Pocket Neighborhood Design & Management
As part of their Senior Design Capstone course, Civil & Environmental Engineering students created the design and management of a pocket neighborhood for the East Central Intergovernmental Association (ECIA).
Pocket neighborhoods are small, planned, residential communities featuring community-building amenities in common space, such as an outdoor grilling area, common garden, and edible landscaping. Civil & Environmental Engineering students designed a pocket neighborhood for a particular site, including management needs and cost estimates. The design includes small single-family homes, amenities, sidewalks, on-site storm water management, and more. ECIA will use the design as a benchmark for working with communities in their region on the development of pocket neighborhoods that provide unique and affordable housing options that appeal to new families and residents.