The design proposal creates an internal pedestrian street with all the units having direct
access to this common area. The common area has small gardens owned exclusively by
each tenant and a pedestrian street that link all units. This common area has only two
controlled pedestrian accesses from the street.
The townhouses define the limits between the public space of the street and the private
space of the new development without alienating the surrounding community and
providing and open space for the residents of the new development only. Although this
proposal increases the density significantly, it does not alter the scale and height of the
surrounding neighborhood, since all the units are three stories high. The number of
units for the whole development is 38 with a density of 25 units/acre.
Each unit has a covered parking space and additional parking space for visitors is
provided on the street. 19 units have direct street access and a private alley provides
access to parking spaces for those units that do not have direct access to the street.
The units could have a small working space on the ground floor or could accommodate
elder relatives living on the ground floor and a family living on the first and second
floor. The average size for each unit is 1,600 sq. ft.
In order to take advantage of the location near a Transit Stop, the design proposal
increases the number of units that could be developed and lower the parking spaces per
unit from 2 to 1.2. The buildings remain at the maximum height allowed by the present