One result of escalating development costs has been the downsizing of lots. With construction dollars directly tied to the linear footage of roads and utilities, it stands to reason that lot widths continue to decrease.
It’s not unusual to see lots in both infill areas and newly planned developments ranging from 30 to 55 feet in width. Creating functional floor plans, elevations with curb appeal, and overall site planning can be extremely challenging. Nevertheless, carefully conceived narrow-lot projects offer the desirable combination of privacy, low maintenance, and innovative architectural design that appeals to a variety of market segments.
This month, our design team offers a variety of narrow-lot solutions  that address such critical elements as garage placement and the value of side yards (click here  to view a PDF of the House Review report).
For more House Review concepts, including last month’s report on infill-housing solutions, visit www.HousingZone.com/HouseReview .