Urban Cottages, Residential Density,
and Other Building Formats
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Six Townhouses
Cars in parking lot townhouse deed,
common walls, common areas, HOA
must pay for common maintenance
CitySpace Homes
Comparison of maximum density by building format with examples from Downtown Raleigh
Six Urban Cottages
2 cars parked in private drives, single
family deeds, no common walls, no
common areas, HOA for regulations only
An urban cottage development has a similar residential density as townhouses, but has
single family deeds, no common walls, and no parking lots.  Each home is independent,
with its own driveway, front, and back yards.  
An urban cottage development has the look
and feel of a traditional neighborhood, because it is a traditional neighborhood.
Urban Cottages
Planning Concepts

General Concepts

Key Features of  
Urban Cottages

Advantages of Urban
Cottages

Public & Private Zones

Defensible Space
Theory & Urban
Cottages

Comparison of Density
with other Building
Formats

Effects on
Surrounding Areas