It’s just an image and a twinkle in someone’s eye at RHCDA at the moment as a funding request awaits an answer, likely in early 2010. But if everything comes together Forest Park Southeast may see its first residential urban infill project. Approximately 40 units would be build south of Manchester Avenue on Vista and Norfolk west of Newstead with some units facing Newstead itself. All units would be “affordable” and have green features that would make them efficient. Owners would rent and eventually have a purchase option. Currently tax abatement is not being sought for the project.
The concept home that RHCDA is working with is none other than a home design developed for local green builder EcoUrban Homes. In August Nate Forst posted the images below on the EcoUrban blog stating, “We’ve also been working with the very talented architects over at Ebersoldt + Underwood to reimagine our 1-story homes. What they’ve come up with is, IMHO, awesome.” The RHCDA plan calls for some townhomes as well a single-story residences.
The first image (Option-A) is the same as that presented by the RHCDA to the Forest Park Southeast Development Corporation. A bad cell phone camera shot of the sit plan is below as well.