Just Big Enough Design Competition (2018), we held a small lots | BIG IDEASdesign competition (2013) for One Garfield Avenue, Florence, to demonstrates how good design can enhance small lots. (Thank you to the Western Massachusetts American Institute of Architects for cosponsoring the competition with the city.) Since the design competition, Habitat for Humanity acquired the lot and built a small house designed by Dorrie Brooks (one of the People's Choice winners from the original design competition).
The City has sold the lot, and the buyer has agreed to hire one of the architects who entered the competition to build his house.
Market demands, new options from the city's 2013 small lot/small unit zoning, and interest following the city's small lots | BIG IDEAS design competition are all creating an increase in small lots and small dwelling units being created in Northampton. For example, see 7 Adare Place (PDF) and 108 Grove Street (PDF).