The Aurora Pocket Neighborhood is our first Pocket Neighborhood Circle project in Ithaca, New York. Pocket Neighborhoods are similar to co-housing and small lot cottage development, except smaller in scale and cooperatively owned. The small scale allows for uncomplicated resident management and makes Pocket Neighborhoods easier to place on small urban lots within existing established neighborhoods, preserving and incorporating existing buildings. Buildings are constructed to inherently conserve ene
Contact Name:Sue Cosentini
Address: 521-525 N. Aurora Street, Ithaca
Type of Building: Homes / Residences in a "pocket neighborhood"
Designer / Builder:Sue Cosentini, Rob Morasch
Year Built: 2012
Building Features: located within an existing neighborhood in downtown Ithaca, with services and amenities within walking distance; nearby access to public transit, reducing car dependence; private living spaces and common facilities arranged around a common outdoor space; food producing landscapes with fruit and nut trees, berry bushes and vegetable gardens; root cellars and other facilities provided for food preservation; facilities for composting of all organic garden and household wastes (except sewage per local health codes); airtight super-insulation for cozy energy efficiency; solar thermal arrays and photovoltaic panels; shared garage, workshop, tools and equipment.
Last updated September 29, 2015