City clears homeless encampment on the North Side

David Zimmer and I visited a Minneapolis encampment back in early June and shot this video:

Fox 9 reports that the city cleared the encampment today, located on city-owned property. The timing of the move is explained,

The North Side encampment at 205 Girard Avenue North is the site of a future affordable housing development scheduled for a groundbreaking next week. It will include 187 rental units that will all be affordable.   

The site was one of three encampments cleared by the city today, according to the Star Tribune.

KARE 11 reports that two people were arrested during the sweep. Advocates for the homeless issued a press release and disrupted a city meeting.