|NYT article on co-housing||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Robert Tabak (rtabak50gmail.com)|
|Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2018 09:37:33 -0800 (PST)|
I don't think anyone has posted a note about the very positive article in the Jan 22 Sunday NY Times business section on co-housing, https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/20/business/cohousing-communities.html There’s Community and Consensus. But It’s No Commune. Retiring <https://www.nytimes.com/column/retiring> By TOM VERDE JAN. 20, 2018 26 Photo ....Pioneer Valley is one of 165 cohousing communities nationwide, with another 140 in the planning stages, according to the Cohousing Association of the United States. Most of these so-called intentional communities are multigenerational, while a growing number are either predominantly or exclusively occupied by senior residents. People own their own homes and can sell them on the open market. Residents pay into a fund to maintain facilities and collectively agree on how they should be used. Some, like Pioneer Valley, are rural. Others are suburban, and even urban.... Continue reading the main story <https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/20/business/cohousing-communities.html#story-continues-3> .....“A lot of cohousing is out in rural areas, but we wanted to be in the city to be near things,” said Janet Boys, 68, of Denver. She and her husband, Don McGuire, 73, left Philadelphia in August to move into the Aria Cohousing Community <http://www.ariadenver.com/living-spaces/co-housing/>, a former convent close to parks and Regis University. The convent’s dwindling community of seven nuns vacated the building when they could no longer maintain it, said Aria’s developer, Susan Powers of Urban Ventures LLC in Denver. The initial group of residents, who in 2013 expressed interest in transforming the building into a cohousing community, had a bit in common with the previous tenants.... ----------- This article was one of the 15 most widely-read articles during the last week. Don and Janet used to live in Philadelphia where they were part of the Wissahickon co-housing group which has been searching for a location. --forwarded by Bob Tabak, Philadelphia
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