Our next core group meeting will be: Sunday Feb 5 6pm at First Unitarian Society, 900 Mt Curve Ave, 55403 Twin Cities Cohousing Network (TCCN) will have its everyother month gathering for all people interested in cohousing in the Twin Cities on Thur. Feb 2 see Twin Cities Cohousing Network There is a weekend long "Getting It Built" workshop being planned with cohousing experts Chuck Durrett and Katie McCamant for March 4 & 5, 2017. see Twin Cities Cohousing Network and Getting It Built flyer Friday March 3rd McCamant and Durrett will be giving a free public presentation: Friday flyer.
.Our next core group meeting will be: Wed., Jan 18, 2017 about 6:30pm probably with an option to eat together. For location, check back here or contact Fred or Becca for details: 612-588-9532 email@example.com We have decided to meet twice per month tho we have not established a regular schedule yet. We will continue to get to know each other and discuss our personal values. There are 22 email addresses of interested people on our list now. Our two meetings so far have had about 10 people present. We continue with: * defining the project * vision statement * organizational issues. We are in the curious position of having a potential site and development partner before we have a well organized core group. Usually or at least theoretically core groups get organized and then pursue sites and development. We have a site development sub committee working on these issues. Dale Joel, the retired Minneapolis developer who has been helping the Twin Cities Cohousing Network (TCCN) has been of great assistance.
The next Bassett Creek Cohousing core group meeting Wed Nov 16, 2016 6:30pm at The Living Room, 1716 Glenwood Av, Mpls Info: Fred or Becca 612-588-9532 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The first Bassett Creek Cohousing core group meeting (starting with a site tour) will be Wed Nov 16, 2016 5pm to 8pm at The Living Room, 1716 Glenwood Av, Mpls Info: Fred or Becca 612-588-9532 or email@example.com. Core groups are the future residents who meet to plan the community. There was an Nov 5, 2016 Star Tribune article about the area: Long overlooked, area's proximity to downtown Minneapolis gains momentum.
This list written by Fred Olson based on preliminary discussion with a variety of people - not accepted by a resident group (yet). I realize achieving all this would be a challenge but I believe in aiming for what you really want and compromising with reality later.
1. intergenerational but senior friendly as well as kid friendly with playground, play areas
2. affordability: short term AND long term by:
3. Environmentally friendly, energy efficient (shouldn't all cohousing?)
4. Diversity of income, race, gender preferences etc.
5. Connections with diverse surrounding neighborhood including common house that can serve neighbors some
6. Possible design features - see vision page
The "father" of US cohousing, Chuck Durrett, spoke in Minneapolis to 130 people on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 7pm at the First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis 900 Mt Curve Ave, Minneapolis (just south of Walker Art Center). For followup events see, Twin Cities Cohousing Network. Chuck and his wife, Katie McCamant who is also an architect, brought the idea of cohousing to the US with their book first published in 1988. They have designed over 50 of the 150 cohousing communities in the US.
Members of Bassett Creek Cohousing will post here periodically. Thanks for checkin in!