The Commons at NorthWest Crossing is a secluded neighborhood of traditional-styled cottages being constructed by Tyee Development Inc. They face a landscaped common area at the southeast edge of NorthWest Crossing. The Commons connects directly to a pedestrian-bike path linking NorthWest Crossing to West Side Bend in one direction and mountain biking and hiking trails in the other.
Fourteen one- and two-bedroom homes are planned for the site, utilizing three floor plans. They feature compact floor plans, attractive finishes and energy-saving features. Plans are:
The Lewiston, one bedroom and a single bath, 793 square feet.
The Clarkston, two bedrooms and two baths, 999 square feet.
The Crestline, two bedrooms above a two-car garage, 980 square feet.
An example of The Clarkston at 2433 NW Drouillard Ave., adjacent to The Commons, serves as a model home.
The cottages contain all the essentials including vaulted ceilings, great rooms with gas fireplaces, and convenient kitchens. The second bedroom in the Clarkston is designed for optional use as a den/office.
Standard features include:
Colored lacquer cabinets
Solid surface kitchen countertops
KitchenAid kitchen appliances
Tile bath and laundry countertops and floors
Wood flooring in main areas
Closet shelving and organizer
Ductless heat pump
HRV air exchanger
Tankless gas water heater
High R-value insulation
Buyers may choose from three interior selection packages: Urban, Rustic and Classic.
The Commons at NorthWest Crossing is a type of neighborhood usually called a cluster development, although the turn “conservation development” is coming into use by urban planners. The homeowner owns home and the property on which it sits and shares common areas with other residents. In this case, these include a central landscaped area, perimeter landscaping, walks and a perimeter alley that provides access to rear-facing garages.
The Commons brings an additional and welcome measure of diversity to the architectural styles and home sizes found in NorthWest Crossing. Demand for smaller, easy care and energy efficient homes has been recognized nationally on behalf of demographic segments that include singles, couples and empty nesters seeking a more efficient lifestyle.
The development is located near the NW Lemhi Pass Dr. entrance to the neighborhood from NW Skyliners Road, providing quick access to Galveston Ave. food and beverage sites and nearby parks.
Tyee Development Inc. is owned by Tracy Thompson, an experienced local builder and member of the NorthWest Crossing Builders’ Guild. Tracy’s homes in NorthWest Crossing are distinguished by quality materials and workmanship, attractive finishes and energy-conserving designs.