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Shannock Falls

Richmond & Charlestown, Rhode Island
Date 2020
Size 43 townhouse apartments
Cost $12M
Client Women’s Development Corporation

Shannock Falls is two new neighborhoods of townhouse-style affordable residences, Shannock Village Cottages and Richmond Ridge.

Shannock Village Cottages includes five buildings – one of which is a rehabilitated historic building – with 11 units of affordable housing, located in the core of a mill village on the National Registry of Historic Places.

Richmond Ridge includes eight buildings with 32 residences and a community building that provides a common function room, laundry facility, management office, and maintenance garage for the site.

The community is designed as a distinctive, attractive neighborhood with a strong sense of place. A common green for recreation is the central organizing feature onto which front porches are oriented. Sidewalks throughout the site encourage neighbor interaction, while the more private rear patios look out to the wooded lot.

Of the 69 total acres between the two sites, only 11 acres were developed. The remainder of the site was designated as conservation land and serves as a passive recreation area for the community.