Re: Multi-family units in lot development cohousing?
From: drmaryann49 (
Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2013 15:19:57 -0700 (PDT)
At Manzanita Village, the entire community is an HOA. We have both freestanding 
homes and "duplexes." Each half of a "duplex" is on its own lot, so technically 
they are attached housing or zero lot line homes, not a duplex which would be 
on a single lot. Trying to put multiple housing units on a single lot within a 
larger community sounds like a legal nightmare to me. In our case, maintenance 
responsibility ends at the joining lot line, and the roof on each side is at 
different heights, so that part is straightforward.

On Oct 29, 2013, at 11:09 AM, R Philip Dowds <rpdowds [at]> wrote:

> Check out Manzanita Cohousing in Prescott AZ.  That was their model.  There 
> are plenty of cohos out their featuring single families and duplexes, but not 
> necessarily deeded as individual lot sales.
> Sent from my iPad
>> On Oct 29, 2013, at 1:12 PM, Jerry McIntire <jerry.mcintire [at]> 
>> wrote:
>> I'm hoping that some communities that have used the lot development model
>> (selling lots on which individuals build homes of their own choosing) have
>> experience which will speak to this question.
>> We are planning on selling lots. Some of our members are interested in
>> building a tri-plex or four-plex together. Will they need to form their own
>> home owners association to define their individual and common areas on the
>> lot? How have others who have done this allowed for maintenance and repair
>> costs where the homes join? And I'm sure there are some other questions I
>> should be asking, but this is a start.
>> Thanks,
>> Jerry McIntire
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