|Re: Converting existing housing to Cohousing||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Fred H Olson WB0YQM (fholsonmaroon.tc.umn.edu)|
|Date: Wed, 4 May 94 08:41 CDT|
On Tue, 3 May 94 14:34 CDT, Stephen Hawthorne <hawthorn [at] acpub.duke.edu> wrote: >Fred: Who owns the alley? We had some luck in closing undeveloped city >right of ways in our neighborhood by requesting the city to deed over the >right of way to the bordering property owners. Could you get the alley >closed or deeded over to your group or the current residents? > >Stephen Hawthorne >Blue Heron Partners >Chatham County, NC Closing the alley involves a number of issues but generally if adjacent owners agree we would expect to get it vacated and the alley would revert to the adjacent landowner (split down the middle). We dont anticipate removing the concrete at least initially and would probably keep it useable for emergency (fire) and utility access. There is timing problem associated with the alley. Many of us feel vacating the alley is a key item for the project and would be reluctant to buy property on the block before we were assured that the alley was to be closed. On the other hand, until we own the properties the alley cant be closed. So we need to get assurances that if the properties are acquired it will be closed and the purchase agreements on the houses will probably be contingent on acquiring all the others. It gets to be a big problem to orchestrate. jmetzler [at] aol.com wrote: >You might also look to the Dutch concept of the "Woonerf" as a >designed place which allows both people and cars to coexist safely. >If you needed to retain the alley, the concepts could be used to treat it >more as a pedestrian domain where automobiles were clearly >visitors needing to be on their best behavior. Interesting. I think I have heard of something like this but hadn't thought of it in relation to our proposal for Andersen Lane. Indeed the alternate way to deal with cars is a problem. -- Fred H. Olson fholson [at] uci.com Sysop of COHOUSING-L mailing list 1221 Russell Av N; Minneapolis, MN 55411 voice: (612) 588-9532 WB0YQM 146.64 MHz with DTMF Selcall: 233 ; FAX by arrangement
- Converting existing housing to Cohousing Fred H Olson WB0YQM, April 30 1994
- Re: Converting existing housing to Cohousing Fred H Olson WB0YQM, May 10 1994
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