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.
Seattle's Design Review Program has a lot of upcoming meetings for new projects in the New Year, but one in particular has caught our attention. Meet 9002 Greenwood Ave N, a brand new four-story, 48-unit microhousing development in Greenwood. As far as we know, this is the first microhousing project...
Photo finish: The Fremont Bridge will see over 1 million bike rides for 2014. Northgate ped-bike bridge: Local politicians call for more time on promised funding for the Northgate pedestrian and bike bridge across I-5. The project is at risk of losing Sound Transit funding. Robot cars: Six things that The Oatmeal learned from...
We hope that the holidays are finding you well, especially on this Christmas Day. Wherever you are, we hope that you are enjoying time with family, friends, partners, or loved ones. There's a lot to be thankful for in this little part of the world. We live in an...
Last week, we reported on Community Transit's future plans for Swift II, a new bus rapid transit line in Snohomish County that would connect Canyon Park (Bothell) to Paine Field (Boeing-Everett). The pieces are quickly falling into place for the project with newly granted approval by the Federal Transit Administration...
Be sure to check out our comprehensive roundup of service reductions for all Puget Sound transit agencies--including the ferries. Many have service reductions on the eves of Christmas and New Year's while others will have no service on Christmas Day or New Year's Day. King County Metro Transit, Pierce Transit,...
Our meetup for Tuesday, 22 December, is cancelled due to the Christmas holiday. Our next meeting will be Tuesday, 30 December, instead. You'll find us at our regular time and place then. So we hope to see you next week at Roy Street Coffee & Tea. For details, please check out our...
https://vimeo.com/67658001 Paper City by Maciek Janicki on Vimeo. Just in time for the holidays, a beautiful video of a snowy, paper city.
On the docket: A 6-story, mixed-use building could be on the horizon for 23rd Ave and Union St, but it's still subject to Council approval in January. New blues: On Thursday, the Seattle Police Department debuted a whole new uniform, department logo and patch, vehicle design, and options for police...