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