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North Cove Landing

North Kingstown, Rhode Island
Pedestrian path leading to sidewalk and units beyond
Four-unit townhouses facing green
Looking down one of the neighborhood streets at a grouping of townhouses
Three-unit townhouse with front stoops leading to sidewalk
Duplex adjacent to four-unit townhouse
Date 2014
Size 38 units in 12 buildings, 5 acres
Cost $8M
Client North Dartmouth Properties, Inc.
  • GrowSmartRI, Outstanding Smart Growth Project, 2015

This compact coastal neighborhood is in Wickford Village, adjacent to a local boat ramp and community bike path. The neighborhood was designed to create a traditional neighborhood feel with public open spaces as the focal point of the community. A mix of affordable building types, including single-family, duplexes, and four-unit townhouses, accommodate a range of household sizes. Each building takes its character from New England pre-war residential architecture and the surrounding neighborhoods.

Two traditionally inspired New England village greens form the heart of the community. The greens open to and provide a connection to the public park and Mill Cove. Pedestrian paths and sidewalks provide critical connections to public amenities and the adjacent neighborhood. A community gathering space overlooking the greens is adjacent to a centrally located common building used for laundry and mail. The courtyard and porch serve as a central meeting point for neighbors.

Site plan
Aerial perspective drawing of the community with water in distance