I’m not sure this is worthy of “news” necessarily, but it’s definitely got some neighbors talking (campsite picture on right is from a post on the CC Facebook page) and I figured it was worth a quick post.
A man (Dave “Wizard” Snyder) has set up camp on the parking strip across from the Soreano’s Plumbing lot on 47th and Ferdinand. For a few days, he was set up in the empty lot at 35th and Hudson (across from the Greenhouse), but apparently has moved on one block to his current location. His “camp” is pretty established: rugs, a tent, a message board, clotheslines, cushions, etc.
Having interacted with Dave directly, (he once walked by and filmed some flowers in our yard and later invited the family to some kind of magic show) he seems pretty harmless–definitely a talker, definitely creative….according to the note posted at his campsite, he’s filming some kind of documentary on the homeless of Beacon Hill.
A few neighbors have also contacted the SPD’s non-emergency line to report the situation. At least one has heard back that, technically, nothing illegal is happening and not much can be done by the police (if anyone can clarify how that’s the case, be sure to chime in).
I walked by as the police were talking to him yesterday and heard a cordial conversation asking him politely to pack up.
So far, he’s been in the neighborhood for about a week. His message (see picture on the left) indicates that he should be travelling on fairly soon.