Re: Defining Developer Driven
From: Cher Stuewe-Portnoff (
Date: Fri, 9 Feb 2007 09:05:22 -0800 (PST)
There is cohousing in Texas -- look at Austin (Kaleidoscope Village) where
the community is solidly on the brink of construction.

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From: earth1 [at] [mailto:earth1 [at]] 
Sent: Friday, February 09, 2007 6:11 AM
To: cohousing-l [at]
Subject: [C-L]_ Defining Developer Driven


Please don't send the details of Ecodevelopment's  LLC  
developer-driven model offline. Or if you do, please send them to me,  
too. I think the developer-driven model, if done correctly and with  
input from the cohousing residents, has the best chance of success  
with the most number of people. Most of the people I have discussed  
this with (I am in Texas doing research) do not want to come to years  
of meetings. I think they will participate in the community after  
cohousing is built because that is what they want to do, not because  
of years of meetings. If they did not want to participate in community  
or get that community elsewhere as in a church, there are LOTS of  
suburban developments in Texas for home purchases. And there is no  
cohousing in Texas because every one that I have heard about in this  
area failed--even after years of meetings.

I would like to hear from anyone who has information about  
developer-driven communities.

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