For Loussac Manor, the emphasis is on the elements that matter most: vibrant, safe and family friendly. The fact that it combined affordable, workforce and market rate housing did not alter this goal.
As with every project, the master plan takes its cues from the site. Homes face an existing park as well as a new common green that will form the social heart of the community. In all, two acres, or ¼ of the eight acre site is devoted to useable open space that will support families, community functions and activities for all ages. With cars and garages to the rear and front porches and entrances on green spaces, the emphasis is on the pedestrian, not cars; on shared activity, not individual isolation. There are opportunities to meet and greet neighbors daily, enhanced by the community’s connection to walking trails to transit, parks, a community P-patch, schools and shopping. A Head Start facility on site invites the larger Anchorage Community to Loussac Manor.
A diverse housing mix with a high number of accessible units was developed to appeal to a diverse group of future residents including families, singles, seniors and special needs residents. Responding to the active lifestyles in Anchorage, the homes have substantial storage and even lockable gun cabinets.