|Zoning for Cohousing||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Laura Fitch (lfitchkrausfitch.com)|
|Date: Mon, 28 Jun 2010 13:09:45 -0700 (PDT)|
Check out this link to the overlay zoning that Amherst, MA wrote to allow for cohousing like projects. Look under section 4.5 Open Space Community Development. http://www.amherstma.gov/DocumentView.aspx?DID=258 Laura Fitch, AIA, LEED AP Kraus-Fitch Architects, Inc. 110 Pulpit Hill Rd. Amherst, MA 01002 413-549-5799 lfitch [at] krausfitch.com www.krausfitch.com -----Original Message----- From: Liz Ryan Cole [mailto:lizryancole [at] me.com] Sent: Saturday, June 26, 2010 4:10 PM To: Cohousing-L Subject: Re: [C-L]_ Cohousing Weekend - July 16-18 in Conway NH Hello list - As people who have been in this list for a while know, Pinnacle @ Loch Lyme Lodge (a forming cohousing community in Lyme, NH) owns 120 acres, on which we have a 100 year old cabin based business, but are in a town where multiple unit housing and clustered housing is essentially disallowed. Having done our community building (5 years) we are now presenting a proposed change to the zoning ordinance - one that allows cohousing. (If anyone wants more details please write to me off list). The questions we have for this list are two: Has anyone seen cohousing specifically defined as a permissible use? and What reactions would you have to this draft definition... CO-HOUSING PROJECT. A residential development or project on one or more contiguous parcels of land, developed by a group of people who define the community as cohousing and who intend to live in the community themselves , designed and built in accordance with the co-housing requirements of Article XIII operated as a condominium, co-op or similar form which allows for individual ownership of each dwelling unit, and including one or more common areas for use by the residents such as a shared kitchen, dining area, library, computer room, laundry, greenhouse, fitness area, play area or the like Thanks to anyone who has thoughts on this subject. liz Liz Ryan Cole home 802.785.4124 _________________________________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/
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