Volunteers are hard at work at the new Nickelsville site in Northlake today, painting the tiny houses and preparing the grounds for Ballard Nickelsville residents to move in on Tuesday. The new site on 4th Ave. NE is now home to this 14-foot dome, which may be used as a computer lab or community space, […]
The city of Seattle announced this afternoon that Nickelsville’s move to the Northlake location will start getting underway this weekend. As we’ve been reporting, Low Income Housing Institute volunteers have been hard at work installing 22 tiny houses at 3814 Fourth Ave. NE in the Northlake neighborhood. The new location (below) is 20 percent larger […]
After a slow start, the future home of the Ballard Nickelsville camp in the Northlake neighborhood is taking shape. A few dozen volunteers organized by the Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) pitched in today, helping put the first tiny houses into position and providing finishing work. The houses are assembled off-site — in volunteers’ driveways, […]
Update: The Seattle Times followed up with a story today, calling Nickelsville’s short-lived attempt to move “rocky political theater.” Earlier: Nickelsville’s two-year stay in Ballard is officially up on Saturday, and the city has told organizers that residents can stay in the camp until the new site in Northlake is ready next month. But despite […]
The Ballard Nickelsville camp on Market St. will officially reach the end of its two-year stay on November 18th. But in a meeting with neighbors and the camp’s residents last night, the City of Seattle said the new location — at 3814 4th Ave. NE in the Northlake neighborhood — will not be ready until […]
Last year Interbay was on the short list to become a semi-permanent home for Nickelsville, Seattle’s roaming tent city, but Mayor McGinn would like to see the residents move to SODO. That may not happen and according to Publicola, Interbay may be back on the list. The nearly 100 people must move on May 15th […]
An attorney representing three of the campers at the Nickelsville homeless camp says a deal has been reached to voluntarily leave Discovery Park by noon on Friday, avoiding a police sweep. Magnolia Voice, yet again, has the exclusive. There’s no word on where the camp will go next.