“Missing middle housing” refers to small-scale multifamily housing that can range from duplexes to townhouses to smaller apartment buildings that are compatible with walkable neighborhoods.
Missing middle housing has captured the interest of many jurisdictions that seek to increase housing density in a neighborhood-friendly way.
Visit the Missing Middle Housing website developed by Opticos Design.
Opticos coined the term “missing middle” in 2010 and created this website to explain the term, provide basics about the market, describe its characteristics and provide guidance for creating middle housing. Other parts of the site provide access to resources such as videos and articles.