New Castle Townhomes

New Castle Townhomes

MN

36,000 Square Feet

The Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership needed to design a townhome development with affordability in mind, and through a creative design process was also able to incorporate sustainable design practices to meet the Minnesota Green Communities guidelines. This initiative is designed to foster the creation of affordable, healthier, and more energy-efficient housing throughout the state.

The thirty-unit townhome community was designed with efficient use of land as well as the incorporation of common areas to encourage a true neighborhood atmosphere. Native landscaping was incorporated on the site and a rain garden was designed to filter stormwater runoff before it went into the storm sewer system. Each home has spacious rooms with a patio leading out into the courtyard. Amenities include low maintenance and durable exterior finishes such as steel roofs, a playground area with equipment and basketball hoops, and a common pavilion for gathering. This new community now offers a neighborhood atmosphere, complete with outdoor recreation areas and places for residents to greet and interact with one another and the environment.