The PI has a great article calling out the homeless and drug transactions on 2nd and 3rd and Bell. As a recent Belltown resident, I have to say the aggressive panhandling and open drug use on the southern side of Belltown in the evenings were definitely not my favorite parts of in-city living.
I’m sure some folks choose not to live in Belltown for those reasons. It will be interesting to see if the City is able to do anything about this issue.
Read the article here. The references to Rudy Giuliani’s efforts in New York were interesting. That’s definitely not Seattle’s M.O. but who knows, maybe this issue will start getting some more attention soon.