Recall the previous post showing the very trendy mod front and rear exterior shots of the new infill project proposed for Elm Street west.
I think in this case it is a very clever solution. The cars are hidden mid-lot, out of sight of the street and not ruining the back yards, and not requiring expensive underground garages.
There are a number of existing 3 storey houses or apts on this street already. Other units come as far forward or close to the rear lot lines as these do. The “apartment” building directly across the street (from this infill) is really six stacked back-to-back townhouses * which probably takes up as much of its double lot as these houses do.
The builder proposes to go for LEED certification, but I cannot figure out why. The houses are attractive and likely to sell well before construction starts.
*two units on ground floor, running front to back of the building; two two-storey units above facing the street, two two-storey units facing the rear, all accessed off stairways on either side of the building.