Missing Middle Housing

October 11, 2017, 9am PDT
The city of Portland's new residential infill ordinance would reduce the number of 1:1 demolitions—which often convert older, affordable homes into expensive McMansions.
Portland for Everyone
May 26, 2017, 1pm PDT
The "missing middle" of housing is a concept familiar to many planners, but it's still probably unknown to most of the public. A story for Austin's NPR station could be an indication that the missing middle is entering the public consciousness.
KUT
January 13, 2017, 12pm PST
Karen Parolek discusses the 'Missing Middle' that is too often overlooked in discussions about affordable housing.
Modern Cities
October 14, 2016, 2pm PDT
The Austin Chamber of Commerce is connecting the dots between land use and transportation—and voicing its support for reform of the city's land use regulations.
Austin Business Journal
Blog post
April 15, 2016, 6am PDT
Community resistance may explain why smaller apartment buildings are hard to build.
Michael Lewyn
February 2, 2016, 10am PST
A new crop of developers are delivering fine-grained urbanism. Ben Brown checks into their boot camp and provides an update on the movement.
PlaceShakers
August 18, 2015, 5am PDT
The Wall Street Journal examines one of the causes of the missing middle of the housing market—luxury multi-family developments pencil out while the supply of mid- and market-rate housing options dwindles.
The Wall Street Journal
May 2, 2015, 1pm PDT
Opticos Design, Inc., the Berkeley-based urban planning and architecture firm has launched a new website dedicated to the missing middle of the housing market.
Logos Opticos: Composing Vibrant Urban Places
December 30, 2013, 9am PST
In contrast to much of the United States, where home sizes are growing again following the recession, developers in Southern California are increasingly building attached homes - reversing the region's history of single-family sprawl.
The Wall Street Journal
April 6, 2013, 5am PDT
Miami’s housing stock can be characterized generally to encompass single family homes and condos. Between these two options, however, other choices are lacking.
Global Site Plans - The Grid
May 18, 2012, 9am PDT
Dan Parolek kicks off a series on recent efforts to revitalize the Queen City based on a strong foundation of coveted resources, including a variety of urban housing types.
Better! Cities & Towns