|Re: Eugene Cohousing (Lynn Dixon)||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Kathryn McCamant (kmccamantcohousing-solutions.com)|
|Date: Mon, 6 Aug 2018 11:59:41 -0700 (PDT)|
Tricia, I must disagree with your assessment of the Oakleigh Meadow situation. I have seen a lot of neighborhood opposition in my 30 years of designing and developing cohousing and affordable housing communities. I work under the assumption that all new projects will have opposition. The only time I haven't seen opposition is when the proposed project was being built on a property that was a known drug den (Berkeley Cohousing). Having spent thousands of hours attempting to work with neighbors, I have come to the view that most of it is driven by fear, and is not very rational. Just as interesting, most all of the oppositions' concerns goes away after you move in. Living next to a construction site is never fun. But after the community moves in, cohousing neighbors are the most conscious neighbors you could ask for. I have a collection of letters collected by Marty Maskall from neighbors that originally opposed an adjacent cohousing project, and ended up really appreciating them as neighbors. One even had their daughter's wedding in the common house. So, I absolutely DO NOT think neighborhood opposition leads to long term resentments. Cohousers are great neighbors, and a plus to any neighborhood. And guess what? Turns out having 2-story condos across the street doesn't destroy your way of life. Katie -- Kathryn McCamant, President CoHousing Solutions Nevada City, CA 95959 T.530.478.1970 C.916.798.4755 www.cohousing-solutions.com On 8/6/18, 11:35 AM, "Cohousing-L on behalf of T G" <cohousing-l-bounces+kmccamant=cohousing-solutions.com [at] cohousing.org on behalf of triciamill9 [at] gmail.com> wrote: I guess the bottom line is that this sounds like a very horrible toxic environment for all that seems to offer no amicable solution. Not a place I would want to live out my retirement. I hope to find a community that is living in peace with its surroundings. Very bad energy surrounding this whole situation. Good to know before buying in.
Re: Eugene Cohousing (Lynn Dixon) T G, August 6 2018
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