As the population increases, so does the need for living space. With limited land available, as is in the case in the Urban Core of many growing cities, the possibility of large plots of land for single family homes becomes either very expensive or very rare. When you can’t build out, you build up… thus spurring the trend for vertical living.
The stacked townhome (or row house) is not a new concept. For centuries, city living has been based on homes with a small footprint, allowing for walkable neighborhoods surrounded by local shopping and dining. Central Phoenix land is at a premium and people are looking to create smaller carbon footprint via less car-use and more bike riding, less urban sprawl, and more intelligent design. Unfortunately, increasing the number of homes and neighborhoods ultimately results in the destruction of natural habitats and ecosystems which are essential to the health of our planet. It is a problem which cannot be overlooked.
This is where the concept of modern vertical living comes in. Trellis, a non-profit organization dedicated to making affordable, stable and sustainable homeownership possible, has recognized the need to adapt. Trellis@Colter is a townhome community in Uptown Phoenix with a vision for preserving the future of our neighborhoods and the surrounding environment, which is why their developers adopted the vertical living concept. Vertical living is an innovative solution which strives to reconcile for the demands of a growing population and the desire for space, privacy and socially responsible homeownership.
Trellis@Colter features 20, 3-story, townhome units which provide homeowners an affordable way to live in the heart of the city! Trellis@Colter’s unique layout has two model options (The Agave & The Verde). Each unit provides residents a private garage and patio yard on the first floor, with an additional flex space that can be used as a home office or workout room. The homes feature a spacious open-concept kitchen, living area and bathroom on the second floor, and two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms on the third floor. The property is designed with an energy efficiency HERS index score rating of 65 and the units are solar-ready and 35% more efficient than standard new build homes.
Trellis@Colter offers residents an alternative to traditional high-rises and the horizontal developments which continue to extend the urban sprawl and negatively impact the future of our planet. While the pandemic continues to inspire people to reexamine priorities and seek ways to improve their overall quality of life, it is equally important to seize this opportunity to reshape and restructure the society we live in. By making affordable housing available, and prioritizing developments which preserve and protect our communities, we work together toward a brighter and greener future!