|cohousing equal access - equal opportunity?||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Thomas Lofft (tloffthotmail.com)|
|Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2015 12:45:27 -0800 (PST)|
Sharon Villines wrote: [This is something developing communities need to think carefully about. AND write down your reasoning so new residents will know from the outset the whys and what fors. Living in Cohousing has taught me why condos are designed identically. It's very hard to apportion unequal facilities fairly - and who knows what fairly is. If you put in 20 storage spots for 40 units there will eventually be conflict and frustration. 20 bicycle parking spots for over 40 bicycles. Having small units and large units promotes diversity. Unequal access to storage or parking is more like some units having kitchens and others not. Design for equal access. Sharon] Aside from identical design, we have to face an unequivocal law of our being: the same place may never be occupied by more than one person, vehicle or dwelling at the same time. We often recognize that we have unequal abilities and therefore provide for Handicapped Access parking spaces as well as many other more expensive accessibility accommodations which are equally cost shared by all the other purchasers of the common elements. Otherwise, how do we apportion unequal numbers, sizes, or locations of facilities? Often, it is by "first invested gets first choice"---- the principle being recognized in this criterion is that the persons invested first are taking the greatest risk. Accordingly, they also may get first priority in selection of the unit they desire, the parking space they acquire, or their choice of other limited availability or preferential choice opportunities. And once they have that right, they may convey it as a negotiable opportunity to any other party of their own choice. Tom Lofft
cohousing equal access - equal opportunity? Thomas Lofft, February 16 2015
- Re: cohousing equal access - equal opportunity? Sharon Villines, February 16 2015
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