To create a pedestrian-friendly public realm, two-story townhouses with landscaped terraces wrap around the perimeter at street level, a strategy that also conceals the structured parking from view. A five-foot lower floor setback enhances privacy and provides opportunities for landscaping. To minimize the buildings’ apparent mass, the façade is subdivided vertically into urban rowhouse forms. Narrow vertical and horizontal bands correspond to the load-bearing walls and floors.
Low-flow plumbing fixtures and fittings, drought-tolerant landscaping, and water-efficient irrigation conserve water should ensure that the development is to achieve LEED Silver Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.