|urban cohousing||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: cynthia . e . carpenter (cynthia.e.carpenterus.arthurandersen.com)|
|Date: Mon, 18 May 1998 11:10:06 -0500|
Matt Lawrence listed urban cohousing: >Doyle Street - Emeryville, CA >Southside Park - Saacramento, CA >N Street CoHousing - Davis, CA >Marsh Commens - Arcata, CA >Monterey CoHousing - Minneapolis, MN Don't forget us! Cambridge Cohousing, in Cambridge, MA. We have 41 units on 1 1/2 acres, which seems incredibly dense in comparison to other projects, though our site was zoned for 53 units when we bought it. I wouldn't say that we're revitalizing a neighborhood by building here. The neighborhood is already quite vital, in my eyes, but I'm fairly sure we'll have a "better" impact on the area than another straight development, which almost definitely would have come in if we hadn't. Also, in response to a couple of other related threads: We have two low-income units. Both were purchased by our local housing authority, though we subsidized them to the tune of about $30-40K (I've forgotten the exact numbers at this point). As someone who's really struggled to afford a market-rate unit, it does feel quite significant that we increased our own units' prices to be able to include these units, even though the ratio of low-income to market housing is low. We have more diversity in size and price of dwelling than what Rob Sandelin described (about $90 to $350k, for studios to large 3 bedroom townhouses), but the small, less expensive units are really only suitable for singles or couples, so the diversity isn't as great as one might hope. - Cindy Cambridge Cohousing, where we're about halfway moved in, with the rest to follow over the next couple of months There are others listed as "low-income housing", but I don't know how many of them are in an urban setting. There are also quite a few listed that I have absolutely no idea whether or not they aree in an urban setting. Can anyone expand upon this list?
- Urban Cohousing, (continued)
- Re: urban cohousing Denise Meier and/or Michael Jacob, May 18 1998
- urban cohousing Design Coalition Inc., May 18 1998
- Re: urban cohousing Sanda Everette, May 20 1998
- urban cohousing Shirley DiMatteo and Mel Shelly, July 3 2003
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