Landscape Architect & Specifier News

AUG 2018

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Remington Coves is a 113-unit residential development on 40 acres located in Otsego, Minn. about 40 minutes from the heart of Minneapolis. The site was designed by Rick Harrison Design Studio from Minneapolis and developed by Raymond Pruban of Solid Ground Development in Saint Paul, Minn. Remington Coves was the first site that the designer had done in which homes meandered onto the next street and create an open space through the block, instead of around it. August 2018 53 Coving An Innovative Streetscape Design Planner: Rick Harrison Site Design • When the lines of homes and streets curve and vary at complimentary intervals, the amount of total street surface is reduced by about 25%, without density loss. • All setbacks (front, side and rear) are generally larger than the regulation minimums. Home Views and Privacy Enhanced Remington Coves consists of 70 single-family homes and 43 BayHomes, which are similar to single-family homes, but are considered detached townhomes. The single-family homes were constructed along gentle curves in order to extend views further down the street, instead of across the street, and into any of the open space areas. Additionally, no two single-family homes face each other as a result of the coving method. The BayHomes are located on much less wavy streets compared to the single-family homes, and in fact do face each other ever so slightly. However, in order to promote privacy, each home is staggered, allowing for unobstructed views out at least one side of the home. Remington Coves was the first site to use a new evolution in coving, where circular and semi-circular shapes form the home setback lines, allowing visible space to flow through the blocks and through the site.

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