Call for Missing Middle Housing by New Mayor

New Eugene Mayor Vinis delivers first State of City address

When Mayor Vinis delivered her State of the City address last month, she included making Missing Middle Housing easier to build as one of her goals for her term.  Register Guard article and full text of address.

I plan to work on what is known as missing middle housing. This refers mostly to a housing style – to apartments and townhouses that meet our need for denser development, and can begin to fill our affordability gap. This fall, I engaged a pair of UO graduate students in creating a briefing book of the models that have been used throughout the country to increase missing middle housing supply, and I intend to work with knowledgeable stakeholders over the coming year to focus on some specific opportunities for the city of Eugene. Stay tuned.
— Mayor Lucy Vinis