|Introduction to Judy Baxter (really)||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Fred H Olson -- WB0YQM (FRED%JWHvx.cis.umn.edu)|
|Date: Wed, 9 Dec 92 01:39 CST|
Oooops. When I tried to repost this a few minutes ago I grabed the wrong file by mistake... (It should have had the subject 'sample documents needed') If you've followed this sequence of messages you may realize I'm up past my bedtime -- it's 1:39 am cst now. ugh but after this it's to bed, promise Fred Subj: Introduction to Judy Baxter From: Judy <BAXTER%EPIVAX [at] vx.cis.umn.edu> Date: Nov 16, 1992 I'm Judy Baxter - I was one of the founders of the Twin Cities CoHousing Network in April, 1990 . Since then I've been in 3 core groups: the Urban Sooners (i.e. sooner rather than later), the Bryn Mawr group ( a combination of Urban Sooners and another, sort-of suburban group, which coalesced around a site just inside the city line), and now the Monterey group. The Bryn Mawr group bought 6 lots at tax-forfeit auction as a way of taking an option on a larger property. Eventually, we decided that problems with water and potential toxic waste contamination made the site too risky for us to develop. Now I'm in Monterey, which formed around a site in St. Louis Park, a 1st ring suburb, with 2.5 acres and a former nursing home building. We didn't look financially credible to the owner, a bank (after a foreclosure) and didn't get a purchase agreement, but decided to stay active anyway in hopes that American Youth Hostel, which did get a purchase agreement, would have zoning problems. To cut a long story short, we worked very hard and things looked good for a while, and then , end of July, the City Council approved a 60-bed hostel . AYH said they needed 85 beds, but they said they would make it work, and we gave up. And mourned. And October 16,1992 we heard that AYH was having difficulty w/ financing, and the owner (a bank) was open to an offer. .... We signed a purchase agreement a week ago, and now have to close on , (gulp) December 18. So, we are now incredibly busy, and I think we'll make it. Judy
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