New CoHousing In Santa Rosa, Ca
From: Don Maddox (
Date: Tue, 15 Nov 94 02:12 CST
A new cohousing group is forming in Santa Rosa, Ca at 807 Acacia Lane.
The initial organizing meeting is being held on Wednesday, November 16
in Analy temporary buildings on the Santa Rosa Junior College, room
665. These buildings are adjacent to the student union building on
Elliot street.  The Cohousing Company of Berkeley, Ca has been
contracted to facilitate the process.  Kathryn McCamant and Charles
Durrett of The Cohousing Company wrote the popular book Cohousing, A
Contemporary Approach to Housing Ourselves.  They will be hosting the
organizing meeting and a follow-up workshop.

Prior to the Wednesday night meeting at 6:00 PM Wednesday, a slide
show will be presented on the cohousing concept.  Following the slide
show at 7:15 will be the organizing meeting.  Interested parties
please plan to attend.  The slide show and meeting are free.

At this meeting you can also sign up for the Group Formation Workshop
which will be held Saturday and Sunday November 19 and 20 at the same
location at the JC.

Following is a description of the planned Acacia Lane cohousing:
Santa Rosa location is 3.3 acres northeast of downtown.  
Situated on a quiet lane, the site has a rural feel, yet 
allows for easy access to Highway 101 and the lively 
small-city ambiance of Santa Rosa.  The site is located 
within the highly praised Rincon Valley School District.  
A short walk down a dirt road leads to a park, playground 
and elementary school, with junior and senior high 
schools also in the neighborhood.  Nearby, Annadel State 
Park offers hiking, boating, and other recreational 
Planned are up to 26 one- to four-bedroom units, plus 
common house.  Homes will be privately owned, market-rate 
units priced comparably to new housing in the area.
Project organizers must determine whether there is 
sufficient interest by the middle of December.  After 
extensive site search in Sonoma and Marin Counties, they 
are convinced that this Santa Rosa site offers the best 
current opportunity for cohousing in the area.  It is 
essential that you get involved now in order for the 
project to succeed.  Early involvement also allows 
maximum say in the planning and design of the community 
and individual homes, to best meet your needs.
For more information, call 
The CoHousing Company 
Berkeley, Ca
(510) 549-9980
Also feel free to email me, at

Don Maddox
donm [at]
Santa Rosa, Ca

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