The phased new construction of an affordable and workforce housing community offering 65 one-, two-, and three-bedroom units to various income tiers. Located within walking distance to shops, restaurants, and the beach, Village at Nauset Green serves as a valuable new housing resource for an area traditionally under-served. The $16.4 million development includes 39 affordable units for people earning 60% of the area median income, 11 affordable units for people earning 30% of the AMI, and 15 workforce units.
The community is comprised of 18 mid-rise, wood frame buildings. With steeped roofs and shingled siding, the community’s aesthetic recalls New England coastal architecture. Utilizing the existing topography of the 11.2-acre site, the project team reduced the visual scale of the development by making the buildings appear as two-story structures, further complimenting adjacent properties. Thoughtfully sited, the buildings’ layout evokes the local Cape Cod style by creating a small village feel for residents and the community at large.
Centered around two common green spaces with picnic areas, a community garden, and a playground, residents are offered both active and passive recreation opportunities for all ages. Adjacent to the community’s entrance, the addition of a small park provides a new public bus stop and rest area along with bicycle racks for the nearby Cape Cod Rail Trail. Other resident amenities include a communal kitchen and lounge space within the community building.