A New Model for Multifamily/Rental Housing: A Missing Middle Neighborhood
The neighborhood will be significant in several ways. Nationally, there has not been a new, walkable, New Urbanist neighborhood of its kind developed with only Missing Middle Housing types; it will serve as a much-needed model for the Omaha and Lincoln regions, whose previous attempts at New Urbanism have fallen short on implementation quality; and this project will also define a new type and quality of multifamily housing (to use a loaded term) in the country.
The site is 60 acres with a rolling topography that leads down to a small lake. The overall program will be over 500 units, ranging in size from 864 to 1,500 square feet, of which a majority will be small and large fourplexes, sixplexes, mansion apartments, forecourt apartments, townhouses, and live-work units. The Opticos mews units that we originally designed for Daybreak, Utah are also being built in a different site layout to create a small, inner-block courtyard configuration. Additionally, we nestled a few “tree houses” into the edge of preserved creek corridor open space to provide a few unique, detached units that will likely get maximum rents per square footage.