|Developer Seminar Information||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Zpaiss (Zpaissaol.com)|
|Date: Mon, 8 Sep 1997 13:45:55 -0500|
September 8, 1997 Dear CoHousers: Greetings from sunny Colorado! In case you have not heard, CoHousing is currently receiving a great deal of national media attention with this past Sunday article in The New York Times, and upcoming stories on CNN, "Sunday Good Morning America" and NBC "Dateline." CoHousing is increasingly receiving coverage as a mainstream housing option in the U.S. I am writing because you are committed to the concept of CoHousing, and for those of you in not yet living in a CoHousing community, I am sure you would like to move the process forward as quickly as possible. One way to do that is to encourage any development professionals you are working with to attend the upcoming seminar Developing CoHousing Communities: The Keys to Success scheduled for October 15-17 here in Colorado. This seminar, now in its second year, presents a rare opportunity to learn firsthand from the country's top CoHousing experts which pitfalls to avoid, and how to create and build a CoHousing community working with tried methods. The open and frank sharing from these experienced professionals can greatly reduce the time required to create your community. The seminar will take place from Wednesday, October 15 - Friday, October 17 at the Nyland CoHousing Community in Lafayette, CO (about 30 minutes from Denver), and will include an extensive guided tour of several Denver metro area CoHousing neighborhoods. Speakers giving presentations this year include: * Jim Leach, president of Wonderland Hill Development Company of Boulder, Colorado, and the developer of six CoHousing communities, more than any other developer in the U.S. Neighborhoods Jim has built in Colorado include Nyland, Harmony Village, Greyrock Commons, Highline Crossing, Nomad, plus Tierra Nuevo in San Luis Obispo, California. * Kathryn McCamant and Chuck Durrett, architects and the husband-wife design team who co-authored CoHousing: A Contemporary Approach to Housing Ourselves, the classic text of the CoHousing movement. * Chris Hanson, a development consultant since 1981, who has assisted more than 15 CoHousing groups with all aspects of the CoHousing process. Chris was the founder and co-developer of the Winslow CoHousing project near Seattle, WA, and the project manager for Cardiff Place and Windsong in Canada. * Zev Paiss, co-founder and president of the Rocky Mountain CoHousing Association (RMCA), managing editor of CoHousing: The Journal of the CoHousing Network, and the producer of the first video on the CoHousing movement, "Neighborhoods for People." He has consulted with more than 20 communities around the country on issues of marketing, site selection, group process and understanding the development process. If you have a professional developer or builder you would like to or are already working with, please pass on thier mane and address and I will mail out one of the seminar brochures. A cost effective solution is for the developer and a representative(s) of your community to attend the seminar together. The cost of the three day seminar, including an all-day guided tour of several CoHousing communities, is $995 plus local accommodations. Discounts will be offered for additional attendees from the same organization or two or more people listed on the same registration form. While $995 may seem like a lot of money for a future CoHousing resident, a developer embarking on a multi-million dollar project will end up saving tens of thousands of dollars from the information gained at this seminar. The $1,000 investment equals about $10,000 worth of invaluable consulting services. If you have questions or would like any additional information, please feel free to call me at (303) 554-1799 or email me at Kayruth [at] aol.com. Sincerely, Kay Abrahams Marketing Director
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