|Re: Asheville Harmony Village Open House (Ann Zabaldo)||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Patricia Johnson (pjohnsonpayahoo.com)|
|Date: Fri, 2 Apr 2010 20:44:26 -0700 (PDT)|
Hi Ann, Thanks for your kind comments about Asheville Harmony Village and our Open House. I'm awfully busy these days so just now getting a chance to reply to you. We appreciate your interest in our project. To answer your questions: Who is the "developer?" Arthur Carter, a local developer originally from Baton Rouge, LA who has been in business for 30 plus years in the Asheville area. How did you find the site? A local Realtor, Kathy Beveridge who is active in the Communities movement knew the site had been sold so she called Art (the buyer) to see if he would be interested in making it a CoHousing development. He was not familiar with CoHousing but agreed to consider it. Several active communitarians began helping him understand the concept and the project evolved into a real CoHousing project. How did you finance it? And the construction? The developer obtained financing for this project including the construction from the Bank of Asheville. The bank is not a fan of CoHousing, but they have gone along with this project because of the developer's reputation and his history with them and others in the Asheville area. How were you able to move so quickly? Moving quickly is a relative term. The bank and Art do not think we have moved quickly. However in terms of Communities, we have moved faster than some primarily because we are working with a professional developer who knows lots of people in the building industry. In addition, Art already had approval for his plan from the City Council of Asheville with a 7 to 0 unanimous vote which is unheard of in these parts. Of course his plan had to be modified but these changes just had to go to a technical review committee and did not have to go back to City Council which contributed to our progress. How many units have you sold? We have 2 units nearing completion that are under contract and 2 others that are for sale. We have 3 others in our forming group who have made a refundable $1000.00 reservation and several other very interested parties who attend our meetings but have not yet made a reservation. Two of the eleven units will be affordable rentals for the first 3 years as required by the city. After the 3 years, we as a community will need to decide if we want to keep these 2 units as rentals or let them be sold as the other 9 units were. Obviously, we're seeking new members but we hope to guide those prospective members in a self-selection process to find a good match for all of us. We ask potential members to read at least one book on CoHousing and agree to be trained in consensus decision making along with attending some of our Forming Group Meetings and joining us for social and fun activities. If potential members are not familiar with CoHousing, then we do a lot more educating to help them understand. Hope many of you can join us for our Open House on Sunday, April 11 from 1:00 - 5:00pm or check out our website at www.ashevilleharmonyvillage.com. Thanks again for asking about Asheville Harmony Village. Take care. Best regards, Pat Johnson, Forming Group Member ________________________________ From: "cohousing-l-request [at] cohousing.org" <cohousing-l-request [at] cohousing.org> To: cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org Sent: Thu, March 25, 2010 6:16:30 AM Subject: Cohousing-L Digest, Vol 74, Issue 26 Send Cohousing-L mailing list submissions to cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org To subscribe or unsubscribe via the World Wide Web, visit http://lists.cohousing.org/mailman/listinfo/cohousing-l or, via email, send a message with subject or body 'help' to cohousing-l-request [at] cohousing.org You can reach the person managing the list at cohousing-l-owner [at] cohousing.org When replying, please edit your Subject line so it is more specific than "Re: Contents of Cohousing-L digest..." Today's Topics: 1. Lancaster Cohousing update (Kathy Bashford) 2. Asheville Harmony Village Open House (Patricia Johnson) 3. Re: Asheville Harmony Village Open House (Ann Zabaldo) 4. Attend the Conference and Live in Cohousing (Zev Paiss) 5. Beep! Beep! It's the MAC Spring Bus Tour (Ann Zabaldo) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message: 1 Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2010 21:50:24 +0000 From: Kathy Bashford <kathybashford [at] googlemail.com> Subject: [C-L]_ Lancaster Cohousing update To: Kathy <Kathy [at] lancastercohousing.org.uk> Message-ID: <eb0a90851003231450x3f93e543jcd9374ab799d20fb [at] mail.gmail.com> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=windows-1252 Dear All Here?s the latest from Lancaster Cohousing. There?s lots more information on our website www.lancastercohousing.org.uk. Cheers, Kathy Kathy [at] lancastercohousing.org.uk *Exciting News Update* - We?ve recently welcomed 3 new households and there is just 1 of one of our home types left! - We plan to submit our planning application in the next couple of weeks; see the website for our site design and home designs. - In January we (with 2 other local organisations) won a ?500,000 Low Carbon Community Challenge (LCCC) grant to refurbish the mill building, install new solar panels, and develop a develop a community owned hydro-electric scheme! - Our new address / site name is 'Forge Bank'! *Joining* Our next phase of recruitment has already started as the deadline is June 27 th for a decision on July 10th. We welcome all applications and would particularly encourage families and under 35?s and households who wish to use workspace in the mill. Please see the ?join? page for more information and an application form to become a prospective member. *Public Events* Monthly site tours begin again this Sunday. If you wish to meet us please come to one of our public events; 16:15 *Mill tour** (by request)* Members of the Commercial Development Group of the Cohousing Project will show you round the Mill and help you to think about possibilities for your business/organisation/office/workshop needs. Contact info [at] lancastercohousing.org.uk to book or for more info. 4th Sunday every month (including this Sunday March 28th!) 11am *Brunch* WhaleTail 1.30pm *Site tour* Sat April 17th 13.00 Transition City Lancaster Launch (Storey Institute, Lancaster) 17.30 *Communal meal* (Friends Meeting House, Lancaster, prospective members only) Saturday April 24th Come and meet some of us at the *National Cohousing conference* in London! More info at www.cohousing.org.uk. Sunday April 25th 2.45 for 3pm *Information afternoon* (Youth and Community Centre, Halton) A brief presentation introducing the project and an opportunity to ask questions and meet members. Please contact us in advance if you would like us to provide a cr?che for this event (there is a children?s room booked). Sunday May 23rd 12.45 for 1pm *Integration afternoon* (Gregson, Lancaster, prospective members only) An opportunity to find out a lot more detail about the project; how decisions are made, where we have got to in the process, how to access information, where and when we meet and socialise etc etc. Please contact us in advance if you would like us to provide a cr?che for this event (there is a children?s room booked). ------------------------------ Message: 2 Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2010 20:52:42 -0700 (PDT) From: Patricia Johnson <pjohnsonpa [at] yahoo.com> Subject: [C-L]_ Asheville Harmony Village Open House To: cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org Message-ID: <915006.66981.qm [at] web63508.mail.re1.yahoo.com> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii ATTENTION: COHOUSERS! Asheville Harmony Village is pleased to announce an OPEN HOUSE on Sunday 4/11/10 at 29 Myra Place (off Old Haywood Road) in Asheville, NC 28806 from 1:00-5:00pm. Come and see our Cottage CoHousing Community of 11 Units now under construction. Planned Features include: * NC Healthy Built Gold * Universal Accessibility * Common House * Organic Gardens * Rainwater Harvesting If you're serious about CoHousing, so are we! Only a few units left. For more information, contact Pat Johnson at (828) 505-4366 or check out our website at www.ashevilleharmonyvillage.com. Hope you can join us! ------------------------------ Message: 3 Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2010 08:24:34 -0400 From: Ann Zabaldo <zabaldo [at] earthlink.net> Subject: Re: [C-L]_ Asheville Harmony Village Open House To: Cohousing-L <cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org> Message-ID: <4574EAD1-BD18-4F6E-BF8B-91981DB55987 [at] earthlink.net> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII; format=flowed; delsp=yes Wow! Patricia! Congrats! It's a sweet site and site plan. (And your website is cool, too!) And tell us MORE! I'm interested in the "backstory." Who is the "developer?" How did you find the site? How did you finance it? And the construction? How were you able to move so quickly? How many units have you sold? Love to know more about the whole project! Best -- Ann Zabaldo Takoma Village Cohousing