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The 'Missing Middle' Fills a Gap in Cedar Rapids

Developers are adding an unprecedented level of new multi-family residential construction. Most of the projects are examples of missing middle housing typologies.
May 15, 2018, 1pm PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"Rental housing complexes are popping up around Cedar Rapids at a rate some say the city hasn’t seen before, and with them come choices — the 'missing middle' as it’s called — largely absent for decades," reports B.A. Morelli.

Morelli checks in with several of the projects in the development pipeline, from planning to construction to leasing. "At least 22 projects representing $200 million in investment and promising 971 total units are under construction, planned or just on the market in the city," explains Morelli, summarizing just the developments in the city receiving development incentives from the public sector.

The project includes an introduction to the concept of "missing middle" housing, as well as more data about the demand for more urban lifestyles.

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Published on Thursday, May 10, 2018 in The Gazette
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