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Third Street Cottages

Langley City, Island County, WA


Third Street Cottages

Main Street in Langley, WA. Photographed by User: Jtmorgan (own work), 2015, [cc-4.0], via Wikimedia Commons, accessed August, 2022.


Third Street Cottages is located in Langley on Whidbey Island, just an hour drive and short ferry ride from downtown Seattle. To preserve its character, diversity and to discourage the spread of placeless sprawl, the community adopted a forward-thinking "Cottage Housing Development" (CHD) single-family zoning code provision that made Third Street Cottages legally possible. The Third Street Cottages consist of eight detached, one bedroom plus loft cottages clustered around a garden courtyard with detached parking. Built on four single family lots (each 7,200 sqft.), these homes were the first in the United States to utilize a 'cottage housing development' land use code, allowing a 100 percent density increase for size-limited (all cottages were less than 1,000 sqft.) smaller homes in all single-family residential zones. [ The Cottage Company ]

Street Names
Cottage Lane