Re: language or experience help needed to persuade Planning Board that 6 unit max per building
From: Janet Kelly (janetkelly28gmail.com)
Date: Fri, 11 Dec 2009 07:05:02 -0800 (PST)
how many units are you proposing?

Janet Kelly
Arboretum Cohousing
Madison, Wi



On Thu, Dec 10, 2009 at 5:15 PM, Liz Ryan Cole <lizryancole [at] mac.com> wrote:

>
> ....is not the most environmental way to build homes.
>
> Our cooperative cohousing and hospitality business project is making
> good progress.  Right now we would like to persuade the Lyme (NH)
> Planning Board that the existing zoning language, which limits multi-
> unit buildings to no more than 6 units, is unnecessarily restrictive.
>
> Can anyone point us to experience and/or language that will help us.
> We are building in a rural area, in a town of 1800 people, near a
> village center. Almost all homes in town are single family.  We know
> that we have a better chance to build less expensive homes if they
> don't have to be stand alones. We also know in our cold climate that
> it is less expensive to heat shared-walled spaces and that we are
> much more likely to use the common house as a real living room,
> library, etc, if we don't have to put on boots, etc just to get there.
>
> Does anyone on this list have data and/or experience that can help?
> thanks!  liz
>
>
> Liz Ryan Cole
> Pinnacle Project
> Lyme, NH
> lizryancole [at] mac.com
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