'Cohousing' Bolsters New Urban Neighborhoods

An alternative to the solitary household finds a place in traditional neighboprhood development projects.
June 1, 2005, 2pm PDT | Abhijeet Chavan
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Cohousing communities — developments whose residents share dining facilities, gardens, recreation space, and other amenities — have cropped up in 80 locations in the US since 1991, when the first such project, containing 26 townhouses and community gathering places, was built on a 2.9-acre plot in Davis, California. Now, as the cohousing movement learns how to organize projects faster, cohousing is becoming an increasingly promising option for new urban developments.

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Published on Monday, May 23, 2005 in New Urban News
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