|Re: Cottages: Excitement this weekend about the possibilities of low cost cohousing||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Sharon Villines (sharonsharonvillines.com)|
|Date: Tue, 8 Jun 2021 12:16:18 -0700 (PDT)|
This is wonderful. How would I find the code online — what is it filed under or named? Can you explain the process you used to pass the ordinance? Oregon is particularly liberal about everything — but what do you think were the most convincing arguments for them? ADUs are popping up all over so I think that will increase acceptance of small homes. Do you have addresses for these communities? I can look at them on Google Earth. Sharon > On Jun 7, 2021, at 11:34 AM, Melanie Mindlin <sassetta [at] mind.net> wrote: > > There is a book that came out in 2011 called “Pocket Neighborhoods” by Ross > Chapin. This helped me pioneer a Cottage Housing ordinance in my small city > of Ashland, Oregon during my time on the Planning Commission. We passed our > ordinance about 4 years ago. A couple of years later, the State of Oregon > came out with recommendations for addressing sky-rocketing housing costs, > which included cottage housing. > > Since passing the ordinance, our town has built a couple of cottage housing > developments of 15 homes (this is a top limit in our ordinance). Several > small developments of 3-5 homes have also been built. The minimum number is > three, and one of these can be an original home of any size. The ordinance > basically allows you to double the number of units allowed on your lot, as > long as they are no bigger than 1,000 square feet and average no more than > 800 square feet. There are also requirements for parking in clusters and > common open space. Garages are not encouraged—they count towards your total > square footage. Common buildings are allowed up to 1,500 square feet. I > tried to get it to look as much like a cohousing community as possible within > the expectations of our Planning Department. > > You still have to build to Code like everyone else. > > Melanie Mindlin > Ashland Cohousing > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://L.cohousing.org/info > > >
Cottages: Excitement this weekend about the possibilities of low cost cohousing Melanie Mindlin, June 7 2021
- Re: Cottages: Excitement this weekend about the possibilities of low cost cohousing Sharon Villines, June 8 2021
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