|Urban Affordable Cooperative Cohousing Developments||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Joelyn Malone (JKMalonecomcast.net)|
|Date: Sat, 7 Feb 2009 11:37:50 -0800 (PST)|
Responding to 2-5-09 message from: Jennifer <jms1970us [at] yahoo.com> Subject: [C-L]_ Urban Affordable Cooperative Cohousing Developments"I'm a graduate student at the University of Massachusetts, and I?m completing my degree in regional planning. My master?s thesis research is on urban affordable cooperative cohousing developments. I am looking for information about urban affordable cohousing and cooperative/cohousing hybrid developments possibly in the New England or New York metro areas."
Jennifer - I'm very excited to see this. I'm also looking for existing models of affordable cooperative cohousing, and ideas on appropriate markets and business models for these. Monterey Cohousing Community in Minneapolis, where I live, is a great example. But of course not anywhere near New York or New England. I've just taken on the role of Interim Executive Director of the NorthCountry Cooperative Foundation here in Minneapolis, and have been thinking a lot about existing cooperative enterprise development models that could provide a much sounder foundation than what's currently available, for how small groups of committed individuals can become effective business partners with developers to create cohousing communities. There are lots of resources out there that we can make use of, that typical cohousing core groups probably don't know about or have easy access to. I'd love to partner with you to exchange ideas on the possible benefits of this model, and where this market niche idea might best be applied (cities where conditions are favorable, including critical numbers of people interested in cohousing). I'd also love to hear from anyone else who is interested. The web site for the National Association of Housing Cooperatives,http://www.coophousing.org/ is a great place to look if you can't find specific info on Cohousing cooperatives. They have toolkits for developing cooperative housing, but their focus is still on nonprofit developers being the initiators, not the future coop residents themselves. With the foreclosure crisis, there may be affordable properties available that would make great "retrofit" cohousing communities. It's something we plan to look at for here in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. Joelyn Malone 9520926-8554 Monterey Cohousing Community ... where I'm now wearing yet another hat in addition to running Malone Consulting and Cohousing Advocates!
Urban Affordable Cooperative Cohousing Developments Jennifer, February 5 2009
Re: Urban Affordable Cooperative Cohousing Developments Mabel Liang, February 8 2009
- Re: Urban Affordable Cooperative Cohousing Developments Diane, February 8 2009
- Urban Affordable Cooperative Cohousing Developments Joelyn Malone, February 7 2009
- Re: Urban Affordable Cooperative Cohousing Developments Mabel Liang, February 8 2009
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