|Re: Wheelchair Accessibility||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: h . fang (h.fangatt.net)|
|Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2005 20:30:59 -0800 (PST)|
Hi All: I am also interested in learning more about accessibility for people with disabilities in cohousing. Helen -------------- Original message from Pacific Gardens Cohousing Community <cohousing [at] pacificgardens.ca>: -------------- > Hello everyone, > > Pacific Gardens Cohousing Community is currently in the design phase, and > our goal is to have 25 attached units (townhouse style) with a 5000 square > foot common house central to the building. We anticipate having 3 stories, > in order to minimize the footprint and preserve as much garden and natural > greenspace as possible. This means some of the units will be on the ground > floor, and others may have at least 2 stories. > > We are making critical decisions now on the layout of our units and common > house amenities. We would like to make the best use of interior space in > the units, so that they are efficient as well as comfortable. In general, > we don't want overly large rooms and hallways when smaller ones may give > more cupboards or closets and much needed storage space. > > Here are questions we would like feedback on: > > - What percentage of units should be wheelchair friendly, with wide > doorways, larger bathrooms ..? > - What size units should accommodate wheelchairs, 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom, 3 > bedroom etc.? > - How often has this been an issue in your cohousing community? Did people > have to sell and move away if they became dependent on a wheelchair? > - Did non wheelchair-bound people buy the specialized units, as a hedge > against their possible need later in life? > - Are units with stairs popular, or do they become a problem for current > residents and for resale? > > Thanks for your valued expertise. I'm sure this challenge has been met in > many different ways, so please respond with any advice you can share with us! > > Susana Michaelis > Pacific Gardens Cohousing Community, > Nanaimo BC, Canada > 250-754-3060 > > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/ > >
- Re: Wheelchair Accessibility, (continued)
- Re: Wheelchair Accessibility Ann Zabaldo, January 19 2005
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