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Building Missing Middle Housing: The Railroad Cottages in Falls Church
According to the Council of Governments, the Washington region needs a sustained annual housing production of at least 25,600 units. About 23,500 units were approved in 2017.  This gap results in tight supply, higher prices, and less affordability.

We need to increase housing supply while making better use of increasingly scarce well-located residential land.  Developing Missing Middle housing can be part of the solution. Missing Middle is a range of multi-unit or clustered housing types compatible in scale with single-family homes that make up our existing neighborhoods.  Missing Middle housing lies between mid- to high-rise buildings and single-family homes, both of which have become prevalent and expensive in our area.

Join us for a case study tour of Railroad Cottages in Falls Church, Virginia.  Where four single-family homes could have stood, a project of ten homes is rising with shared common areas and co-living features.
This unique project has been enabled by a pilot change in local zoning regulations to allow cottage developments, a form of Missing Middle housing.

This tour is capped at 20 attendees.
Venue:Railroad Cottages, Falls Church, Virginia
Starting:December 6th 2018 at 5:30 pm
Ending:December 6th 2018 at 7:00 pm
Contact Person:Eric Maribojoc
Contact Email:rmariboj@gmu.edu
Contact Phone:703-993-1875