Friday, September 22, 2017

Port of Seattle Housing on Industrial Property

By Karen Robes Meeks

The Port of Seattle Commission this month voted to turn the former Tsubota industrial property into a temporary camp for the homeless as a way to help community groups and the city of Seattle address a major regional issue.

As many as 80 residents and their tents and small structures would be able to establish residency at the 1601 15th Ave. West property for two years beginning in November, the port said.

The commission approved the lease on September 12 with the City of Seattle, which will provide services such as electricity, water, garbage disposal and other utilities.

The property will serve as the new temporary location for Tent City 5, which is just north in the Interbay neighborhood at 3234 17th Avenue West.