RE: parking and common house placement
From: Rob Sandelin (
Date: Sun, 8 Feb 2004 10:57:49 -0700 (MST)
If you are in the process of designing a housing development, it is wise to consider the resaleablility of your project units to future owners that will not have your same values and interests. I once attended a design meeting, full of people in their 30's who were designing a community for themselves and they were quite sure that convienance of access did not matter. It was pointed out for them by the designer that there proposed deisgn would basically filter out the old, the infirm who would not be willing to make the enormous efforts the design would require of them. This was good general advice for any project, pay attention to how hard or easy it is to get from car to home and back. If carrying a lamp, or groceries or whatever is really going to be difficult, you may be limiting your ability to find buyers for your homes, depending upon the market in your area for community housing.

Rob Sandelin
Snohomish County, WA

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