Davis Place is an affordable housing community in Arlington, Virginia, serving first-time home buyers. A site organization and massing strategy was devised to reinforce the primary priority of fostering a sense of community within Davis Place and its neighbors. This three-story, 10-unit building was distributed into four distinct forms linked by breezeway circulation in a “four-square” arrangement. The strategy breaks down the overall mass into house-like forms conducive to the adjacent residential street and promotes individuality that is often lacking in multi-family housing. To foster neighbor interaction, more public areas within the dwellings are arrayed adjacent to the shared community circulation breezeways, while more private spaces within the dwellings are pushed to the outer corners to allow for a quiet retreat. To create a safe and attractive pedestrian environment, parking was moved to the rear of the property and embedded in the ground floor to provide cover and minimize the visual impact to neighbors.