Omaha Missing Middle Housing Campaign

WHAT IS MISSING MIDDLE HOUSING?

A range of diverse housing types integrated into the existing fabric of residential neighborhoods.

MISSING MIDDLE HOUSING TYPES:

Missing Middle housing is a concept created by Daniel Parolek of Opticos Design, Inc. Click the image above to find out more.

With support from

OMAHA MISSING MIDDLE HOUSING CAMPAIGN

OBJECTIVE

Overall Objective:

Amendments to Omaha's zoning code allowing missing middle housing in higher density residential zones and along 7-day service Omaha Metro routes.

Sub goals:
  1. Serve as the educational group in Omaha on the importance of housing choices, offering presentations and expertise to the public.
  2. Amend the City of Omaha’s zoning code to allow for Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) throughout the City by right.
  3. Expand Transit Oriented Development (TOD) to more future and current transit corridors.
  4. Advocate for a new City Master Plan.

WHO ARE WE?

  • A grassroots campaign comprised of community members passionate about creating a more sustainable, equitable, and vibrant Omaha.
  • Find details to attend campaign meetings on our Facebook page.

OMAHA'S ZONING CODE

  • Last significant update was made in 1987.
  • Perpetuates history of racially discriminatory "redlining" policies.
  • Makes McMansions in suburbia easy to build and modest homes in sustainable neighborhoods difficult.

What will re-legalizing 'missing middle' home choices mean for Omaha?

AFFORDABILITY

Diverse home sizes and prices to meet unique needs at every stage of life.

AGE FRIENDLY HOUSING

Allows seniors to age-in-place and stay in their neighborhoods.

COMMUNITY

Inclusionary neighborhoods which preserve community character by prioritizing people-oriented development.

TRANSIT VIABILITY

Housing along transit creating walkable, sustainable neighborhoods and reducing transportation cost burdens.


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