Re: Re: Building Common House first
From: aamato (
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2004 17:55:59 -0700 (MST)
I might add that Casa Verde has the nicest Common House I've ever seen!  (Not
that I've seen a great many -- perhaps about 12) Much as I love ours at Takoma
Village, when I saw the one of Casa Verde, it looked almost exactly like what I
had envisioned a Common House should look like.

For the record, we built everything at about the same time -- First move-ins
were in November 2000, the CH was finished about March 2001and our last move-in
was in June 2001.  I vote for doing the CH as early as possible.
Anna Amato
Takoma Village (where Sharon Villines and Ann Zabaldo also live)
Washington, DC

                      "Louise Conner"                                           
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I'm a resident of Casa Verde Commons in Colordado Springs, Colorado. We
built our Common House first and are very glad we did. The Common House was
completed and dedicated in late October 2002 and we began to furnish it
right away. We started our common meals in January 2003 when about half of
us had moved in. Having figured out our meal system well in advance, it was
only a matter of furnishing the kitchen and dining room and we were ready to
go. Finishing the Common House first meant we had a place to gather as we
moved in, all the more important since it was in the wintertime. It's been
in regular use ever since.

Louise Conner
Casa Verde Commons

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