Workers from Seattle Parks and their contractors remove tents and debris Tuesday from Ballard Commons. Commons encampments were also removed in 2019 and 2020. (Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times)
Workers remove tents and debris Tuesday from the homeless encampment at the Ballard Commons. (Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times)
Project Homeless

Two large North Seattle homeless encampments are being removed this week

The Ballard Commons and Bitter Lake removals are part of a new approach the city and its nonprofit contractors are trying. Instead of posting notices for residents of encampments saying they must disperse in days, outreach workers try to move them inside. Updated