Mid Rise

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General Definition

An example of a mixed use 'Mid Rise' structure.
A large 'Mid Rise' condominium development.

Popular dictionary descriptions of a 'Mid Rise' building suggests a structure with five to ten floors. Some real estate definitions present a 'Mid Rise' building as four to twelve stories. Often, the location of a building may blur the definition of a 'Mid Rise' building. For instance, in New York city, some mid rise structures may reach sixteen floors.

The values suggested in this chart are merely general real estate averages.

- 1-3 stories = Low Rise

- 4-12 stories = Mid Rise

- 12-40 stories = High Rise

- 40+ stories = Skyscraper

'Mid Rise' condominiums are considered to provide an affordable supply of new housing and only slightly increase densities without disrupting established communities.

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