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|From: Fred H Olson (fholsonmaroon.tc.umn.edu)|
|Date: Fri, 26 Sep 1997 08:13:20 -0500|
I plan to attend the "Tour de Sprawl" here in the Twin Cities on Sunday. I got to thinking about our recent discussion of "city vs. country " and how cohousing fits in. I have a modest proposal to help keep us aware of thr problem. Development on the urban fringe that constitutes sprawl roughly corresponds to development beyond the availability of municipal sewage. In many (most?) places, controls are in place that restrict density of developments that do not have municipal sewage access. For example a cohousing community may be resticted to 15 units rather than the 30 they really want. In light of this I propose that we strive to include in lists of features of communities and proposed communities, related databases etc, prominent indication the type of sewage handling a site has or will have. I presume that most groups who get down to looking for sites keep this in mind already, but let me emphasize the key nature of sewage. Fred H. Olson advocate of retrofit cohousing http://freenet.msp.mn.us/housing/cohousing/homewood/ (We plan another attempt to start a neighborhood potluck this fall.) Fred H. Olson fholson [at] tc.umn.edu Minneapolis 55411 (612)588-9532 Amateur radio: WB0YQM List manager of: Cohousing-L See www.cohousing.org and nbhd-tc the Twin Cities Neighborhood issues list. See www.freenet.msp.mn.us
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