Missing Middle Housing: Beyond Second Units

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On Thurs Nov 5, 2015 6-7:30p, we heard from Daniel Parolek, a nationally recognized thought leader in architecture, design, and urban planning, who specializes in creating livable, sustainable communities. Daniel conceived the term Missing Middle Housing to describe the range of multi-unit or clustered housing types compatible in scale with single-family homes that help meet the growing demand for compact, convenient, walkable lifestyles.

 If you missed the live presentation, we now have video available below, and slides will be forthcoming! 

The Bay Area’s housing crisis and growing aging population have led many cities to begin re-considering their options for additional housing stock, and the types of housing we may need in the next decade and a half.  Several local cities have or are currently considering updates to their second unit ordinances.  Whether you call them granny flats, nanny suites or lilypads, second units offer current residents an aging in place option by providing supplemental income or caretaker housing and they can also serve as housing options for smaller households and ranges of income.

However, second units are just one housing option that cities can consider among the broad range of missing middle housing options. Daniel Parolek's award winning professional work and research is helping communities across the country work toward meeting the current and future housing needs of their residents through thoughtful, contextual, sustainable, and above all, highly livable approaches.

Co-sponsored by: Avenidas, Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce, Stanford Architectural Design, League of Women Voters Palo Alto, Transition Palo Alto, Greenbelt Alliance, Mountain View Coalition for Sustainable Planning, Palo Alto Forward, Redwood City Forward, Green Town Los Altos.

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November 05, 2015 at 6pm - 7:30pm
WHERE
Avenidas - La Comida Room
450 Bryant St
Palo Alto, CA 94301
United States
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    yes! we are working with the media center as we speak to arrange video
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    Alas I will be out of town for this — will there be a video recording or some other way for us to catch up? Important topic!
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