Designing Sustainable Communities
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In order to create a transition to the surrounding neighborhood, the site design incorporates townhouses at the site perimeter.
The two to three-story townhouses are surrounded by a landscape buffer. Their garage access forms the interior access lanes, minimizing traffic impacts to the surrounding neighborhood.
VIEW FROM CAVE AVENUE
The proposed project is slated to a have a 1 acre public park on the site of the historic Cave family home.
The new park will provide an extension to the existing public green space within Harbor Square. The historic Cave family home will be reloacted immedialtely north of the new park.
VIEW FROM NORTH CORNER, FERNCLIFF
Consistent with the height restrictions established to protect the adjacent neighborhoods, the taller apartment building is placed at the center of the site.
The large courtyard space is defined at the southern edge, by the Loft Homes, which provide a lower building scale facing Harbor Square.
VIEW FROM SOUTH CORNER, FERNCLIFF
The site’s design is maximized to encourage walking and cycling. Amenities are only a 5 minute walk with the project’s placement near the Seattle Ferry and Downtown Winslow.
Efficient building footprints work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficient designs and higher density.
Parks provide social, physical and recreational opportunities, as well as offer habitat for wildlife and space that can harbor biodiversity. Open space also helps mitigate storm drainage by keeping water and runoff on site.
Buildings designed for solar access increase sunlight to homes & open spaces creating sunny, outdoor spaces.