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From: David Heimann (heimanntheworld.com)
Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2007 17:16:18 -0800 (PST)

Hi Kristin,

Here is the Boston area we have three urban cohousing communities, Cambridge Cohousing, Cornerstone, and us (Jamaica Plain Cohousing). None of could have gotten built without parking, due really to zoning considerations that saleability ones. We really wanted to have no more than one space per household, our abutters were pushing for two per household, and we wound up with 1.5, though this does include guest, handicapped, and loading spots. While there's a very decent amount of street parking available in our neighbor, neither the abutters nor the zoning authorities would let us actually depend on this.

David Heimann
Jamaica Plain Cohousing

Date: Sun, 2 Dec 2007 09:05:16 -0800 (PST)
From: "Raines Cohen" <rc3-coho-L [at] raines.com>
Subject: Re: [C-L]_ No Parking
To: "Cohousing-L" <cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org>
        <62952. [at] webmail.raines.com>
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Does anyone know of any urban communities without any on-site
(we have street parking available). If so, were there any problems selling
the units due to this?


The sample base in cohousing is small, and biased towards rural/suburban,
plus a median age of community of more than seven years ago (which means
they were planned/approved at least 2-3 years before that), so it may not
have the best examples for you. There's been a rapid shift in values and
policies in this field in the past decade, but it is uneven. Given that
not every community participates on this list, you may not find the info
you're looking for here, although I see that the Eastern Village folks
have chimed in, and that's the closest example I can think of.


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