Dan Parolek is principal of Opticos Design, an architecture and urban design firm with a passion for vibrant, sustainable, walkable urban places.
The options for missing middle housing on a small redevelopment site are many, so here's a process to decide what choices make sense. Part 1.
The "missing middle" opens lines of communication about diverse housing choices that are compatible in form and scale with detached, single-family homes in walkable neighborhoods.
The mismatch between current US housing stock and shifting demographics, combined with the growing demand for walkable urban living, has been poignantly defined by recent research and publications by the likes of Christopher Nelson and Chris...