Incentivizing Missing Middle Housing Development

Posted November 16th, 2021

Housing that is neither a single-family home nor a massive apartment building is often missing from the housing development landscape, which is why it has been termed the "missing middle." Norfolk, Virginia recently approved a Missing Middle Pattern Book that provides free architectural plans for one, two, and three-bedroom units that can easily be mixed into existing housing. Depending on the size of the project, developers can expect to save around 15-20% on the design fees that constitute roughly 10% of the overall cost of a project’s construction. Read the Next City article on missing middle housing and see what might be transferrable to New Jersey.

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