On another "Why it's Great", we're looking at this community design of 13 homes by Union Studio in Boston. This design illustrates what is great about thoughtful planning and design.
- Back yard-front yards
Bringing people to their front yards facilities a connection with others. As opposed to driving a car into a garage and not coming out until the person leaves again via car.
- Parking Court
Each home has a designated garage bay and parking space in a parking court. They were each provided with a cart for groceries and such.
- Net Zero Possible
Solar collection and other systems make it possible for these homes to have all their energy needs met.
- Permeable Area
Instead of houses facing each other with concrete sidewalks and driveways, this space utilizes permeable ground which keeps air cooler and helps with surface water management.
We certainly need more communities like this.