive amounts of garbage and human waste concerns. WSDOT facility is no longer secure and has been broken into, requiring WSDOT to do repair work that is obstructed by the encampment. Site was originally scheduled to be removed last week, but due to outreach logistics, the team picked up garbage and debris only in advance of this week’s removal.
FAS/WSDOT
99
June 26-June 29
NE 80th St and 2nd Ave NEYesYesNoYesNoYesNoNoNo
Less than one dozen living structures on site located near sound barrier wall of I-5. Large amounts of garbage and human was observed on site. WSDOT must close lane of traffic to conduct removal. Emergency responders face challenges in extending emergency services to site and would require lane closures to do so. Vehicular traffic presents hazards to occupants. Site could be classified as a hazard but received more than 72 hour notice of removal with repeated outreach.
FAS/WSDOT
100
July 2 - July 6
Denny Way underpass, between John St. and Eastlake Ave
NoYesNoYesNoYesNoNoNo
One dozen living structures present on site. Large amounts of garbage and human waste disposal concerns. Site could be classified as an obstruction, but received 72 hour notice with repeated offers of services and shelter.
WSDOT/FAS
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