In this episode, Cherise is joined by Alan Scales, a principal at KTGY Group Inc. Alan brings over 14 years of experience in urban infill, residential design and construction, and has been responsible for over 20 Small Lot Subdivisions in the City of Los Angeles offering unique solutions to challenging sites. The Small Lot Ordinance allows opportunities to develop a more compact footprint for single-family homes and maximize the lot within existing multifamily zones, all with ownership and long-term commitments to the existing neighborhood in mind.
Alan shares his experience and the story behind The June Street Collection, a small lot single-family detached community comprised of 10 gated, single-family for-sale homes, crafted with style and quality, and boasting design characteristics reflective of the historic Spanish architecture of the fine homes of the surrounding neighborhood. These three-bedroom, two- and three-story stand-alone, fee-simple homes are equipped with high-end finishes, rooftop decks with built-in BBQ and stunning views of the city, plus decks on lower levels of the homes that encourage indoor/outdoor living and maximize the space of a small lot.
Scott Jones, Structural Engineer and Executive Vice President at Wright Engineers, provides insight into the unique conditions and structural design for Small Lot homes.
This small lot community provided unique challenges and opportunities - neighbors were not initially accepting of the project, there was a balancing act of density while fitting into the context of the neighborhood, and a complex condition where the homes are 8" apart...yes, 8 INCHES!