Re: Southern Marin CoHousing
From: Virginia Moreland (
Date: Tue, 7 Apr 1998 07:03:35 -0500
"Yikes!" is right!  Joani, did they give any clues as to what these homes
will cost?  Unless someone donated the land, it would sound like this
project is a sure bet to be the world's most expensive cohousing. But of
course, you'd just sit and stare and the view and would never need to spend
a nickel on entertainment again. 

Ginny Moreland
East Lake Commons, Atlanta, GA
where our construction loan has been approved (but not quite closed yet),
23 contracts signed, but plenty available, and where units start at 1235
sq. ft. and around $88,000.00. No view of the ocean, but we'll have a pond.

At 03:11 AM 4/7/98 -0500, Joani Blank wrote:
>Yesterday, another member of the Old Oakland Group and I went to visit the
>Open Site for the new Southern Marin group. They have an option on the most
>magnificent site I could imagine. Get this. Ninety four heavily wooded
>acres high on a hillside overlooking Sausalito and Richardson Bay (San
>Francisco Bay). And just minutes from the northern end of the Golden Gate
>Bridge.  Yikes. a rural site that's a hop, skip and a jump from San
>Francisco. They plan to build either two or three 20-24 unit cohousing
>communities each with its own common house there. Marin County very
>ecologically aware, and so far the powers that be, and the early members of
>the group are pleased that they can build low buildings virtually out of
>site as one looks up the hill, and that they will have very minimal impact
>on land that once was slated for the development of 600+ homes or condos.
>They plan to build on only 2-3 acres out of those 94.  
>I can't remember if anyone from that group is lurking on this list or has
>posted here, but in case my enthusiastic testimonial has attracted your
>interest. you can contact them at 415-451-7227 or marincoho [at]
>I think that  after about 10 years in Old Oakland--let's see, that will be
>in 2008--I'll be tired of downtown living and try to get a place there.
>Then there's the city/country exchange plan the Oakland group has in the
>Joani Blank
>Currently a fan of urban cohousing, but you never know.......

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