Ex-’Nickelsville’ site update: Back for cleanup, ’5S’-moving

September 7, 2013 at 3:26 pm | In 'Nickelsville' encampment, West Seattle news | 4 Comments

The cleanup and moving operation at the former “Nickelsville” site is in its seventh day. Top photo is the view from the former parking-lot entrance. The parking lot itself is a hub of activity as the remaining “5S”‘s are moved – the “small simple sturdy sleeping structures” still standing on the east end of the site. Today is a day to try to get all 14 of them moved, the camp announced via Facebook, so we went back for these photos:

The forklift and trucks are vital to what they’re doing now – trying to get those structures to the new campsites in the Central District, Madison Valley, and Skyway.

As we reported Thursday, the city has fenced off the site; the mayor’s office confirmed that the former campers would have access through Friday to continue cleanup, but that’s apparently been extended – we’ll check back with them Monday.


  1. I’ve been critical of NV in the past, but to be fair, it does look like whoever is doing the cleanup is doing a pretty good job of restoring the land to a good ‘pre-NV’ state.

    Comment by Citizen Sane — 7:36 pm September 7, 2013 #

  2. kudos citizen sane
    for being fair..

    Comment by JoB — 8:35 am September 8, 2013 #

  3. highland park is already seeing big improvements now that they are gone

    Comment by jeff platt — 11:44 pm September 8, 2013 #

  4. Like citizen sane, I have been in the critical camp, and just have to say that NV did a good job of following through with clean up.

    Comment by 33Pete — 6:31 am September 9, 2013 #

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