condominium is a 125 unit project on a 100 acre wooded site in Wilder,
Vermont. This project was reviewed under Vermont's Act 250
environmental law and approved in its entirety without modifications.
The housing units were located around the outside of a loop road in
such a way as to protect natural views for all units and to fit into
the natural topography. The area inside the loop road was designed to
remain primarily natural with only a recreation building, tennis
courts, and pool. Common detached garage units were tucked into the
topography to minimize their visual impact. The total project was
clustered on a very small area of the site to conserve open space and
to minimize construction costs. Each townhouse was given a public side
and a private exposure to the surrounding woods.
Woodhaven was one of the first, higher density, attached housing
projects in the region. It's economic success proved that the local
housing market was ready for this form of well designed clustered
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