|Re: New View time line for development||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Nancy Wight (wighthpwarr.wal.hp.com)|
|Date: Wed, 28 Jul 93 12:32 CDT|
I'm not sure I can remember exactly, but here goes (you other nerdviewers - that's what we call our members with access to the net - please feel free to correct me). We formed our core group in October of 1989 out of an umbrella group that was formed in September of 1989. We expanded our group, did lots of research, and began looking for a site after about 1 year. We drew a semi-circle around Boston, about a 25 mile radius, and began somewhat systematically to research each town in that radius. We finally narrowed down our list of towns to about 6. In the summer of 1991, after looking at many sites, we were seriously pursuing a site in Acton, but the owner (a bank in Chicago) would not sell it to us because they couldn't figure out what "us" was! A local developer decided to buy the land and expressed interest in developing it for us. Unfortunately, he led us on for about 9-12 months, and actually had NO intention of doing cohousing (he finally offered to build us his ticky-tacky suburban houses from his cookie-cutter plans, each on it's own 1/2 acre lot!). So we lost some time being snowed by a slimebag developer (If anyone out there has ever had good experience with a non-slimebag developer, I'd LOVE to hear about it! So far, I'm 0 for 5! - another topic for another day.) Anyway, in the spring of 1992, we found an even more beautiful site in the same town. By now, we had already developed a relationship with the town planners, etc., and decided that we wanted to stay in Acton. It took us a year to complete the real estate deal, as it was very complicated, and involved purchasing 3-4 parcels of land, each one contingent upon the other deal going through, and it all contingent upon us getting our necessary permits. In summary, we will have been together 4 years this October, and since we are building pretty much from scratch, and probably won't be able to begin building until the 1994 spring thaw, we expect to have our entire community moved in by late next fall - a total of 5 years. - Nancy Wight New View Neighborhood Development p.s. Good topic, Judy!
MOCOCO timeline for development Judy, July 28 1993
- Re: New View time line for development Nancy Wight, July 28 1993
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