|New Member Introduction||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: OtisWalker (OtisWalkeraol.com)|
|Date: Thu, 19 Jan 95 01:13 CST|
Hi everyone! I have just joined the list and I want to introduce myself and my cohousing group. We are the Westchester Cohousing Community, a group still, alas, in the planning stages. The group has been around for about five years, in one form or another, attempting to build a community in the suburban county just north of New York City and drawing our members from all over the metropolitan area. The fact that we have been struggling so long to get off the ground is due primarily to the difficulty of finding an appropriate site: land is not only scarce, but frightfully expensive here and very little of it is zoned for multi-family housing. We are investigating right now the feasibility of a particulary lovely site, a former sanitarium, with many existing buildings that must be renovated (at a higher cost than building new). This fact, plus the ever problematic sewer and water issue, may force us to move on once again. We have a core group of eight households, who have made a financial commitment, and another four associate members. We hope to have around 25 households. Diversity is something we strive for and we do have a wide range of ages represented. We would like to attract more families with children and more minority members. If it were feasible to include some subsidized, affordable units in our communiity, we would readily do so, but we have confronted the same discouraging responses to our inquiries in this area as other groups have. We welcome all inquiries and new members! You may write to us here (OtisWalker [at] aol.com), or if you are in the area, call 914-639-4146. We have a lot of questions for the forum, but I will save the barrage for another time. Meg Walker Westchester Cohousing Community P.O. Box 475 Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706
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