Gentle Density / Missing Middle housing is supposed to help us fight the housing shortage, but why isn’t it happening?
This short video does a great job explaining the challenges. To be successful, Midland needs to embrace the up-zoning concepts, be prepared to help offset development charges, reduce size and setback rules, reduce or eliminate parking requirements and accept the changes to our neighbourhoods that come from this kind of new density in established and primarily single family home neighbourhoods. If we can’t be bold and embrace these changes then we will continue to suffer the lack of growth and little new housing options. What are your thoughts after watching this video?