|David Neilson and Dennis C. Rieske AIA were asked to design a new prototype 1,200 SF, 3BR townhouse unit by the South Boston Neighborhood Development Corporation (SBNDC). The new affordable units were designed to fit onto small building lots that were to be auctioned off by the City of Boston’s Department of Neighborhood Development under the Home Again Program. Construction funding was provided by HUD. Six units were sold for $120,000. Each prototype unit was 20’ x 20’ square, three stories high, with LR, DR, Kitchen, Master Bedroom, two additional Bedrooms and two full Bathrooms and a full Basement. The new prototype was designed as infill units to match the scale and proportion of the existing two and three family houses in South Boston. SBNDC wanted three bedroom townhouse units in order to attract and keep family units in South Boston.