Missing Middle Housing: Is Your Planning and Coding Preparing Your City for the 21st-Century Demand?

APA California Chapter


Monday, September 25, 2017
8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. PDT

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According to the Arthur C. Nelson's report "The New California Dream: How Demographic and Economic Changes May Shape the Housing Market" the demand for small-lot and attached housing exceeds the current supply by 35 million units. An increased demand for types such as duplexes, bungalow courts and fourplexes' often referred to as Missing Middle Housing - will dominate the housing markets of California's four largest Metropolitan Planning Organizations and beyond. What planning tools can California's communities use to address these dramatic shifts? What does it mean for your community's General Plan, particularly to your Housing and Land Use Elements, zoning codes, and other future planning efforts? How can you utilize the concept of Missing Middle Housing to inform the often heated discussions about housing without using terms like 'density' and 'multi-family?' Using case studies from across California and nationwide, this session will address these questions. Participants will gain an understanding of how medium-density housing crucially responds to demographic shifts and demand for walkable, urban living options by keeping communities competitive, providing choices that the market wants, and adding a tool to the affordable housing toolbox. 


Daniel Parolek

Daniel Parolek creates strategies that reinforce the unique character of communities and catalyze local economies. In 2007, he authored Form-Based Codes, the first comprehensive book on Form-Based Coding, and in 2011 coined the Missing Middle Housing term and concept. His love of great places springs from a childhood spent exploring ... Read More

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