Gentle Density

What is Gentle Density and how does it fit into Fairfield?

Given recent trends, we expect Fairfield to add 40-60 new homes annually, on average in the coming years (see population forecasts below). How we accommodate growth will impact the look and feel of Fairfield in the future.

“Gentle Density” is a strategy for responding to changing conditions and growth by supporting a variety of housing forms that absorb growth and change while minimizing their impacts. Gentle Density provides opportunities for intergenerational living, changing lifestyles, new families, and aging-in-place. It provides opportunities for housing diversity and more attainable housing options.

You can find out more by joining us at the pop-up storefront, #4 313 Cook St, next to the butcher. Tell us what you think about housing in Fairfield in the online Gentle Density Survey.

Background Documents

See the Videos

Menu of Housing Options

Single detached house (could have one basement OR garden suite)

Housing Info sheet - House with basement and garden suite [PDF - 853 KB]

Housing Info sheet - Duplexes [PDF - 1.1 MB]

Housing Info sheet - Duplexes with suites [PDF - 658 KB]

Housing Info sheet - Duplexes with garden suites [PDF - 1.1 MB]

Housing Info sheet - Existing house with 2 suites [PDF - 853 KB]

Housing Info sheet - House conversion [PDF - 1.6 MB]

 

Housing Info sheet - Houseplex [PDF - 743 KB]

Housing Info sheet - Larger houseplex [PDF - 769 KB]

Housing Info sheet - Townhouses in one row [PDF - 628 KB]

Housing Info sheet - Stacked townhouses [PDF - 705 KB]

Housing Info sheet - Townhouses in more than one row [PDF - 654 KB]

Housing Info sheet - Small 3-story apartment buildings [PDF - 622 KB]