Celebrating the Mid-Rise Building

Builder Magazine thinks its time to give the mid-rise (4-6 stories) building its due.
May 1, 2011, 11am PDT | Tim Halbur
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Among the many reasons for recognizing the mid-rise, Builder Magazine writes that "a thoughtfully articulated building of four to six stories can add density to an existing neighborhood, in many cases producing the foot traffic needed to support retail or public transit. The mid-rise can introduce an affordable housing alternative that appeals to smaller households. As a transitional building form in the landscape, it can smooth the progression from dense urban core to low-lying residential subdivisions."

A slideshow accompanies the feature, with noteworthy examples of the mid-rise such as Solea Condominiums in Washington, DC.

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Published on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 in Builder Magazine
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