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Old 09-12-2015, 12:14 PM
 
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High rise tend to get a lot of attention, but I think mid-rises make for more attractive street-scapes.

In the post recession 2010- urban infill boom which cities have put up the best quality mid-rise infill? I'm defining mid-rise as 4-12 stories.
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Old 09-12-2015, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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Portland, OR has quite a few of them now and continues to construct them in older neighborhoods.
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Old 09-12-2015, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Seattle aka tier 3 city :)
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Definitely not Los Angeles, it got some really horrible lowrises (7 stories) post recession.
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Old 09-12-2015, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Houston has built a lot of midrises but I don't consider them to be attractive from the street.
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Old 09-12-2015, 06:52 PM
 
Location: New York NY
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San Francisco new infill residential construction is frequently only 4 floors and rarely above 12, it seems, because of that city's strong aversion to new high-rises. I'm not sure if that's because of earthquake worries, lack of infrastructure, people worried about views and aesthetics, or just plain NIMBYism. Probably some of all of them.
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Old 09-12-2015, 08:01 PM
 
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Definitely not because of earth quakes lol. < 10 deaths in SF due to earthquakes in over 100 years (and all from 1 earthquake)..

It would make more sense to not build directly on the East Coast..
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Old 09-12-2015, 08:36 PM
 
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Raleigh and Salt Lake stand out
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Old 09-12-2015, 10:43 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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Seattle. The South Lake Union area (SLU) is growing big-time with low to mid-rises. There is a section to the south that allows for higher buildings, but as of today, nobody has any approved proposals for high rises. However, it probably is just a matter of time.
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Old 09-13-2015, 11:26 AM
 
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Seattle's midrises suck. Very bland and cookie cutter. Developers trying to make a quick buck with the boom so they don't put much into design. A lot of people akin it to Soviet style housing.

Anyways, IMO, The NC cities has the best midrise architecture. Maybe NYC too.
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Old 09-13-2015, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Hartford, Connecticut
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Richmond and Raleigh IMO
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