|RE: titles||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Lashbrook, Stephan (lashbrookci.wilsonville.or.us)|
|Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2001 14:40:01 -0700 (MST)|
Rick: You will find a certain amount of over-lap among those terms. I strongly suggest that you find out how the local jurisdiction (city, county, township, whatever) uses those terms in its zoning or development regulations and then use them the same way. If you find that the local jurisdiction does not even use the term that is best suited to your purposes, you may want to have it written in to their regulations. That can be an arduous task, but it may well be worth the effort. Never underestimate the importance of any positive contacts that you may have with the local decision-makers, whoever they are. They may well ultimately control whether your entire project can go forward. In simple terms, I see it like this: Planned Unit Developments (PUD's)-- a zoning tool intended to allow for creative development designs with common areas. Jurisdictions usually allow for clustering of units and lots that are smaller than the usual standard of the zone when they are part of a PUD. Be careful though, different jurisdictions handle PUDs completely differently from one to the next. Some places have no experience with them, others insist on them for every large development. Condos -- a type of ownership. Typically where the unit-owner buys only the individual unit and may or may not hold title to the ground under the unit or a share of common space. Homeowner associations -- the group with responsibilities for the upkeep of the common space and such other responsibilities as may be spelled out in the by-laws of the organization or the CC&Rs of the development. The H.A. may have rule-making authority or may only be a toke organization. Are you confused yet? Note that a cohousing development could be a PUD that creates condos and could end up with a homeowners' association. Let me know if I can help with deciphering local rules. I have been doing this for almost 30 years. Stephan Lashbrook -----Original Message----- From: rick juliusson [mailto:r_juliusson [at] yahoo.com] Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2001 1:20 PM To: cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org Subject: [C-L]_titles Could someone please explain, or point towards resources that explain, the difference between Planned Unit Developments (PUD's), condos, and homeowner associations? Our group has found land (85 acres) and is trying to figure out the best way to own the majority of land commonly, but have individual titles to our own houses. There's also a sacred hill on the site that we're considering putting in a trust, so information on how to do that would also be a great help. Thanks Rick __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Get email at your own domain with Yahoo! Mail. http://personal.mail.yahoo.com/?.refer=text _______________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list Cohousing-L [at] cohousing.org Unsubscribe info: http://www.communityforum.net/mailman/listinfo/cohousing-l _______________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list Cohousing-L [at] cohousing.org Unsubscribe info: http://www.communityforum.net/mailman/listinfo/cohousing-l
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