Missing middle housing was historically built and is still prevalent throughout the county. These remaining historical residences provide a sense of place and are an integral part of Chester County's community character.
Landscapes3 guides future growth while balancing preservation efforts in the county by identifying areas appropriate for both growth and preservation. The majority of new housing development occurs in growth areas; urban centers, suburban centers, suburban, and rural centers. However, housing needs do exist in rural resource areas. Municipalities should decide which missing middle housing types are appropriate for their communities.
Parolek's original identified missing middle housing types are specifically appropriate to California and are not all compatible with the region. The Chester County Planning Commission identified twelve missing middle housing types which currently exist and are appropriate to fit the needs in the county