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|From: Conkling, Rowena (Conklingvolpe1.dot.gov)|
|Date: Mon, 29 Jul 1996 09:26:52 -0500|
Hi Donna Our group is currently called Cambridge Cohousing - very dull but we haven't had time to deal with picking a new name. One of our households happens to consist of the partners in Oaktree, Inc., and Oaktree is acting as our developer. The group started in January 1995, I came aboard about a year ago, and we went through two sites until we found our current site early this year. We have a P&S on the site on Richdate Ave. in Cambridge, a few minutes from Porter Square, and expect to close September 9. At this time we are holding meetings several times a week on design matters (I thnk the architect really appreciates the input from the group, we certainly appreciate seeing our ideas respected), completing our membership (25 full, 4 prospective, 12 to go), and financing (we have the purchase price, long-term affodability is still a problem), sustainability (we are probably going with the Eco-Design Housing), etc. Cornerstone isbasically an Arlington group, although most recently they were looking at a Cambridge site (I understand the owner/developer pulled out). They have been working for several years with the Cohousing Center in Watertown. A couple of Cornerstone households recently joined Cambridge Coho. We've been so busy getting the community off the ground, we haven't had much time for hanging on the Web, etc. Once we have our permit and construction is starting we'll be able to lay back a bit. I think our group has attracted type-A people or something. The core group members all seemed to feel that working together was the best way to get to know each other in depth - we've now got some new members who are much more into socializing and, guess what, the original members like it just fine. We just had a week-end "retreat" on the Cape where we got a lot of "community-building" work done and also had a blast - turns out there are a lot of music makers in the group as well as some terrific cooks! Rowena I now have my own e-mail address: Rowenac [at] worldnet.att.net ---------- From: Donna L. McDaniel To: Rowena Subject: Question Date: Sunday, July 28, 1996 7:18PM Hi.. I'm sending you a copy of my article but also wondering when I see you talking about "Cambridge cohousing" what group you mean... are you with Oaktree (assuming not Cornerstone) or is there anotheer Cambridge group? In fact, now that I think of it, tghere must be since you are talking about having land and not sure the others do. Interested in knowing what's up. Thanks. Donna
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