|Re: Let's hear it for urban AND suburban AND rural cohousing||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Franklin Wayne Poley (fwpoleyvcn.bc.ca)|
|Date: Mon, 18 May 1998 13:48:24 -0500|
On Mon, 18 May 1998, Joani Blank wrote: > Three more urban cohousing communities for anyone who's counting > > 1. Cardiff Place in Victoria, BC > 2. Cambridge CoHousing (MA) > 3. Old Oakland CoHousing (CA) I know, we're not built yet but > groundbreaking's scheduled for May 27. Yay! Now this is really urban. Can > any other group claim being across the street from a 25 story > hotel/convention center, and having half a dozen even taller skyscrapers > within 4 or five city blocks of our door!. Also probably 100 restaurants > within five or six blocks (we're a block from Oakland's Chinatown), five of > them literally across the street with two or three more new ones right > downstairs in our building. > > Anyone who finds clustered housing in the midst of suburban sprawl areas > unappealing, might be most inspired by the areal photo of Windsong > (Langley, BC, outside of Vancouver) and its surrounding area that I saw > when visiting that community last fall.. In that picture, Windsong looks > like the veritable oasis it actually is. I could imagine drive through the > boring suburban sprawl on my way home from work. I think it would make me > appreciate my cohousing home all the more when I got there. > > Joani Blank > moving from Doyle St. to Old Oakland because the latter is more urban! Hello Co-Housing People: I just joined this list as the False Creek Project (see sig below) is likely to be a co-housing development or at least contain a co-housing development and I am likely to be buying into False Creek. I appreciated the thread "Too close for comfort" as I did live for 10 years in an old farm house on an acreage and shared it with 30-40 men, women and children over that time. Mostly it worked but there is a question of lifestyle preference. I noted the comment on this list that there is a lot of variation in co-housing. Frankly I think that what would appeal to most urban citizens to-day would be simply the old-fashioned community centre in each neighbourhood within walking distance and no pressure to use it. Would you call that co-housing? Sincerely-FWP. *** False Creek Model Village in Vancouver. Join the discussion of an exciting Millenium Project:http://www.onelist.com/subscribe.cgi/falsecreek to subscribe to list; http://www.vcn.bc.ca/fc for backgrounder ***
Let's hear it for urban AND suburban AND rural cohousing Joani Blank, May 18 1998
- Re: Let's hear it for urban AND suburban AND rural cohousing Franklin Wayne Poley, May 18 1998
- Re: Let's hear it for urban AND suburban AND rural cohousing Franklin Wayne Poley, May 25 1998
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