A unique new community development is the first built under the City of Redmond’s Innovative Housing Code, which gives incentives for developing size-limited homes. The first phase contains 12 1,000-square-foot cottages constructed around a common courtyard garden. The houses utilize every available space within a very small footprint. The addition of large windows, gables, limited floor depths, irregular shaped structures and exposed framing demanded efficient and economical structural solutions. The project received a BuiltGreen™ four-star rating and Energy Star certification. Sustainable features include storm-water management, high-level insulation materials and jobsite recycling. Trees felled on the site were milled for use as flooring, front-porch beams and columns. The commons building, used for community gatherings, uses whole logs for its supporting structure, and has 100% of its electricity supplied by photovoltaic panels on the roof.