“Missing Middle Housing” Forum
October 12 @ 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
The Delaware Valley Smart Growth Alliance will be conducting a forum, “The Missing Middle: Meeting Housing Demand in Walkable Urban Places,” on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018 at Drexel University in Philadelphia.
Daniel Parolek, renowned urban designer and architect with Opticos Design of Berkeley California, will share how the Missing Middle — compact and clustered home types such as manor houses, multiplexes and live/work units — can meet the growing housing demand in walkable urban places. “Missing Middle Housing” was common to many pre-1940 neighborhoods. Despite market demand for the Missing Middle and its potential to improve housing affordability, our region doesn’t produce it. Dan will highlight the need for more housing choices, the strategies for removing planning and zoning barriers to enable these types, and the key to getting buy in from community members and decision makers.