The Richardson Apartments has a bakery on the corner and a restaurant along one side of the building, which have both proven highly popular in the neighborhood. Station Center Family Housing includes a public entry plaza with bicycle parking, garden seating, and a dynamic play structure open to the larger community.
The quality of the common spaces creates the character of the building as a whole. To foster community, you need to get residents engaged with each other. If you spend time and budget on great common spaces and pay attention to all three “C’s,” good things will happen.