May 2014 Academic & Specialist Island Press

Site Design for Multifamily Housing: Creating Livable, Connected Neighborhoods Nico Larco, contributions by Kristin Kelsey, Amanda Stocker West

Site Design for Multifamily Housing: Creating Livable, Connected Neighborhoods
Nico Larco, contributions by Kristin Kelsey, Amanda Stocker West


Paperback | Jun 2014 | Island Press | 9781610915472 | 168pp | 280x216mm | RFB
Hardback | Apr 2014 | Island Press | 168pp | 280x216mm | RFB
Multifamily housing in suburban areas presents greater challenges than in urban areas due in part to larger lot sizes and street patterns that are often a mix of cul-de-sac, curved, looped, and dead-end streets. This book introduces planners and designers to ten key elements of multifamily site design, comparing typical and recommended conditions. The ideas and tools in this book, including the planning checklist, code guide, and code summaries, will help users to create more liveable, vibrant, and healthy communities.