Ballardite creates map to promote community safety

Ballard resident Todd has created the below map to spread the word about reported vacant homes, illegal camps and planned construction in the neighborhood.

The map was originally published on the Next Door Ballard North website in an effort to increase awareness of local illegal activity and to promote public safety.

“I want to make sure that people understand this is for awareness and community safety. I love Ballard and all the people who live here,” says Todd.

Todd has created an email address ( for people to report in stories and tips on vacant homes, squatters and illegal camps.

Todd will also be hosting a safety walk tomorrow morning to check in on the locations already listed on the map and to add any new information. If you would like to take part, meet at 8 a.m. at the bus stop at the intersection of NW 60th St and 15th Ave NW.

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