Riverside Crossing is designed following architect Ross Chapin’s Pocket Neighborhood concept, a cluster of 8-10 cottages with inviting front porches surrounding a common green area that nurtures a sense of community. Privacy does not suffer as cottages nest together with the opens side of one cottage facing the closed side of the next, providing increasing levels of personal space as you move back through the cottage.
“Density is not achieved
by distance, but by design”Ross Chapin
Some early examples of pocket neighborhoods were built in the city of Pasadena, California. Known as Bungalow Courts, they were developed between 1909 and 1942, as one-to three-bedroom bungalows surrounding a shared common space. An excellent history of early bungalow courts can be found HERE at the City of Pasadena website.
Riverside Crossing, north pocket cluster