|Re: Southern Marin cohousing||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: The Bigony Family (bigonyworldnet.att.net)|
|Date: Wed, 8 Apr 1998 13:01:49 -0500|
To subscribers of Cohousing-L from Donna Lomp Bigony of Deerwood Village I¹m writing to ask for help of anyone who has a friend or friends in the town of Hopkinton, MA. Our group is currently pursuing 3 different parcels of land in Hopkinton that we may end up building on. The planning board has written a cohousing zoning to enable us to do that. (There is no zoning in Massachusetts written for cohousing and only one other in the country. This zoning bylaw is a major victory for our group and for cohousing in general!) Here¹s the catch. The bylaw, although written and recommended by the planning board needs to be passed by a 2/3 vote at town meeting in May. We need Hopkinton residents to support it! Do you know anyone who might? Please give them a call (or give us their phone numbers and we¹ll call them). Tell them about the two informational meetings being held at the High School on Sat. April 25 from 2:00-4:00 and Tues. April 28 from 7:00-9:00 PM. Encourage them to attend one and then attend town meeting and vote yes for cohousing. The cohousing zoning benefits Hopkinton in the following ways: It offers more affordable housing for single people and elderly, creating more diversity in housing and people moving in (all new development in Hopkinton consists of $300,000 and $400,000 colonials with young families moving in). It offers 1 and 2 bedroom units as well as 3 and 4 bedrooms (smaller units are scarce and no longer being built in the town. Empty-nesters are being forced out of town when they move out of their larger homes. Young families moving into town and using the school system create a tax burden that singles and elderly do not). The zoning requires that minimum 40% of land will be dedicated as conservation land (current developments cut down 90 to 100% of the trees). The cohousing zoning requires lower density than other zonings (less homes per acre than a conventional neighborhood). Please call anyone in Hopkinton you know who might be supportive. Give them our number if they have questions: Glenn and Donna Bigony (508) 359-5910. Thank you! Peace, love, and joy, Donna
- Re: Southern Marin CoHousing Joani Blank, April 7 1998
- Re: Southern Marin cohousing Cheryl Charis-Graves, April 8 1998
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