Missing Middle Housing: Strategies for Diversifying Our Housing
Defined as “a range of house-scale buildings with multiple units that are compatible in scale and form with detached single-family homes”, missing middle housing includes duplexes, triplexes, quads, rowhouses and townhouses, cottage clusters, garden apartments, and more. Missing middle housing isn’t new or innovative – in fact, these types of housing are all around us, hidden in plain sight!
There is a movement across the country – in Minneapolis, Oregon, California, Washington D.C., and elsewhere – to relegalize these housing types to allow for greater diversity, increased density, and greater affordability without changing the feel of beloved neighborhoods.
The Workforce Housing Coalition of the Greater Seacoast will host a discussion about missing middle housing and the planning tools, including form-based code, we can implement to diversify our housing supply. Thursday, Sept 23, at noon.
- George Proakis, AICP, Executive Director, Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development, City of Somerville, MA
- Heather Shank, City Planner, City of Concord
This conversation will be moderated by Jodie Nazaka, Senior Planner, City of Manchester.