Medium-density housing includes a range of possible development options, from infill housing through to more comprehensive site redevelopment. The density of these of developments varies significantly and can include:
Developments can be between one and three storeys with low-maintenance sections. The range of sizes and types of houses give people choices that suit their needs.
This is an example of medium-density housing and some common key features.
The proposed suburbs for medium-density residential areas have features that support successful development. These are:
Any new development will fit in with the surrounding neighbourhood, and the local community will have a role in the way it’s managed.
Medium-density housing developments have several benefits. They provide:
There are many ways to build medium-density housing, and each development would respond to the site’s opportunities, restrictions and surroundings.
There are many examples of high-quality medium-density developments throughout Wellington.
Semi-detached, terraced and town houses are likely to be a common form of medium-density housing in Wellington.
Semi-detached houses consist of pairs of houses built side by side, sharing one wall. Usually each house is a mirror image of its twin. They often have yards to the front, rear and one side.
Terraced houses are attached side by side to form a row. They often have front gardens and a private open space to the back. They look the same and share walls on either side.
Town houses houses
Town houses are attached to side by side. They are sometimes laid out around a courtyard or shared space.
These images show what medium-density housing could look like. The high-quality houses have low-maintenance sections and are no more than two storeys high.
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