Cozy pocket neighborhoods have sprawl on the move

Haya El Nasser USA Today | March 29, 2011

…Developer Casey Land had always worked on large projects, such as shopping centers and multifamily units. Three years ago, partly inspired by Chapin’s cottage industry, Land decided to build the Inglenook Neighborhood in Carmel, a suburb of Indianapolis.

“A couple of times I had printed off little pictures of (Chapin’s) cottages,” he says. “Everybody always said, ‘That’s perfect for my mother.’ I had that comment more times than I can tell you.”

Six two- and three-bedroom cottages, ranging from 1,100 to 1,800 square feet plus a basement, are under construction in the first phase. Price: $200,000 to $400,000.

Land Development & Building Co. is putting Inglenook on 27 acres surrounded by existing development…

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