Re: Seeking Examples of Cohousing Implementation Plans
From: Chris Terbrueggen (
Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2018 18:23:32 -0800 (PST)
Hello again, I understand that we are all busy , but I am really concerned that 
no experienced Cohousing communities have shared any inclusive , strategic 
planning documents. Where do new Cohousing communities go when there appears to 
be a lack of resources?  The National Cohousing website has a tremendous amount 
of policy documents , but I have not found any planning documents . Since  we 
are planning  a community of 45 households, I would think community 
organization, participation from members and group process would just be the 
starting point in the planning process. I would appreciate some feedback from 
Cohousing communities that have taken some time to implement a planning process 
into community development. Chris 

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> On Mar 1, 2018, at 10:24 PM, Chris Terbrueggen <christopher402 [at] 
>> wrote:
> Greetings, I'm a member of CohoMadison in Madison, WI. We now have 
> reservations on 35 of our 45 units. We are planning a groundbreaking  May 
> 2018.   We have a great project manager who is handling developer details and 
> project construction. 
> As a committee member of the Strategic Planning Committee for CohoMadison, I 
> am seeking examples of planning documents for cohousing community 
> organization and implementation.  I would like to know what needs to be 
> accomplished before and after offers to purchase are given to members and 
> then what needs to be completed 6 months before and after move in. 
> Thanks, Chris Terbrueggen
> Planning for the next phases. (Brainstorming)
> 1.    After acceptance of offers-to-purchase
> o     Process policies (Policies not in the condo documents)
> o     Community formation 
> o     Practice meals
> o     Construction supervision
> o     
> 2.    Several Months before move-in 
> o     Move in issues (use of elevator etc.)
> o     WiFi, cable etc.
> o     
> 3.    Operation for the first 3 months 
> o     Circles for: Common space, meals, grounds, guest, etc.
> Planning for next phases

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