|Re: Businesses inside cohousing or nearby or....||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Hank Obermayer (hobermayerigc.apc.org)|
|Date: Wed, 9 Oct 1996 19:26:30 -0500|
Mmariner writes: >- How about a coho site in an existing mixed-use urban site where business >structures were already intermixed with residential or where residential >units were built above the business? The facilities issues could be >lessened. Perhaps existing businesses could be brought into the coho plans >in some small (or large) degree. This is difficult to do because of zoning issues except in the middle of cities, and even then only some cities. My understanding is that Old Oakland Cohousing is going to be in a mixed use rehabbed building. I'm sure Joani can speak to that. It is still not community businesses, but there is nothing stopping someone in the cohousing community from opening a business in the building. SF EcoVillage is trying to buy a few houses on one block, like N-Street or On Going Concerns. We are looking in two small areas, one of which is a very small park with a mixture of residential buildings and mixed use buildings (residential above storefronts) looking onto it. We seriously considered two neighboring buildings that would have given us 6 units of housing with two storefronts underneath. Both storefronts are occupied by a non-profit community arts group offering art classes, mural tours, etc. If we had bought the buildings we probably would have tried to create some sort of TIC/co-ownership agreement with the nonprofit. They would like to buy the buildings themselves, but don't have the money. As it is, they will probably be evicted by the new owners. Hank Obermayer hobermayer [at] igc.apc.org San Francisco Eco-Village (for lack of a better name)
- Re: Businesses inside cohousing or nearby or.... Mmariner, October 8 1996
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