Let’s discover how to represent townhomes in Giraffe!

Density by Design

In 2022, the White House announced plans to increase housing stock by supporting jurisdictions that promote density and expand government-funded financing models to better support different types of homes. Townhome developments are unique in that they provide a single family experience to residents whilst still increasing density.

A Townhome development is best suited for an area that already has some density, good municipal infrastructure, and a large enough site to accommodate multiple units. The zoning on the land may not explicitly allow attached or semi-attached homes, but as opinions shift about the necessity of density, you may find it easier to pursue an up-zoning variance. Use Layers to visualize the current land use and zoning, as well as the neighboring parcels, to inform your research.

Typical townhome sizes are:

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Adding Layers

Import your Own Layers

Access the Layer Applet