A couple weeks ago I wrote about the downsizing of residential units and the possibilities for meeting affordability goals through Innovative Residential Design standards. I have been working on this concept some more and also found the following photo gallery from Boston.com that provides a very nice illustration of these type of housing areas. Shortly I will post some ideas as to a general concept for such a district. For teasers, the idea would feed off of the Dennis Affordable Housing By-law, and would include a 25% set aside of deed restricted affordable housing units. Buildings would have certain restrictions put into place to limit the sizes of the structures and sites would have requirements for common areas, front porches, and private garden type spaces.
Stay tuned, more to come.