|Re: Re: Use of Common Space||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: OCC611ng (normangausscharter.net)|
|Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2005 23:34:28 -0700 (PDT)|
Marta: Included in the title of each condo is a small exclusive use common area in the back of the unit. Normally this is a concrete patio, but sometimes it is a deck. Some people would like to define a piece of community-owned land in addition to their patio or deck as their expanded exclusive use common area, and surround it by a fence. It has been argued that if there is no upkeep required from the community of this area, there logically should be no charge for it. In most cases there will be fences, in which case upkeep of the fence might be a reason to charge for the space. As for parking spaces, there is a need for upkeep of the pavement. This can be a justification for charging a fee for parking. If we use the argument that anything required of the community for upkeep of these facilities requires payment from the people using them, then there is likely no double standard. In fact, that will be the reasoning I intend to follow in setting policy on private-use areas. Norm Gauss ----- Original Message ----- From: "Marta Vanegas, Concordia Organizer" <admin [at] concordiacohousing.org> To: <cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org> Sent: Friday, September 16, 2005 6:30 PM Subject: [C-L]_ Re: Use of Common Space > > Norm, > > You wrote: > > "Each condominium home is already entitled to one free > parking space. Only extra ones need to be paid for. > > Both the extra parking spaces and the private-use areas are community-owned land. I think that there is a double standard here where parking spaces must be paid for, but private-use areas behind people's homes are free." > > IMHO, there is no double standard here: the private-use area behind people's homes is analogous to their one free parking space that is provided with no charge. If one of the households would want to carve out more private-use garden than the size allotted to each households, they should pay extra for that. > > > > Marta R. Vanegas > Community Organizer > Concordia Cohousing > admin [at] concordiacohousing.org > www.concordiacohousing.org > > "Be the change you wish to see in the world" - Mahatma Gandhi > > Cohousing - Building an Old Fashioned Neighborhood in a New Way > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/ >
- Re: Use of Common Space Marta Vanegas, Concordia Organizer, September 16 2005
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