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Homeless tent camps could find permanent home in Interbay, Magnolia

October 26th, 2010 by Doug Alder

The Nickelsville homeless tent camp is supposed to move out of its current location in the U-District on November 15. But instead of being forced to find another temporary home, it could soon have a permanent one in Interbay or Magnolia.


Nickelsville camp currently in the U-District

A citizens panel appointed by Mayor McGinn recommends that Seattle put a permanent homeless encampment on city land within a month and open up parks and the basement of City Hall to people with nowhere else to sleep.

KING 5 and our news partner the Seattle Times report the potential sites include two in the Magnolia/Interbay area. One location is on city property under the Magnolia Bridge next to the playfield (1451 23rd Ave W) and the other is the Interbay substation at 3222 17th Ave W.    The remaining sites are in Haller Lake, West Seattle, and South Seattle.

The citizens panel will now look over the list and make its recommendation.  We’ll continue to track developments and bring you reaction throughout the week.

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