Missing Middle Housing Study: Image Gallery

As in many places in the country, middle housing is already part of Arlington’s housing stock. These housing types are interspersed throughout Arlington’s neighborhoods and were predominantly built in the first half of the 20th century to meet the social and economic needs of a wide array of growing families. Over time, Arlington’s Zoning Ordinance was amended to limit or exclude smaller and more-affordable housing types (e.g., duplexes, triplexes, row houses, apartments) from certain residential zoning districts.

Today, middle housing can be found in Arlington as standalone buildings among single-family detached houses, in small clusters within neighborhoods, and comprising a significant portion of the housing in a neighborhood. Arlington’s existing middle housing can be generally identified as stacked duplex, side-by-side duplex, townhouse, or small multiplex. View the image galleries below for a sampling of photos, organized by neighborhood. These images do not represent a comprehensive inventory of all multi-unit housing in Arlington, nor should they be construed as an endorsement for the design or location of this housing typology.

Missing Middle Housing Photos by Neighborhood