Monroe Family Village
Monroe Family Village was designed for 47 family units, comprised of 31 two-bedroom and 16 three-bedroom units in a mix of townhouses and flats. A 3000-square-foot community building compliments the housing units with classroom space, management offices, support personnel, and laundry facilities. Additionally, there is a 2000-square-foot commercial/retail space along the street frontage of the site. This building, coupled with a generous urban plaza, helps create a gateway into the housing community.
The complex is designed to meet the Evergreen Sustainable Development Standard; the buildings are placed such that they can take full advantage of solar positioning, including the potential for a full rooftop solar array.
Monroe Family Village is not only a place to live; it also embodies the client’s goals for healthy and sustainable living, including encouraging community activities. This is achieved through building placement and a number of formal and informal outdoor spaces – a village green, a community p-patch, sport courts, playgrounds, seating walls throughout, amphitheater terraced seating – that foster an environment for both learning and neighborly interaction.