|Affordability||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: David Liset (dlisettelecomm.umn.edu)|
|Date: Wed, 23 Aug 1995 10:21:11 -0500|
I haven't had time to read all the daily lists, but I thought that I would add another affordability idea, and hope that it isn't redundant. Consideration might be given to incorporating a cemetary as part of the grounds. A monument housing ashes could be created as an art piece or as a terrace wall for the common grounds. This would leave the land open for common use, and could conceivably even remove the common space from the tax rolls. Around here, the cost of a plot is around $600 for a 4X10 foot plot (or 6X10, I don't recall). But the total revenue of what would be one normal city lot approaches the average cost of a house and lot in this area. The revenue for niches may be less, but if you kept your prices at that level (or adjusted for your local area), with the idea that the benefit would go to make some affordable housing, then, not only does co-housing connect the generations but also goes even further in integrating a community. I expect that it would not only be residents who would be interested. Of course there is the problem of people not wanting to live next to a cemetary which would have to be addressed. But on the other hand there is nothing inherently natural about burying the dearly departed 20 miles away.
- Re: Affordability, (continued)
- AFFORDABILITY Ray & Lydia Ducharme, June 16 1998
- Affordability Michael Arnott, January 28 2000
- Re: Affordability Ann Zabaldo, January 28 2000
- Re: Affordability RowenaHC, January 29 2000
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