city of olympia

OLYMPIA — The Olympia City Council is scheduled to consider the proposed “missing middle” ordinance at its meeting on Monday.

The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at Olympia City Hall. 

The ordinance is intended to produce more housing for middle-income families in Olympia. It would allow more construction of  manufactured homes, tiny homes, single-room shared occupancy homes, townhouses, triplexes and fourplexes.

Missing middle housing refers to a range of housing types that can provide more than one housing unit per lot in a way that is compatible in scale with single-family homes.

City officials say missing middle housing is a key component of the city's housing strategy, as it supports housing affordability for households across all income level — a key community vision in Olympia’s Comprehensive Plan.

Olympia's Missing Middle Project has been looking at ways to increase opportunities for more such housing.

The recent ordinance changes result from City Council direction at its public meeting on Sept. 11, and other public advisory committee meetings. 

The final missing middle draft ordinance being considered by the city council has been posted on the city’s Missing Middle web page. 

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