I have a piece of land that is 25 feet by 150 feet.
By zoning, my building can't be more than 17 feet wide, with an 8 foot setback on the right side. The footprint of the building can't be more than 17 feet by 88.75 feet because of bulk. The site slopes by about ten feet from front to back so the cellar level can be used for accessory space. Therefore I can maximize my zoning rights by building 3 stories high above a cellar unit.
Design a 4 unit building where each unit is essentially a "vertical multiple dwelling" or attached townhouse. So each unit would have a cellar (with half bath) and a 3 floor interior space above the cellar with an interior stair. Hopefully each unit will have 3 bedrooms.
Each unit should have an individual entrance onto the 8 foot side yard AND a 3 foot wide common hallway entrance from the street.
The trick with this is getting the ground floor unit which requires the front entrance to work given the small footprint of each unit ie 17*22 feet.
The concept here is to combine the charm of a Greenwich Village 19th century mews home with a current fire code compatible building.
I am most interested in a detailed layout sketch, where would the kitchen, bedrooms, stairs and entrances fit? How will the first (ground floor) circulation work? Remember each unit must have direct access to the front of the building via a common hallway.