Alki Courtyard Townhomes is a new 7 unit Terrace Courtyard development located along Alki Ave SW, providing views of Puget Sound and the Olympics. This part of Seattle has very restrictive parking provisions, requiring 1.5 parking spaces per home. The Courtyard Terrace proved to be the only way to provide enough enclosed parking to allow full development of the site. In addition to solving the pragmatic parking issue, the courtyard lid mitigates the visual impact of the parking. the large open space in the center also increases access to open space and natural light, and creates a shared open space that helps facilitate chance interaction to build community among the residents.