Saturday, 19 September, 2020

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.
If you've ever visited the core of Ballard by car, you've probably witnessed the neighborhood's parking challenges firsthand. Ballard is a highly sought-after neighborhood because of its excellent offerings in nightlife entertainment, restaurants, and boutique shopping. For locals, it's also a place of daily business, community services, worship, and...
Another skyscraper could soon join the Seattle skyline, this time in Belltown. 3rd and Lenora Tower--as it is known--is the brainchild (permit number 3018686) of long-time Seattle developer Martin Selig and designed by Perkins+Will. The tower would soar to the heights of 440 feet, or about 31 stories. The building would provide a...
Skyscraper city: An updated version of Seattle skyscraper projects in infographic form. Extended death row: The Harvard Exit will last just a few more days; say goodbye on January 11th. Slow it down: Sightline makes the case that 20mph is plenty for residential streets. Health of streets: New research shows that street network design can...
Way back in 2012, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) installed bike counters at a number of locations, including the very popular Fremont Bridge. Since then, the Fremont Bridge bike counter has been storing each of those bike trips across. The bridge didn't quite break one million trips in...
2014 was an unassuming year for The Urbanist. At the outset of it, The Urbanist was little more than an idea. But late January rolled around, and with it, the soft launch of the website and online publication that we now know today. Our first weekly meetup was held...
One last time! New Year's Eve and New Year's Day bring a weird mix of special services, reduced services, and even no service. Don't be left stranded, know your options. Be sure to check out our comprehensive roundup of services for all Puget Sound transit agencies–including the ferries and...
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...