Fairmount Avenue Townhomes
Fairmount Avenue Townhomes is an 18 unit townhouse development located in North Chattanooga. The project is designed for the Chattanooga Housing Authority and provides low income housing in the desirable North Chattanooga Neighborhood. The project is also designed to comply with Enterprise Green Communities Criteria and is seeking a Gold Certification through the USGBC’s LEED for Homes. There are 9 three bedroom units at 1383 sq.ft. and 9 two bedroom units at 1103 sq.ft. All units with the exception of the FHA accessible unit are two story and are typically organized in buildings made up of four units. The massing of the buildings is based on the ‘salt box’ form, which is a vernacular architecture prevalent in many southern cities. The buildings are clad with white clap board siding and incorporate energy efficient windows and doors. The roofs are Kynar coated standing seam metal roofs and all south facing roofs incorporate photovoltaic panels to provide 10% of the projects total estimated energy demand. The buildings have been organized on the site to make the greatest use of passive solar heating and cooling and to maximize open space. Three all-weather pathways are provided to better connect the project to the surrounding pedestrian circulation system and adjacent amenities.