Interested in Brooklyn "Cohousing"?
If you're interested in the concept called cohousing--which is a cooperative living arrangement--you can learn more about plans for cohousing in Brooklyn tonight. The meeting is organized by the Brooklyn Cohousing Group. Here's some info about it:
A successful reality in Denmark and now in more than 100 locations in the US & Canada, cohousing offers a contemporary model for creating a secure and stimulating environment for families and individuals. In urban cohousing, people live in individual apartments but mingle in common courtyards, gardens and dining facilities. The Brooklyn Cohousing Group is currently recruiting smart, creative, and community-minded people to locate, finance, design and build a community for 20 to 30 households. As the first co-housing community in New York we hope to embody what is best about being New Yorkers. We are a child-friendly, multi-generational group open to all ages, races, religions, ethnicities and household types...The meeting is tonight at 6PM at 399 Atlantic Avenue.
We want an apartment building with a central courtyard where children play and neighbors gather, friends talk and people sing, and where plants, trees, vegetables and flowers grow. We currently believe that a mix of 20-30 apartments of various sizes is ideal and we intend to build or modify an apartment building to house a community of this size. We are committed to doing so in Brooklyn within 2 years (by the fall of 2009). We aim to locate within walking distance of Prospect Park, in an area with good public schools, near to public transportation and shopping and services. We value the environment and will include ecologically-friendly technologies where economically feasible. We will design a beautiful building and invest in quality construction to create homes we will be proud to live in for a long time.
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