Cottage Clusters

Greenwood Avenue Cottages (Ross Chapin)

Greenwood Avenue Cottages (Ross Chapin)

Cottage Clusters are grouping of homes around shared community elements, often including outdoor play areas, gardens, and a common house.  With a ‘planned development’ or multifamily model the homes are all on the same lot.  With a subdivision model, each home is on a separate lot and the common property may be a common green.  Some jurisdictions have adopted cottage cluster zoning that allows a property to be subdivided into more lots than would typically be allowed so long as homes are smaller than usual.