This is Smith Street, Dartmouth. It is clearly a residential street – there are no commercial signs – except one – an historic anomaly or recent intrusion? The street is no more than 12 feet wide; where the nice glass walled building bumps into the street, it’s around 8 feet. The buildings are three stories. This street is steep: I estimate that it rises 15 feet over 100 feet. The buildings have a high degree of articulation, vertically and horizontally. It is wonderfully enticing with the deflected scene.
While the sidewalk has a warm texture, the street itself needs to not read as a street. Rather, the entire horizontal surface should be uniform. This contrasts with narrow residential streets in Italian towns, shown below.