Facts and Research

To see City Council and public QUOTES, go here                        

LINKS: To see articles about MM from other northwest cities, go here                

To see PICTURES of MM effects in Seattle and Portland, go here

To see FACTS AND RESEARCH about Olympia's MM, read below

The MM Ordinance was passed by the City Council 11/5/18

The City decided to allow triplexes, fourplexes, 12-unit townhouse buildings, clusters of up to, 12 Courtyard Apartments and Cottage developments in the yellow areas below: largely the historic and older neighborhoods in Olympia.

To see the Olympia zoning map, go here.     To read the actual MM ordinance, go here.      For a MMsummary, go here.

The MM Ordinance was appealed by OSD&LN 1/9/19

And we're winning so far: see the Do Something page

Definitions and standards

• Find definitions for current and MM housing types here.

• Find highlights of MM policies and their effects here

• For a table showing all standards that could change in MM, see Missing Middle Standards Changes table

Analysis of MM policies

• To see unit housing densities allowed by MM, go here

• To see which Comprehensive Plan policies cover MM and new development in Olympia, go here

• To see an explanation of SEPA / EIS, go here.

• To see Cost per square foot or rent for each housing type, go here

• To see analysis of housing in the Eastside Neighborhood, go here.

• To see housing type preferences of buyers and renters, along with household statistics for Thurston County, go here

How much green space will be left in MM yards? Go here