|Re: cohousing w/in larger development||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Jim Nordgaard (jimnjriver.jriver.com)|
|Date: Tue, 30 Jul 1996 16:58:05 -0500|
Mable Kinzie wrote: > > We at Charlottesville Cohousing are in the site selection process. A local > developer has some interest in working with us to incorporate a cohousing > neighborhood within his larger development and he wants to know if > residents of the larger development will be able to join us for dinner, use > some of the common facilities, etc. Here at Monterey Cohousing Community (MOCOCO) there are associate members, who live outside of the community (with one exception, who rents a room here). Beyond a nominal monthly dues, associate members are expected to participate in meetings and work teams, as well as enjoy the benefits of the community. This serves not only as an intermediate step to becoming a resident member, but for those who wish to be part of the community but are unable to live here. You could tell the developer, sure, as long as those residents are also willing to participate in building and maintaining your community. What you need to avoid is letting the developer think he can promise free "community services" from your community, to his prospective buyers, without mentioning the obligations. A requirement of a formal "associate" type membership might make this clear. It might be tempting to (if it comes to this) bow to such demands from the developer in order for the community to happen at all, however, IMO, this would seriously risk to whole spirit of the community. -- Jim Nordgaard ~~ Spider Creek ~~ Monterey Cohousing Community ~~ Jimn [at] jriver.com ~~ Green Party of Minnesota ~~ J. River, Inc. ~~
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