Upcoming events - Pleasant Hill cohousing, CA
From: Veena Achar (veenadnai.com)
Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2000 21:31:15 -0700 (MST)
Cohousing: Pleasant Hill - Upcoming EVENTS

At last a COHOUSING OPPORTUNITY in Contra Costa County!

We Are on the Move!
We have a site. We have preliminary designs that have been submitted to
the city..
We have a fun and interesting group with 17 households already signed
up! ...
And with some persistence and a little luck we¹ll start construction
by the end of the year!

Our vision is to create an intergenerational community designed to
friendships between neighbors while maintaining individual privacy. We
seeking others to join us in creating a 32-unit cohousing community in
Pleasant Hill. We welcome people of all backgrounds and families with
children! Come find out more about us at two March events, an open house

a picnic.

Our Site
Our 2.2 acre site is conveniently located near Highway 680 and BART with

easy access to shopping and recreation and a direct commute to San
(40 min. BART ride).  A 20-mile walking and bike path - Iron Horse Trail

runs adjacent to the site and then winds through the county from Dublin
Concord. A magnificent heritage oak tree shelters the property.

The City of Pleasant Hill
Pleasant Hill, population 31,000, is located 4 miles north of the
24 interchange.  Mostly a residential community with scattered
retail/commercial areas, it is bounded by the cities of Walnut Creek,
Lafayette, Concord, and Martinez. An abundance of good restaurants and
are within easy driving distance. Pleasant Hill is also currently
redeveloping its downtown to create a contemporary shopping district
blocks from the site.  The Diablo Valley Community College and the
YMCA are located in Pleasant Hill.  The city has good recreation
for all ages and regional walking/biking trails traverse it.  Briones
Regional park is just west of the city.

The Project
We are developing the project with the assistance of two well-known
in the field of cohousing, the CoHousing Company (Katie McCamant and
Durrett) and Wonderland Development Company (Jim Leach).  We have worked

with them to design our individual homes and the type and size of common

facilities - a 3,835 sq.ft. common house and a pool.  The common house,
dining room, kitchen, sitting area, kids  rooms, art room, workshop,
rooms, and laundry, allows us to share some meals and many parts of our
lives.  Individual homes (flats and townhouses) have one to four
with preliminary estimates ranging from $170,000 to $365,000.

To learn more about the Project
Pleasant Hill Cohousing will host an open house and slide show to inform

people about our project and cohousing in general. Our architects,
developer and those of us already committed to the project will be there

meet you and show you our designs. The open house will be followed, two
weeks later, by a picnic with special entertainment for children.

The open house is scheduled for Saturday afternoon, March 4, from 2 p.m.

5 p.m. The picnic will be held on Sunday, March 19, from 1 p.m. to 4
(see below for locations and call for more information). Mark your
with these events.

Come join us at one or both of these events, or contact us at

Open House and Slides
Saturday, March 4, 2-5 pm
Youth Education Room, Unity Church
1871 Geary Road, Walnut Creek
Please RSVP for childcare

Sunday March 19, 1-4 pm
Pleasant Hill Park, Area 3 (with trellis)
Corner of Gregory Lane & Cleveland, Pleasant Hill
(across from City Hall)

(Rain location for picnic: Pleasant Hill Community Center,
320 Civic Drive, McHale Room, Pleasant Hill)

Directions to the events:
Unity Church:  Going north on Hwy 680 toward Concord, take Treat/Geary
turn left on Treat over freeway, continue straight at light for half a
Pleasant Hill Park:  North on 680, take Contra Costa Blvd. exit,
straight for
3 blocks to Gregory, turn left for 1 block.  Right on Cleveland and left

into the parking area.

Pleasant Hill Cohousing
Finally, a Bay Area cohousing site with real summers!

Website:  http://members.aol.com/dancerbarb/
Email:  dancerbarb [at] aol.com
Veena Achar (veena [at] dnai.com)
Member - Pleasant Hill Cohousing - California

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