|Re: RFPs and developers||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Paul L. Della Maggiora (paulbarkingdog.us)|
|Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2007 04:32:41 -0800 (PST)|
While we are on the topic, Gabrielle and I are considering the use of a professional developer and builder for our proposed Footpath community. I'm coming to the conclusion that we can maintain affordability by avoiding the many and deep potholes being new developers brings. My goal is to get an ecological cohousing community built in an affordable manner, not to start a career in the development and building trades. We are talking with the builder who built Eno Commons cohousing next door. We felt he was professional, understood our needs, worked well with adversity and new ideas, and ultimately created a terrific product. And he has a mutual interest in learning how to do this profitably and in a repeatable fashion instead of doing the mcmansion neighborhoods of the past. The sticky part is this: the land owner we are purchasing from insists that we not sell the land to a third party, and he refuses to sell to professional companies (after having been burned). If we have someone do the development and building in a traditional sense, we would essentially be flipping the land. Additionally, Gabrielle and I insist on keeping creative control (within reason) in order to assure that we build a neighborhood with the features, asthetics, and cost that we believe meets what people are looking for. We want collaborative control over the design and values used for the grounds, commons house, other structures, and houses. By collaborative, I believe it requires our knowledge of what other cohousing neighborhoods have done and worked, and his knowledge of cost efficiencies and physical practicalities. Does anyone have any suggestions on how we might be able to partner to meet the above requirements? I suspect we would need to form a separate legal entity in which Gabrielle and I bring the land, sales, marketing, and community organizing to the table; and he brings the money, development, and building. He takes the majority of risk, so he gets the majority of profit. We place requirements on house design, house price, and use goals, and together we determine if we can develop the affordable, outfitted neighborhood at the costs he can provide. If so, great! If not, then we consider something different. Any opinions are appreciated! Thanks.
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