|Re: zoning||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Fred H Olson (fholsoncohousing.org)|
|Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2018 04:16:42 -0700 (PDT)|
Lynn Nadeau / Maraiah wrote: >In our town of 9000, if you want to do something different from the >pre-existing zoning and platting, you do what's called a Planned Unit >Development. In efffect, you erase all the existing rules and make your own >plan, and then defend this plan to the authorities. So you show you aren't a >wetland, have sewer-cleanout and fire engine access, adequate roads and >parking, acceptable density, etc etc. This is what we used to set up RoseWind >Cohousing many years ago, and what the Port Townsend Ecovillage did, and I >assume what the new Quimper Village cohousing here did. > >Check whether there is an equivalent process available to you (to "developers") >where you live. The process is not tied to it being cohousing, or not. >Maraiah Lynn Nadeau >RoseWind Cohousing, Port Townsend WA The Planned Unit Development ("p.u.d.") option is pretty widely available tho it varies a bit and goes by different names. Unfortunately, in Minneapolis the minimum size for a PUD is 1 acre and most of the possible sites we are looking at are somewhat less than an acre. Is that typical? If so, does anywhere make exceptions? Fred Bassett Creek Cohousing, Minneapolis http://mn.cohousing.org/bcrk/ The site we were planning on but did not control has soil contamination we do not think we can deal with so we are looking at other sites and recruiting members. We have 4 invested household. -- Fred H. Olson Minneapolis,MN 55411 USA (near north Mpls) Email: fholson at cohousing.org 612-588-9532 My Link Pg: http://fholson.cohousing.org
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