NYT article on co-housing
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.

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By TOM VERDE JAN. 20, 2018
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....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....
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.....“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....

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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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