Avoid creating a building that look strange or out of place in its neighborhood. Consider a building image that that fits in with the image of good quality middle-income housing in the community where the project is located.

This multi-unit building in Soquel, California has the look and feel of a series of single-family houses, the predominant housing type in the area. 
(The Farm)

This rental quadraplex in Detroit closely mirrors the image of the large single-family homes on either side. 
(Field Street)

Although this is a multi-unit townhouse the building has the look and feel of the large farmhouses common in the surrounding area. 
(Battle Road Farm)

The image of this residence for formerly homeless families helps it fit in to the community - middle-class houses and a country club - where it is located. 
(West HELP)

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These Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts infill triplexes match the tradition of "triple deckers" in the neighborhood where they have been built. 
(Hyde Square Co-op)

This Stamford, Connecticut development reestablishes the image of middle income housing common in other parts of the city. 
(Parkside Gables)

These infill units in Charleston very consciously look like the 18th century "single house" found throughout the historic district of the city. 
(Charleston Infill Housing)

This Minneapolis housing interprets the image of the traditional Minnesota home in a row house configuration, increasing density while maintaining the look and feel of a single-family development. 
(Harriet Square)