AWC’s Annual Conference is back live and in-person this year at the Hilton Vancouver Washington! REGISTER HERE

Wednesday, June 22nd at 10:00am PDT
Joe Minicozzi & Karen Parolek
Principal, Opticos Design, Inc.
Making room for middle housing: What’s all the fuss about?

More than a decade ago, the co-founder of Opticos coined the term “missing middle housing,” transforming the conversation about the need for more diverse housing choices at affordable prices. Middle housing types—such as duplexes, fourplexes, and bungalow courts—can provide options along a spectrum of affordability and is a hot topic in the Legislature recently. Learn about the history of this housing, why it’s missing from many communities, and why many cities are working to find it again. Discover a fascinating way to look at your community’s land use and uncover why higher density housing can support the city’s coffers while achieving more livable communities—with real examples from Snohomish County!