Atlanta Infill Project Takes Inspiration From Dutch Design

A residential development includes a central courtyard designed to be shared by pedestrians and cars.

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April 17, 2024, 5:00 AM PDT

By Diana Ionescu @aworkoffiction


Vacant corner lot in Atlanta, Georgia surrounded with low orange plastic construction fencing.

The lot at 3960 Clairmont Rd. before construction began. | Google Maps / 3960 Clairmot Rd.

A residential infill development in Atlanta uses Dutch-inspired design to build a seven-unit multifamily project on a ‘challenging’ corner lot.

As Josh Green explains in Urbanize Atlanta, the development, called The Foxtrot, uses a centralized communal courtyard known as a woonerf to provide shared space for residents and their vehicles. “The Euro-centric design style has gained traction in the U.S. (if not yet in Atlanta), with the intent to create tighter spaces that slow down vehicles and encourage people to step outside and congregate, project officials told Urbanize Atlanta in 2022.”

The townhomes in The Foxtrot will each include roof decks and two-car garages, reducing the footprint of the building while still accommodating private cars. According to Green, “Homebuilders have predicted the design will stand out enough in the Clairmont corridor to help serve as a new gateway to the City of Chamblee, which is experiencing its own influx of downtown development nearby.”

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