|Cohousing Tour--S.F. Bay Area--Feb. 16 (fwd)||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Fred H Olson (fholsoncohousing.org)|
|Date: Mon, 7 Jan 2002 18:27:01 -0700 (MST)|
Joani Blank <joani [at] swansway.com> is the author of the message below. It was posted by Fred the Cohousing-L list manager <fholson [at] cohousing.org> because the message included HTML ; PLEASE do not post HTML, see http://csf.colorado.edu/cohousing/2001/msg01672.html -------------------- FORWARDED MESSAGE FOLLOWS -------------------- If you live in the Bay Area or are planning a visit to this area, you may wish to participate in the tour described here. This will be the last Northern California tour to be led by Ken Norwood of the Shared Living Resource Center, author of Rebuilding Community in America, who has been leading these tours several times a year for more than six years. The tour previously scheduled by Ken for May 11 will be led by me and Karen Hester from Temescal Commons Cohousing also in Oakland. So keep this in mind if you cannot attend the February tour but might be available in the Spring. [If you would like to look at another, briefer description of SLRC's Tours, check out this url:] http://www.cohousing.org/news/slrc_tour.html I'm posting the text of Ken's current flyer here for more details about the February 16 tour: Hello, this is Ken Norwood, Director of the Shared Living Resource Center, Inc. (SLRC) in Berkeley, California. <www.sharedliving.org> The next SLRC Cohousing Tour is on February 16, 2002. Some of you are relatively new to Cohousing and Cooperative Community concepts, so you, your family, and friends will probably be interested in this tour, or one of the others in the future (see below*) If you have already been on a SLRC tour please pass this notice on to others in your core group, family, friends, work mates, and email lists. By so doing you may trigger other dissatisfied urban dwellers to seek a new direction in their lives that they have silently desired. Spread the word about this tour, and your wings, and change the world by changing your own lifestyle into Cohousing. *SPECIAL NOTICE!: This is the last Cohousing tour I will be leading. I have enjoyed producing and leading these SLRC tours for over six years, but now have decided to turn my creative expression to writing more books, and articles related to “community.” However, the tours are saved. Joani Blank, a resident of Swan's Market Cohousing, formerly a co-owner at Doyle Street Cohousing, and a board member of The [North American] Cohousing Network will be leading a similar tour in May of this year. Joani led a very successful Bay Area tour during the July 2001 North American Cohousing Conference in Berkeley. She will join us for the Feb. 16 tour, and will lead the May tour in place of SLRC and Ken. In future years these tours may become a regular program of The Cohousing Network. Wake-Up Call — 2002 “It is Time for Community in America” Next Tour: Saturday, February 16, 2002, 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Shared Living Resource Center's (SLRC) Tour of Cohousing and Cooperative Communities is for families, couples, & singles seeking Cohousing, AND, city officials, planners, architects, lenders, and for profit and non-profit housing developers. These tours, by Ken Norwood, AICP, Architect-Planner, address the need for Family-Friendly Livable Communities, Sustainable Development, and protection of Farmland & Open Space while creating private family friendly living places and common places in ecological villages. Tour Arrangements Tour Cost is $75, bring your lunch; Reservations, call 510-548-6608; Pay by check to SLRC Tour, address below, or by charge card on phone or email <slrcnorwood [at] earthlink.net>. Cancellation Policy: $50 refund before Feb. 4th.. and $35 refund for later cancellations only if all bus seats are taken by someone else before February 15th. Lunch: Important! Bring your lunch to eat in the “N” Street Cohousing’s totally redesigned backyards— a must see. There is no room on the schedule for stops at a store. Meeting Place & Time: Meet at 2337 #9 Parker Street @ 8:00 a.m. on February 16th. Take I-80 to Ashby Ave. or University Ave. off ramps to Shattuck to Parker, or BART to dntn. Berkeley, & a 5 min. bike, AC Bus #40L to Parker Street, or 10-15 min., walk South. The SLRC Book and other books on community will be available. The tour price of “Rebuilding Community in America:....” will be $22.00 including tax (reg'ly $24.50+ tax) See <www.sharedliving.org> for more about the book and other “community” resources. Livable Community Models for the 21st Century • Doyle Street Cohousing, Emeryville, Calif. (45 min. visit) This was a factory building redesigned for in-town housing of 12 varied size units, with a common kitchen, dining, and social area, laundry, workshop, playroom, decks, and a hot tub. It was the first in the Bay area.. • Swans Marketplace Cohousing, Oakland, Calif.. NEW in 2000! (45 min. visit) These 20 units and a common house, with kitchen, dining, and other amenities, are part of the historic preservation of the old Swans Market in a mixed use downtown transit-neighborhood. • Pleasant Hill Cohousing, Pleasant Hill, Calif. NEW in 2001! ( 45 min. visit) Another urban infill Cohousing, 32 units and common house on 2.2 acres. Mixed ages and family types, next to the Iron Horse Trail with easy access to BART. • N Street Cohousing, Davis, Calif.: (Lunch Stop, 1-1/4 hr. visit) 14 adjacent existing 2-4 bedrm. houses and back yards joined as one community, with amenities: a sauna, hot tub, chickens, play areas, etc. The first fence was removed in 1989, and in 1992 the common house was remodeled from an existing house. (We may do a drive-by of Village Homes nearby) • Muir Commons, Davis, Calif.: (Drive-by only) The first Cohousing in America in the Danish village street format has 26 units, a large common house, a work shop, bicycle sheds, and orchards, vines, and gardens on 2-1/2 acres. • Temescal Cohousing, Oakland, Calif.: NEW in 2000! (45 min. visit) This 9 unit community cluster shows how Cohousing can upgrade existing older neighborhoods with a mix. of new infill development, reuse, and the rehab. of a historic farm house. It is ecologically designed with many green building features and the roofs are made of solar panels. • Berkeley Cohousing, Berkeley, Calif.: (Drive-by & photo stop only) This 14 unit mixed use new residential infill, reuse, and rehab cluster on 3/4 acre began with the farm house many years ago, which now is the common house. It is near the North Berkeley BART station. . • Parker Street Co-operative, Berkeley, Calif. (45 min. visit) This Limited Equity Housing Cooperative (LEHC) is 24 one bedroom units in two three story 54 year old buildings, with new common amenities created by members who co-own/co-manage this below market rate Co-op. It is Time for Creating Sustainable Cities, Reversing Global Warming, and Coping With Global Economics. See Why Cohousing Communities Are Gaining Popularity. Are You Ready for the 21st. Century? _______________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list Cohousing-L [at] cohousing.org Unsubscribe and other info: http://www.communityforum.net/mailman/listinfo/cohousing-l
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