Re: Touchstone Breaks Ground
From: Laura Fitch (
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2004 05:45:51 -0700 (PDT)
Great news Nick!

From, Laura and Mary

Laura E. Fitch, AIA
Principal Architect

Kraus-Fitch Architects, Inc.
110 Pulpit Hill Road
Amherst, MA  01002

413-549-7918 (fax)
lfitch [at]
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Nick Meima" <nick [at]>
To: <cohousing-l [at]>
Sent: Wednesday, October 13, 2004 11:37 AM
Subject: [C-L]_ Touchstone Breaks Ground

> This is to make an official announcement. Touchstone - the third cohousing
> community in Ann Arbor , Michigan has just broken ground. We believe this
> marks the first time in the U.S, that there are three cohousing
> side by side. The setting is quite natural with  over a hundred acres in
> the immediate area that will be left undeveloped.
> Touchstone features a wide array of floor plans, from a 500 square foot
> bedroom to a 1,600 square foot three bedroom. The one and two
> bedroom  units are designed as flats. The lower flat has use of a full
> basement. The upper flat has  a spacious walk up attic , with one or two
> dormers ,that is designed for maximum useable space. Prices start at
> $106,000-$330,000. Energy Star rated units are an option.
> These homes will be built using a modular home builder. This will speed up
> the construction process, and provide for high quality  construction , and
> more structural integrity than the typical onsite (stick built)
> construction. This is the result of an average of 30% more lumber used in
> modular building and  the building methods and  engineering requirements
> have each module be completely intact once set in place.
> This is the second project of the Cohousing Development Company.
> The web site is
> Thanks
> Nick Meima
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