A Traditional Neighborhood Design (TND): is a planning and design approach that aims to create pedestrian-friendly, mixed-use neighborhoods with a sense of community and a focus on human-scale development. TNDs typically feature a mix of housing types that promotes diversity in housing options and encourages social interaction among residents. Our TND Plan Library is an innovative approach helping developers, jurisdictions, and other industry professionals overcome obstacles to the design process.
The TND Plan Library is a catalog of predesigned plans specifically tailored for TND projects. Each plan has been equipped with a host of features to get you to market quickly, cost-effectively, and with the highest quality product possible.
All these features combine to swiftly bring your project to market. This includes expediting the permitting and construction process, as well as securing early buy-in, approvals, presales and fundraising.
Thriving TND communities are purposeful about their mix of product options.
The TND Plan Library currently features the following product types with more plans and categories being adding every month. Successful TNDs are purposeful about having a wide variety of product options for residents. The benefits include Diverse Housing Options, Increased Market Appeal, Social Interaction & Community Building, Economic Resilience, and Aesthetic & Urban Design Appeal.
A cottage home is a small dwelling typically known for their charm, simplicity, and intimate scale. Having a smaller footprint makes these home more affordable and easier to maintain. Cottage homes often offer more attainable housing options compared to larger single-family homes. This allows for a diverse mix of residents, including young professionals, empty nesters, and small families. Cottage homes are popular among those seeking a simpler and more intimate lifestyle, as they offer a cozy and inviting atmosphere that encourages a close-knit community feel.
These housing types promote efficient land use, provide diverse housing options, and offer cost savings. Configurations include side-by-side, back-to-back, or stacked units. Multiplex housing provides a range of housing options within the same development. Different unit sizes and layouts can cater to various household sizes, lifestyles, and income levels. This diversity attracts a wider range of residents to the community. Shared walls and infrastructure reduce construction and maintenance costs, making these housing types more affordable for both developers and residents. Additionally, shared amenities and services can be more cost-effective when distributed among multiple units.
An ADU, or Accessory Dwelling Unit, is a self-contained living unit that is located on the same property as a primary residence. Also known as an Alley Flat, Carriage House, Granny Flat, In-law Suite, or backyard cottage, an ADU is typically smaller in size and has its own separate entrance, kitchen, bathroom, and sleeping area. While ADUs can be attached to the main house, such as a converted attic/basement or garage, they are often detached structures like a standalone cottage or apartment above a garage. ADUs are designed to provide additional housing options on residential properties, allowing homeowners to accommodate extended family members, or generate rental income. This product type provides for flexible and diverse housing options within the community.
The Narrow Home category is designed to maximize space, making efficient use of the available land with increased density. Attached Narrow Homes share one or more walls with their neighbors, typically have a long and narrow footprint, with multiple levels to accommodate living spaces. This design allows for a higher density of housing while maintaining a sense of community and walkability within the neighborhood.
The TND Plan Library provides a unique quick-to-market solution for master-planned communities, infill developments, feasibility studies, and the securement of funding or approvals.
We can tailor a program around the specific needs of your TND project, including predesigned plans, new plan development, and marketing collateral.
PSH provides of host of resources and plan services to better equip jurisdictions and local developers alike.
Create a top-notch project team with the addition of PSH's expertise and services. A collaborative and team-oriented lineup is essential for the success of any TND project.
01 Share your project requirements. All information will be kept confidential.
02 We will schedule an introductory meeting and demo the TND Plan Library using material customized to your project and needs.
03 Following our introductory meeting, we will provide recommendations and next steps.