Missing Middle Housing Walking Tour with Dan Parolek + Eli Spevak
Thursday, October 6, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Inner Eastside - see Eventbrite for more information
By: Madeline Kovacs, Eli SpevakJoin us for a Missing Middle Housing walking tour on Thursday, October 6th, led by architect and urbanist Daniel Parolek and local small-scale housing developer Eli Spevak.
Together, we will tour one of Portland's classic neighborhoods and look at different building types constructed under older zoning codes prior to the 1950s. Our chosen route will exhibit a wide range of "Missing Middle" housing types, many of which are illegal to build in most Portland neighborhoods today.
By 1959, Portland had banned most new small multifamily dwellings like duplexes, four-plexes and internal home divisions -- the same small, efficient homes that continue to make corner stores and frequent buses viable in Portland's most beloved, walkable neighborhoods. We will also discuss which of these middle housing types the City of Portland is currently considering re-legalizing in our residential neighborhoods, and what steps we could take, collectively, to create residential neighborhoods that can better serve residents of all ages and all incomes.