Finding the Missing Middle—Expanding Middle-Income Housing Options
Is it time to focus on how Arlington’s housing market works for its middle-income population? What design, financial, and regulatory initiatives could help us better serve downsizing seniors, young families growing out of their condos, newcomers to the community experiencing sticker shock . . .
AHS convened experts and community members at the Clarendon Ballroom on Thursday October 13, 9 am–12:15 pm.
Daniel Parolek of Opticos Design provided an inspiring keynote defining Missing Middle Housing (link to the video or to the slide presentation) and we heard from panelists on the planning/zoning and financial considerations (see video at Making Room for Missing Middle Housing and Making the Numbers Work).
Speakers (see program for bios)—
- Erik Gutshall, Clarendon Home Services and Arlington Planning Commission
- Bob Brosnan, Catholic University
- Scott Matties, Cunningham | Quill Architects
- Lisa Nisenson, GreaterPlaces
- Robert Burns, City First Enterprises and Grounded Solutions Network
- Richard Donohoe, Fidelity Bank Mortgage
- Steven Cover, Arlington Community Planning, Housing, and Development
- Noemi Riveira, Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia
- David DeCamp, D2 Partners, LLC
- Michael Geary, Geary-O’Hara Family Foundation
Guests were also offered a preview of our missing middle design gallery.
AHS thanks its generous event sponsors—
Interested in becoming a sponsor of this Leckey Forum or other AHS event? Contact AHS Executive Director Michelle Winters.