Apartment Houses: Diversity Within Neighborhood Context

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Apartment houses are located on streets that have a variety of other uses, while apartment complexes, the more predominate form of apartments, are located within parking lots in single-use pods that may even be gated. Apartment houses have faces that address the street and place parking to the rear, while apartment complexes usually have no clear fronts or backs. Apartment houses are mixed with other housing types and not concentrated in single-type “developments,” thus adding socioeconomic diversity, workforce housing, and housing for young people and seniors to neighborhoods without damaging property values and without concentrating poverty and crime.

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