From: Rob Sandelin (
Date: Sun, 28 Jun 1998 10:22:18 -0500
Our County made us put in 2.5 parking spaces per unit. Most families have 2 
cars, and the .5 is for guest parking. So for 12 homes this works out to 30 
parking spaces. In our first phase it averages out to slightly under 2 cars 
per house, some have 3 some have 1.  I think to plan for less than 2 might not 
be a good idea, especially in a rural area where people will drive more.  

Rob Sandelin
Sharingwood where there are 28 cars and 32 adults.

From:   cohousing-l [at] on behalf of Mac Thomson
Sent:   Saturday, June 27, 1998 3:36 PM
Subject:        PARKING SPACES

Another site design question . . . .

We're working on the plans for our rural cohousing neighborhood and
we're trying to decide how many parking spaces to build.  We've got
plenty of room for as many as we want, but we don't want to build more
than we need.  Could people living in community please take a minute to

How many homes do you have?
How many parking spaces do you have (including garage spaces)?
Is that the right number of parking spaces?  Too many?  Too few?

Thanks in advance for your responses.

           Mac Thomson                   San Juan Cohousing
           ganesh [at]                Durango, Colorado
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