East Providence, RI
This 22-acre parcel, a remnant of what once was an active farm and then abandoned in the early 1960s, is situated next to a city-owned reservoir. The project proposed for this extraordinary site was to create a cluster residential development of 73 two-bedroom units ranging in size from 1,000 to 1,250 square feet, arranged in detached, attached, and semi-attached townhouses on a single, commonly-owned lot.
The townhouses were designed with high-quality levels of finishes, historical compatibility with the surrounding neighborhood, and extensive landscaping throughout the property. A 100-foot wide landscaped berm was proposed to buffer the new development from its existing neighbors.
The proposed architectural design consisted of a series of structures that incorporate shingled, gabled roofs; clapboard siding; and traditional New England Victorian details.