Changing zoning regulations [was Cohousing Weekend ...
From: Fred H Olson (
Date: Mon, 28 Jun 2010 04:00:08 -0700 (PDT)
Tim Ryan <ryan [at]>
is the author of the message below.  It was posted by
Fred, the Cohousing-L list manager <fholson [at]>
after saving the attached PDF file containing the
Traditional Neighborhood Overlay regulations of Franklin, NC at:

I also changed the subject line to reflect the evolved topic. It was:
RE: [C-L]_ Cohousing Weekend - July 16-18 in Conway NH

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Hi, for our community here in Franklin, NC we were successful is getting our
town to adopt a new Traditional Neighborhood zoning ordinance that would
work very well for cohousing. Perhaps your community would be open to new

I hope this helps. All the best,

Tim Ryan

Sanctuary Communities
17 Market Street
Franklin, NC 28734
Phone: 828-349-4465
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-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Barrett [mailto:mbarrett [at]]
Sent: Sunday, June 27, 2010 12:00 PM
To: Cohousing-L
Subject: Re: [C-L]_ Cohousing Weekend - July 16-18 in Conway NH

In response to Liz Ryan Cole's mail on Jun 26, 2010, at 4:10 PM

Sharon Villines wrote:

From: "Sharon Villines" <sharon [at]>
To: "Cohousing-L" <cohousing-l [at]>
Sent: Sunday, June 27, 2010 10:58 AM

> One community in Utah got permission to build on 4 parcels of land by
> grouping all the houses at the four corners. Which suggests an
> argument based on the number of houses that would be on the land if it
> were separate parcels.


Shadowlake Village, in Blacksburg, VA was able to obtain a PUD rezoning to
build 33 homes on 5 acres of a 33-acre property that was previously zoned
R-1  (i.e. for 33 single family homes on 1 acre lots).  Under the PUD zoning

the community includes a  4-unit "townhouse" and 9 duplexes - and, joyfully,

was able to save acres and acres of tall trees which provide wonderful cool
deep shade.

Michael Barrett
Shadowlake Village, in Blacksburg, VA - where the place seems almost
deserted (and unusually quiet) because most all of the kids and their
parents are away.

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