Douglas Trumm

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Doug is executive director of The Urbanist.
A rendering of the 19-story proposal with Belltown and Downtown skyline in the background.
Tonight the West Design Review Board will take another look at a proposal for a 19-story residential tower near the waterfront in Belltown. The building's design was approved back in February, but the developer has identified a necessary design departure that breaks with existing guidelines, so they're back for...
Noel Frame at a Stand with Women rally
The Urbanist Elections Committee invited state legislature candidates in the Seattle metropolitan region to fill out our questionnaire to participate in our endorsement process. We based our endorsement decisions on those responses plus follow-up Zoom interviews. Below are the questionnaire responses by Noel Frame, who is running in Legislative District 36,...
Buses at Atlantic Base. (Photo by Doug Trumm)
With news that novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is spreading within King County and has already claimed five lives, local agencies are stepping up efforts to contain the spread. Over the weekend, King County Metro and Sound Transit announced they were intensifying cleaning of their buses, vans, and traincars and would...
It seemed like a done deal. The King County Council was going to fork over about $190M to pay for Safeco Field maintenance intended to keep its tenant, the Seattle Mariners, happy and ready to sign a lease extension. Then something extraordinary happened. Hundreds of people pushing for more affordable...
Tuesday, August 7th is the last day to vote in the Washington state Primary Election. The Urbanist Election Board opted not to endorse for the primary this year, but we will be weighing in for the General Election. So stay tuned! This year, no stamps are necessary to return your...