Monday, 11 November, 2019

Doug Trumm

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Doug Trumm is The Urbanist's Publication Director. He moved to Seattle from Minnesota in 2014 and recently graduated from the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance at UW. He lives in East Fremont/West Wallingford and loves to explore the city on his bike.
I was going to include a SeaTac zoning map in my story on the Angle Lake Station—which opens later this month. Unfortunately, the SeaTac website was down that Sunday night—so no zoning map. Belated as it might be, here's the map and it shows that SeaTac has some dense...
King County Metro Transit is about to unleash the last service change of 2016. Starting in 2017, Metro timetables and service changes will only be implemented twice per year as opposed to the three times per year that we have seen in years past. In general, this season Metro...
South Lake Union isn’t known for unique architecture, but that could change if an intriguing new project proceeds at Denny Way and Stewart Street. Curvy undulating balconies protrude from two 42-story towers and anchor a wealth of hanging plants to make the face of the towers feel like a...
Yesterday Sound Transit announced that Angle Lake Station will open on Saturday September 24th. The elevated station sits 1.6 miles south of Airport Station, currently the southern terminus of the Link light rail line. Angle Lake will be the furthest south you can go until the Kent/Des Moines extension is...
In his Sunday Seattle Times column, Brier Dudley argued detached single family homes were the key to solving Seattle's housing affordability crisis. His solution is detached from reality. First of all, Seattle simply lacks the space to add new single-family homes in sufficient numbers to meet demand. Secondly, the high...
Shoreline has the opportunity to become a leader in transit-oriented development. Tonight at 7pm the Shoreline Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the 145th Street Station Subarea Plan as the Shoreline City Council appears intent on passing the preferred "Compact Community Hybrid" alternative that would set Shoreline...
I covered the rollout schedule of the next batch of RapidRide+ bus routes. The seven corridors already account for more than 60,000 in weekday ridership according to 2015 numbers. The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) expects the RapidRide+ upgrades to increase ridership by 50,000. Given the existing ridership trend...
State Senator Reuven Carlyle has been in a reflective mood lately. Unfortunately those reflections demonstrate a misunderstanding of the funding issues involved and cavalier attitude toward much needed transit upgrades for his district. Robert Cruickshank penned an excellent rebuttal for The Urbanist. Carlyle posted further reflections that—though conciliatory—didn't seem...