Learn more about creating ‘missing middle’ housing in Sacramento at these upcoming workshops

The City of Sacramento is inviting residents to enjoy food and conversation at the upcoming “We Build Sacramento” workshops that will focus on “missing middle” housing. 

The free workshops will be an open-house format where registered attendees can drop in anytime between 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and 4 – 8 p.m. on Oct. 12 and 13.  

Attendees will learn about missing middle housing and how it can: 

  • Help make housing more affordable for our residents 
  • Increase entry-level home ownership opportunities 
  • Help homeowners build generational wealth and passive income 
  • Enable local ownership and neighborhood-driven investment 

The workshops are family-friendly events that include activities for young children. Light food will be provided at 12 and 6 p.m. and will be accompanied by brief presentations. For those who cannot attend the in-person events on Oct. 12 and 13, there are also virtual meeting options on Oct. 21 and 22.  

“We are looking forward to these insightful conversations with neighbors and learning together how more housing options can be provided citywide,” said Matt Hertel principal planner for the city.  

The term “missing middle” is meant to describe housing types that were common in the United States pre-World War II, such as duplexes, triplexes and fourplexes. These housing types are now less common now, and therefore “missing.”

The City Council last year unanimously voted to allow a greater array of housing types citywide as part of the 2040 General Plan Update to increase missing middle housing.

Missing middle housing types already are found throughout many of Sacramento’s single-family neighborhoods. There are more than 2,300 of these types of housing currently found in the city. 

To attend the in-person workshops, please RSVP below: 

Wednesday, Oct. 12 | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. or 4-8 p.m.
1913 Del Paso Blvd.
RSVP here 

Thursday, Oct. 13 | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. or 4 – 8 p.m.
Florin Creek Recreation Center | 7460 Persimmon Ave.
RSVP here 

To attend the virtual workshops, please RSVP below: 

Friday, Oct. 21 | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
RSVP here 

Saturday, Oct. 22 | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
RSVP here 

Questions? Click here to see responses to frequently asked questions. Or contact us at MissingMiddle@cityofsacramento.org. Be sure to visit the website and sign up for updates.  

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