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Seattle Department of Transportation Removes Eco-Blocks Designed to Prevent Encampment Return

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Block Party’s Over…Sort of

On Tuesday, the Seattle Department of Transportation (@seattledot) removed some of the “eco-blocks” near the Leary Triangle and Fremont Brewery in Ballard. But the agency says only a few were taken out because it’s time to re-open this piece of land that’s expected to be turned into a dog park. Otherwise, no sign of any other slabs of concrete being removed by the city even though it’s technically a violation. These were quickly put up all over Ballard to prevent tents and RV’s from moving in. But as you can tell, this part of #Seattle is still dealing with the homeless crisis. How soon until tents start moving back in? It really is turning into whack a mole out here. @CMDanStrauss @MayorofSeattle @GovInslee @kcexec @KCCouncil @SeattleCouncil @CMSaraNelson @CMTMosqueda @D5Juarez @KC_RHA

Seattle Department of Transportation’s Response

At least we know the city is trying to improve this area. But will it last? #Seattle

This Past Summer

Back in June, a homeless person set up in the fenced area. But city crews quickly moved in and cleared it. Consistent enforcement will be key. #Seattle

Remember This?

I think it’s fair to say neighbors do not want a repeat of Leary Triangle encampment that was left to flourish for more than a year. #Seattle