By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News
Daniel Parolek of Opticos Design of Berkeley, California, will join local housing and urban design experts Oct. 6-7 in exploring ways to deal with “Missing Middle Housing,” which affects housing costs and multi-generational communities.
Parolek, nationally recognized for efforts to create livable, sustainable communities, encourages reexamining zoning, development regulations and other barriers to creating a range of housing designs, including multiplexes, bungalow courts and accessory dwelling units.
He will be joined by Alan DeLaTorre of Portland State University’s Institute on Aging; Joe Zehnder of City of Portland; Alma Flores of City of Milwaukie; and Eli Spevak of Orange Splot, a development organization.
Three free events are planned starting at 3-5 p.m. October 6 with a walking tour of a Southeast Portland area with middle housing built before the 1950s. Registration is required.
A breakfast forum on challenges and solutions in planning, zoning and housing options supporting multi-generational communities is planned from 9 a.m. to noon October 7 at Crown Plaza Portland, 1441 N.E. Second Ave. Registration required.
Additional information: Madeline Kovacs, (503) 497-1000 ext. 137 or gro.s1501022556dneir1501022556f@eni1501022556ledaM1501022556.