Zoning Changes for the 'Missing Middle' Take a Step Forward in Olympia

Olympia, Washington joins the ranks of cities making new incentives for the creation of missing middle housing.
July 15, 2018, 1pm PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"After months of deliberations, the Olympia Planning Commission has recommended a series of zoning-related changes that would allow more multifamily housing in low-density residential neighborhoods," reports Abby Spegman.

"The changes — called 'missing middle,' referring to housing types that fall between single-family homes and large apartment buildings — were proposed by city staff," adds Spegman.

The article includes details about how the zoning changes target the missing middle, including new density in the R4-8 residential zone n ear transit and new parking requirements.

The planning commission approved the new zoning regulations after making 40 changes to the staff report. Next the Olympia City Council will have a chance to review and potentially approve the new zoning regulations.

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Published on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 in The Olympian
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