|underground garages||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Judy (BAXTER%EPIHUBVX.CIS.UMN.EDU)|
|Date: Mon, 22 Aug 94 16:56 CDT|
Someone asked about underground garages, and Nancy Wight asked if we at Monterey had considered them. Well, sort of. As part of our original feasibility study for the site, the architect suggested and put in an underground garage . My memory may be wrong, but I seem to remember a price of roughly $600,000. For 20-25 households. Guess what, that was the last of that. We do have a difficult site with a steep slope, so that may have been part of that - I don't know. All this discussion of garages is making me a little nervous. All of our new homes will have tuck-under garages on the side away from the central lawn area, but limited traffic (not a loop road, but more like a U coming up from the street. But the 8 households in the "mansion"/common house will either have outside parking, some distance from the building, or rent garage spaces from the others (if available!)- (some households do not need two garage spaces). I've had a garage for 20 years in the house I sold, and this last 1 1/2 years I have missed my garage -plugging my car into an extension cord/block heater so I start in very cold weather, and scraping ice off the windshield many mornings. It's certainly doable - when I had a garage, I rarely used it in spring/summer/early fall. And I haven't been planning to sell - but it does make me wonder. Guess I'm a risk taker. Like the rest of you. judy Judy Baxter, Monterey Cohousing Community, (MoCoCo) Twin Cities Area, Minneapolis/St.Paul Minnesota e-mail: baxter [at] epivax.epi.umn.edu
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