Tuesday, 16 July, 2019

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.
It's election day, folks! Get your ballot in and make sure you filled in that YES circle for buses. Ballots must be postmarked by 8pm. You can find out more from King County Elections on where, when, and how to drop off your ballot. If you have problems voting...
On Saturday morning, I met up with a few friends in Ballard to talk urban issues. Most of the discussion naturally centered on the neighborhood itself. We decided to take a walk around Ballard to see what has changed, the challenges that it faces, and ways we thought it could be...
We're big fans of buses, and that's why we're planning to celebrate the passage of Proposition 1 with other bus fans on Tuesday (election day). The folks from Yes for Seattle Transit are holding an election party at The Comet Tavern on Capitol Hill beginning at 7.30 pm. Beforehand,...
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBxIQC9BkSU We're all about that bus! So get out there and vote YES on Proposition 1 to expand bus service in Seattle. Ballots must be postmarked by 8pm on Tuesday in order to be counted. Find out more from King County Elections.
Goodbye Airbnb NYC: New York appears to be declaring war on Airbnb--there goes my cheap NYC trips! Year of the tree: Seattle watered a lot of street trees last year; 2,768 to be exact. Set it back right: A look into the good and bad of setbacks for residential buildings. There's...
Seattle's building boom is in full swing, and a healthy part of this is in new skyscraper construction. Over 37 projects are soon to come online adding more residential units, office space, and services to the Downtown, Belltown, Denny Triangle, South Lake Union, and First Hill neighborhoods. A few...
Seattle Department of Transportation traffic engineer, Dongho Chang, was in San Francisco last week for a NACTO meeting. He's got some wonderful insights on streets in the city and found Market Street to be a great place for all modes represented--much like our Broadway in Capitol Hill (once the streetcar gets...
We're big fans of the University District Parklet project and we're happy to report that it's now fully funded. For those unfamiliar with the project, the ~240 square foot parklet will be located on NE 43rd Street and the corner of University Way NE. The location couldn't be much more...