AIA St. Paul and AARP Minnesota present Missing Middle Housing, a presentation by Dan Parolek of Opticos Design, that responds to the demand for walkable urban living.  

What is Missing Middle?

With walkable, mixed-use real estate now in high demand as an economic engine for cities, metropolitan governments are reexamining how to build productive, resilient urban places to attract young talent, aging demographics, and new employment sectors. A crucial factor in their development is diversity—not just diversity of residents, but in housing, transportation, and workplace choices.

“Missing Middle” was coined by Daniel Parolek of Opticos Design, Inc. in 2010 to define a range of multi-unit or clustered housing types compatible in scale with single-family homes that help meet the growing demand for walkable urban living.


5:30 Check In and Socializing
7:00 Presentation by Dan Parolek, Opticos Design


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