Washington, DC Principal, Cohousing Collaborative, LLC Falls Church VA 703 663 3911 On Mar 23, 2010, at 11:52 PM, Patricia Johnson wrote: > > ATTENTION: COHOUSERS! > Asheville Harmony Village is pleased to announce an OPEN HOUSE on > Sunday 4/11/10 at 29 Myra Place (off Old Haywood Road) in Asheville, > NC 28806 from 1:00-5:00pm. > > Come and see our Cottage CoHousing Community of 11 Units now under > construction. Planned Features include: > * NC Healthy Built Gold > * Universal Accessibility > * Common House > * Organic Gardens > * Rainwater Harvesting > If you're serious about CoHousing, so are we! Only a few units > left. For more information, contact Pat Johnson at (828) 505-4366 > or check out our website at www.ashevilleharmonyvillage.com. Hope > you can join us! > > > > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/ > > ------------------------------ Message: 4 Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2010 08:05:40 -0600 From: Zev Paiss <Zpaiss [at] Comcast.net> Subject: [C-L]_ Attend the Conference and Live in Cohousing To: cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org Message-ID: <10107AF0-3CE9-44D2-8BED-E2B4CA523711 [at] Comcast.net> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII; format=flowed; delsp=yes Dear Friends, For anyone planning to attend the 2010 Cohousing Conference here in Boulder, Colorado, we have a great opportunity. Our family will be away for most of the month of June and is offering our home to rent. Our 3-5 bedroom home located in the Nomad Cohousing Community is only a short drive or bus ride to the University where the conference will be taking place. For those of you who are wanting to combine a longer vacation in Colorado combined with attending the National Conference, this might be the perfect answer for you. Our home will be available from May 29 through June 25th and the $2,500 rental includes our fully furnished 2400 sq ft home, all utilities, highspeed internet access and a community of fun and friendly people. We have 9 children in the community so bring your kids and they will have the time of their life. If you would like more information concerning this unique opportuity please contact Zev or Neshama at 303-413-8252 or by email at Zev [at] AbrahamPaiss.com Let us know if you are interested in renting all or part of our home. Zev ------------------------------ Message: 5 Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2010 11:15:40 -0400 From: Ann Zabaldo <zabaldo [at] earthlink.net> Subject: [C-L]_ Beep! Beep! It's the MAC Spring Bus Tour To: Cohousing-L L <cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org> Message-ID: <B6ACE8DC-66DA-4DE8-A13F-34C8CD689D37 [at] earthlink.net> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII; format=flowed; delsp=yes Hello all! It's Springtime! Tours galore! Let me add to the list the annual Mid Atlantic Cohousing Spring bus tour on Sat., May 15 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Greater-Greater Washington, DC area. You can join our jolly band of folks as we wend our way around the Greater-Greater Washington DC area to visit five of our lovely cohousing communities. On this tour you will visit the first LEED certified cohousing community in the United States, an EcoVillage, a cohousing community that saved an organic vegetable farm ... and more! You will see an examples of rural, suburban and urban communities. Single family, attached and stacked units. Something for everyone! We will also have information about the other Mid Atlantic Cohousing Communities available for you that are not on this year's tour. The tour includes transportation, lunch, snacks, drinks, well-guided tours at each community, lots of information on cohousing in general and our MAC communities in particular. The tour cost $80.00 including lunch. Sign up now because after May 1st the price increases to $85.00. We limit the MAC tour to about 33 people max. (Another reason to sign up now.) So it's a pretty intimate tour with lots of personal attention. And we only do this tour once a year. (A third reason to grab a seat now! Otherwise it'll be 2011 before this tour is offered again!) To sign up: http://www.MidAtlanticCohousing.org Beep! Beep! Best -- Ann Zabaldo Takoma Village Cohousing Washington, DC Principal, Cohousing Collaborative, LLC Falls Church VA 703 663 3911 ------------------------------ _________________________________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/ End of Cohousing-L Digest, Vol 74, Issue 26 *******************************************
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