By KIRO Radio Staff
Nickelsville is being asked to move again.
The makeshift shelter set up in West Seattle at 2nd Ave. SW and West Marginal Way SW was granted a two-week extension, but that ended Monday.
“Now they’re waiting to see if there’s another location to go to, but they need time to do that and they’re running out of time,” said Revel Smith, a Nickelsville spokesperson.
Nickelsville’s website claims the encampment has received two eviction notices, one from the City of Seattle and another from State Transportation Secretary Paula Hammond. The city’s notice says the state has until 5 p.m. Tuesday to deal with the violation. The WSDOT’s notice gives the camp 72 hours (from 7 p.m. July 20) to vacate the property.
Officials told campers they are violating city of Seattle health and safety codes.
The Transportation Department says if residents decline the social services offered to help them move, State Patrol troopers will become involved on Thursday evening.
The new spot, on DOT land, is very close to the location it was built on last September, a city lot. Its recent moves include locations in Discovery Park and a church lot in South Seattle.
“They’ve moved so many times and what they’re looking for is a permanent site,” said Smith.