South Dunn Street
Location: Bloomington, Indiana. New bungalows and foursquare homes adjacent to small lot ranch homes in the historic urban grid.
South Dunn Street, an urban infill project in Bloomington, Indiana, is the first project for local developer Matt Press, but it has proven highly successful. In fact, the project has already been published in American Bungalow magazine (No. 52, Winter 2006).
The site was an undeveloped 2-block parcel, platted but never built out, within the urban core. Matt installed the street infrastructure, and commissioned the design of updated foursquares and bungalows, designed by Kirkwood Design Studios of Bloomington. Of the homes built and sold, the sale prices have ranged from the $190's to $650,000 for a fully customized plan. This is one of the hallmarks of a great urban neighborhood -- price diversity. It is also proof-positive that there is a market for the traditional approach to neighborhood design and homebuilding.
Next up: mixed-use retail buildings at the end of the street, fronting busy Hillside Drive.
Matt Press owns Neighborhood Solutions, and is a member of the Congress for the New Urbanism.
(text by Jeremy Fretts, www.humanedesign.com)
Transect Zone(s): T3 sub-urban, T4 general.
Status: 26-50% Built
Project or Plan's Scale: Block
Features: Affordable/subsidized housing, Mixed uses.
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Number of residential units (include live/work): 43
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Residential types: Small lot detached.
Project team designers: Kirkwood Design Studio
Project team developers: Matthew Press
Previous site status: Undeveloped infill
Starting/Ending date of construction/implementation: -