Facts and Research
Definitions and standards
• NEW!! The final 2-page summary of Missing Middle housing changes from the City website here
• NEW!! Where will MM housing go? To the City's final maps , go here.
• To see the full MM code change document, go to the City Missing Middle Page: click "Complete Final Draft Ordinance with Code Changes"
• To just see excerpts of codes that would change (copied and pasted), go here
• To see the zoning map of Olympia, go here
• To see the City table of MM code changes, go here
RECENT FINAL CHANGES - 10/18
The areas where large MM housing would be placed are being reconsidered (no final decisions yet)
• No longer proposed:The map showing the OLD MM housing area are here.
• Acres of area occupied by Option 2 map zone types (R-6-12, NC, R-4-8 Coll, R-4-8 Comm), are here.
• Analysis showing new units per acre in each zone type are here. Assume that Courtyard Apartments have 12 units.
Basically, in option 2, if only vacant land were developed, unit density in chosen MM areas would increase by about 1 unit per acre, mostly in R-6-12 areas.
If all vacant land and eligible tear-down (redevelopable) lots were included, option 2 would add about 2.7 units per acre to areas with large MM housing, where the least density increase would happen around Neighborhood Centers.
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