|Re: Greater Hartford Cohousing's only viable site.. (Shelly Demeo)||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: MartyR707 (MartyR707aol.com)|
|Date: Sun, 8 Apr 2001 14:38:02 -0600 (MDT)|
In a message dated 4/8/01 10:01:25 AM, "Shelly Demeo" <shelldemeo [at] home.com> writes: > >Hello-- > >I had a questions for those of you living in cohousing right now. Do = >you have regrets about the site you chose? Do you feel your group had >to make sacrifices and let go of that perfect land ideal? And, if you >did made do with the site you had, are you glad you did? Or were you = >unable to "sell the site" to others.=20 > >Our group's only viable piece of land at the moment is a 40 acre parcel >of lightly-wooded farmland, abutting a high school in the small = >Connecticut town of East Granby. The problem is that the site is about >1/2 a mile from a gun club (some people are nervous about that although >it seems well regulated) and the site is close to Bradley International >Airport, here in Connecticut. While planes do not fly over our land, = >you definitely hear them around and occasionally see one low on the = >horizon. The pizza joint in town is called the Landing Zone Pizza = >House! I'd say your phrase "at the moment" is key. I live at Two Acre Wood in Sebastopol, CA on a site that we are all absolutely in love with. We had a very long and arduous land search process, with two other properties that fell through and several others that were considered. We were so desperate to have land and move forward, that we came close to settling for some "OK" parcels. I am so thankful we did not. When you are talking about building a place you may live for the rest of your life, I think it is pretty important to have a site that feels pretty right - for whatever reasons. I, personally, would have a pretty hard time living close to a gun club and an airport (flight patterns can change, development tends to intensify around airports, the sound of innocent birds being killed, and so on.) Not to put a damper on your plans, but I am saying I think it is worth holding out (if you can) for a site that feels really good. One thing that happened for us was that we were so set on a 5 acre parcel that we had overlooked the 2 acre piece that we now live on. It turned out to be perfect - once we got used to the idea of half the number of houses! So, be flexible in your vision too and more possibilities may present themselves. Good luck! Marty Roberts Two Acre Wood - where I was involved in the land search committee and all the other planning and development for five years before we moved in. It was hard - really hard -- but worth it!! _______________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list Cohousing-L [at] cohousing.org Unsubscribe info: http://www.communityforum.net/mailman/listinfo/cohousing-l
Re: Greater Hartford Cohousing's only viable site.. (Shelly Demeo) MartyR707, April 8 2001
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