|Conflict Resolution at Terra Firma||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Fred H. Olson (fholsoncohousing.org)|
|Date: Fri, 27 Nov 1998 16:23:33 -0600|
Paul Weber <cheza [at] silvan.com> is the author of the message below but due to a problem it was posted by the Fred the list manager: owner-cohousing-L [at] cohousing.org -------------------- FORWARDED MESSAGE FOLLOWS -------------------- Hi Folks, Paul Weber from Terra Firma here. Some of you may recall some of my postings in the last couple of months regarding our conflicts with our neighbours (and thanks for your advice and support). Well we've at least started a dialogue, and things seem to be moving forward, though not without difficulties. Our neighbours have many concerns regarding the impact of our community on the neighbourhood. What I am looking for is information from any other urban co-housing communities, that have been set-up in already existing urban areas and had to fit into a neighbourhood (e.g border on houses who aren't co-housing members). Our neighbours are particularly interested in learning whether there are other urban communities which have a common fence. We, for example, took down all the fences between properties and only have one common perimeter fence that borders on our neighbours yards. They are concerned about our meetings/dinners etc and the noise they generate (as well as several other issues). Our feeling at this point is that continued dialogue and brainstorming around the problem areas is how we will move towards addressing concerns. Our neighbours agree but also want the City to do a study on co-housing. We've agreed to support this request in the spirit of working things out If any other communities have dealt with these kind of problems I'd love to hear from you. cheers, Paul Weber Terra Firma Ottawa, Canada
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