The 91 townhouses that make up West End Commons are arranged in a woven pattern reminiscent of the teeth of a zipper. An array of four "slow alleys", which calm traffic with pavers and are lush with trees, vines, and grasses, bring traffic gently in and out of the development. Buildings set a skewed angles allow residents to look out on greenery rather than at neighboring walls. Running through the site, a meandering park creates eddies along the pathway, giving people opportunities to pause or gather on the way to communal amenities. Throughout, the work-live townhomes combine the light, functional space of a loft with private bedrooms, kitchens, and roomy baths, creating eminently usable space and blurring the boundaries between traditional concepts of "living" and "working".