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Division 43
Small, Sustainable, and Walkable
New Urbanism Community
in Portland, Oregon

by D.R. Horton

Our micro homes are a conscious commitment to a different way of building and living. The home designs are built with reclaimed and sustainable materials and share community resources.

Division 43 is a 29-unit complex with three single-family homes, three duplexes, and five four-plex structures. Floor plans include studio, one bedroom + loft, and two bedroom designs, including space saving features such as built-in storage, moveable wall storage units, and murphy beds.

A community garden and outdoor gathering area make it easy to get to know neighbors. It is located in a vibrant Southeast neighborhood at the corner of SE 43rd and Division Streets, with great restaurants, shopping and entertainment close by. It’s only a short bike ride to the city center, and a TriMet bus stop and Zipcar station are just steps away. Division 43 also incorporates enclosed bike parking and a bike workshop.

A reduced reliance on fossil fuels is achieved through metal roofs instead of asphalt shingles, electric appliances that eliminate the need for gas, and bike storage for car-free living. A focus on bikes is perfect for the neighborhood, which has a Walk Score® walkability rating of 89.

Recycled and reclaimed materials are used throughout and all wood used is repurposed or sourced within 500 miles. Industrial exterior finishes are utilized including metal roofing, corrugated steel accents, and substantial overhangs.

Energy performance is another focus of these homes, which includes energy efficient lighting, a zoned system for heating or cooling small areas of the home, solar energy in common areas and many of the homes, ENERGY STAR® rated appliances, hot water heater, and windows, plus low flow toilets and showers.

The designs also utilize natural resources with solar powered lights in common areas and multiple water planters, which collect rainwater and flow to a cistern for use in a drip irrigation system.

If you are interested in seeing more, please feel free to stop by and visit and take a look at www.drhorton.com/division43.

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