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Another one similar to this (not RNDSQR though) has been applied for on a different Main Street, 37th Street SW:

H-GO format, but with retail fronting the main street. I wonder if we will see this built form start to proliferate:
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Another one similar to this (not RNDSQR though) has been applied for on a different Main Street, 37th Street SW:

H-GO format, but with retail fronting the main street. I wonder if we will see this built form start to proliferate:
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Lots to like here:
  • Walkable retail
  • Big density boost (2 houses to 24 units)
  • Family-sized, ground-oriented units
  • Lower cost built form / style
If this format gets dialed in and replicated in more places it's a real winner to a far more urban future for the city.
 
The only negative I could see is the stairs make accessibility problematic, otherwise I adore it.
Building code requires 50% of all building entrances to be barrier free (accessible). If these are townhouses, than that requirement is waived as these buildings / units are not public. This looks to have townhomes at the base, but apartments or something else above, so I would expect there to be an at grade entry and elevator in there somewhere. The render does appear to show a lobby entrance beside the restaurant.
 
Building code requires 50% of all building entrances to be barrier free (accessible). If these are townhouses, than that requirement is waived as these buildings / units are not public. This looks to have townhomes at the base, but apartments or something else above, so I would expect there to be an at grade entry and elevator in there somewhere. The render does appear to show a lobby entrance beside the restaurant.
H-GO requires that every unit have its own individual direct access to grade.
 

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