This building is located in an enterprise zone in the City of Ashland, which requires that 50% of the ground floor space be devoted to commercial or retail uses. This building is designed for offices and garages on the ground floor level, with residential units above, Each living unit has a small outdoor space where occupants
In 2003 the City of Medford approved the Vista Pointe Planned Unit Development, a 250 acre development consisting of four villages and a mix of residential and commercial uses. Oregon Architecture was tasked with the development plan for Mountaintop Village, the last of the four villages to be developed. The PUD called for the 25 acre village to have 11 12-unit three story condo buildings and 41 single family lots. Oregon Architecture saw there might be a better way to integrate higher density housing over the ridge of a hill at the top of the Planned Unit Development. We left much of the street grid the same, but reworked the single family lots to be more consistent with each other and the surrounding villages and changed the higher density housing to townhouse style to better flow with the lay of the land. And provide stunning views of the valley below.
Oregon Architecture also developed a design aesthetic for both the single family units and the townhouses that would allow some flexibility in plan as the site changed without having to compromise the design elements that made this village a neighborhood. We also advocated for the inclusion of a community pool and clubhouse as additional amenities for the neighborhood.
132 – 2 and 3 bedroom townhouse units
41 single family lots
3,000 sf community building with rental office
25 meter swimming pool with patio and hot tub
6 acres of open space and hiking trails