Market Rate Housing & Mixed Use
Public & Municipal
Cottage Grove Commons provides 66 units of affordable housing and supportive mental health services. The design concept is to provide a beacon of services to the community while preserving the existing feel of the Delridge Neighborhood and its natural surroundings. This was achieved by providing 90 feet of retail storefront for small local business, setting back the residential and services entry from the main street, and providing a large garden courtyard along the street front.
Fazio Associates designed the garden court around the preservation of an existing Deodar Cedar tree. The garden court includes a rain garden and permeable pavers to control water runoff and enhance landscape permeability. Extra large windows in the residential units and community spaces wrap the central courtyard and provide residents with natural daylight and tranquil views of the garden. Creating an indoor/outdoor relationship was vital in fitting into the overall neighborhood context and creating an experience for the tenants and users of the site. This project included Evergreen Sustainability Standards and additional sustainable design elements to further reinforce treading softly on the existing conditions.