For over a year now, RVs belonging to the otherwise homeless have been parked along Northlake Way between Dunn Lumber and Westward. This has led to the accumulation of much trash (which the city tried to clean up in February, as we wrote about here), but also events such as fires.
Now, the RVs have apparently been moved out. A reader writes:
I am writing because I am cautiously optimistic that the public health nightmare that was the long line of parked RVs has been permanently cleared from N Northlake Way. I am politically progressive but became acutely aware of both the public health dangers of drug use (needles), trash, human feces and and increased crime occurring in the neighborhood when this extended encampment arrived.
I had regularly walked that strip between Dunn Lumber and Gas Works Park until the pandemic and the encroachment of these vehicles made in impassable and dangerous.
It appears that the cement blocks (see pics) installed by the city may be permanent which would be a huge relief.