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City Club of Eugene: What is Middle Housing and Is It Missing in Eugene?

Recorded On: June 3, 2017

Air Date: June 12, 2017

The term “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.  There is a shift in housing demand to smaller and less expensive housing both for the younger and older segments of Eugene.  With the median listing price for housing now at $285,000 our housing supply is becoming more and more out of sync with that demand.  Josh Skov and Kaarin Knudson will explain the issue, the challenges that exist in providing Missing Middle, and suggest the steps we might take to provide the types of housing that folks are seeking.

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Love Cross joined KLCC in 2017. She began her public radio career as a graduate student, serving as Morning Edition Host for Boise State Public Radio in the late 1990s. She earned her undergraduate degree in Rhetoric and Communication from University of California at Davis, and her Master’s Degree from Boise State University. In addition to her work in public radio, Love teaches college-level courses in Communication and Public Speaking.