Product No.: 18033
Date Published: 09/2020
If you would like to request a printed copy (or copies) of this product, please call DVRPC at 215-592-1800 or email the staff contact listed below. If you would like to request this publication or portion of this publication in another language or format, please fill out a request form.Demand for multifamily housing in Greater Philadelphia has surged in recent years. Although multifamily housing is a key component of smart growth, proposals to build new apartments are often met with public opposition. In an effort to help our planning partners better understand the state of multifamily housing and evaluate the potential impacts and opportunities created by multifamily development, DVRPC’s Office of Smart Growth conducted a multifaceted research investigation into multifamily housing in Greater Philadelphia. This document presents the key findings from this research and discusses real estate trends, demographics, and travel behavior. A description of DVRPC’s approach to this study and the full list of resources developed during the course of this study can be found on the project website: www.dvrpc.org/SmartGrowth/Multifamily.
Geographic Area Covered: Greater Philadelphia, Bucks County, Burlington County, Camden County, Chester County, Delaware County, Mercer County, Montgomery County, Philadelphia
Key Words: Multifamily housing, apartments, Smart Growth, real estate and construction, demographics, demographic multipliers, school-age children, trip generation rates.
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- Derek G Lombardi, AICP Senior Planner
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