Leckey Forum 2016: Finding the Missing Middle

Finding the Missing Middle---Expanding Middle-Income Housing Options

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Is it time to focus on how Arlington's housing market works for its middle-income population? What can design, and financial and regulatory initiatives do to better serve downsizing seniors, young people, growing families, and 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 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 treated to a preview of our missing middle design gallery.

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AHS thanks its generous event sponsors---

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Interested in becoming a sponsor of this Leckey Forum or other AHS event? Contact AHS Executive Director Michelle Winters.