Re: Increase in housing values: A boon or disaster for cohousing?
From: Martin Sheehy (
Date: Fri, 14 Jul 2006 08:03:30 -0700 (PDT)
Next, you'll have Medical Guild Doctors---the World's second oldest ' 
profession '---moving in and the tone of the neighborhood will surely drop!.
  ( Dr.) Marty.

Sharon Villines <sharon [at]> wrote:
On Jul 13, 2006, at 12:07 PM, Robert Heinich wrote:

> Sharon Villines, Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC said "We had 
> to run
> a brothel out of the building behind us ".
> Was the brothel a community business or did you force the brothel to 
> leave

Very funny!

It was actually very frustrating because the neighbors all knew what 
was going on but the city inspector had to witness the events and 
somehow that just never happened. For months. the Apple Spa was 
functioning with reportedly wall to wall beds with lovely Asian women 
on them. Downstair is the Chinese take-out many of us went to for food.

It has been a real lesson in how hard it is to maintain a neighborhood 
that is on the edge, tipping up or down.

We have some members who resent the limitations of living in a historic 
district and think it is silly since we do have pockets of things that 
are anything but historic. If we didn't have that designation, however, 
we would be run over with traffic and drugs.

Sharon Villines
Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC

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