Stephen Fesler

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Stephen is an urban planner with a passion for promoting sustainable, livable, and diverse cities. He advocates for smart policies, regulations, and implementation programs that enhance urban environments by committing to quality design, accommodating growth, providing a diversity of housing choices, and adequately providing public services. Stephen primarily writes about land use and transportation issues.
https://vimeo.com/95766797 Seattle Dream Pt. II by F-Stop Seattle on Vimeo. Watch this 5-minute timelapse tribute to our favorite city. You won't regret it. UPDATE: It appears that the video is currently unviewable. You can watch the original Seattle Dream instead, which is just as inspiring. UPDATE 2: The original has been reposted, albeit...
Development in Seattle: The city council is putting the breaks on the Stadium District planning effort, largely because they have no direction on the matter. 10 crazy comments that people make about Seattle microhousing. The Department of Planning and Development (DPD) has preliminary stormwater regulations out for review. And DPD...
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwLQ26aA6ho Sound Transit shows off the construction progress of the S 200th St Link extension to some solid tunes. Watch the guideway grow in this short video.
Stop the violence: Mayor Murray released a detailed plan for how to reduce Seattle gun violence this week in the wake of a serious rash of citywide shootings. Innovative and dramatic transit: Wanna know if there's a seat available upstairs on your double-decker bus? In London, you soon can. This week,...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1VhG_7DxRc Watch this modular apartment building in Belltown rise from nothing to completion over just 4 days.
Nudey cyclists, bike trains, and more: Get ready, today the nudist cyclists hit Fremont streets. KOMO reports on adorable story about bike trains for kids in Southeast Seattle. Out of nowhere, the Seattle Times editorial board came out in favor of the Westlake Bikeway. $2.4m was awarded to a...
For the past few years, the Department of Planning and Development (DPD) has been developing a design framework for the University District. The University District Urban Design Framework (UDUDF) is a broad-based effort to revise and realign neighborhood plans, policies, and goals on transportation, land use, historic preservation, open space, greenhouse gases, and...
Editor's Note: In case you missed our previous coverage of Seattle 2035, check out our last article on the update process. The Seattle Department of Planning and Development (DPD) will be holding an event next week to talk about the "key directions" to the Seattle 2035 Comprehensive Plan update. Essentially, key directions are themes like land use,...