Formed: 1990 Established: 1992
This page last updated:3/10/2011
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Doyle Street is a small urban cohousing community, with 12 units plus a common house. All units (condominiums) are currently owner-occupied. Units last sold at $435,000 - $560,000 about four years ago.
The group formed in 1990. Project completed and first occupied in spring 1992. It was designed and (until a few years ago) occupied by architects Chuck Durrett and Katie McCamant, founders of the cohousing movement in the United States; this was the second cohousing development built in the U.S.
The complex consists of two buildings. Six units and a common house are retrofitted into a brick industrial building, while three townhouse units make up an all-new building. Together they form an "L"-shape around the parking lot and courtyard, which includes a garden, children's play area, and facilities for dining outside when it's warm. A large iron gates in the courtyard can be swung out into the parking area creating a larger enclosed play or party area; this is often done on weekends.
As of March 2011, no units are for sale. One two bedroom unit will be for rent in September. Please see http://www.cohousing.org/ for the most current notice of when a unit is available.
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This page last updated:3/10/2011
Visitor Process: Visit us by signing up for a tour through the Cohousing Association of the United States: http://www.cohousing.org/. If this is not workable, contact Adam at firstname.lastname@example.org to try to work out an alternative.
Statement of Housing Non-discrimination:
Our community does not discriminate in regards to housing based on race/color, national origin, religion, sex/gender, family status (i.e. having children, not having children, or being pregnant), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, source of income, age, creed, personal appearance, political affiliation, HIV infection, military/veteran status, unfavorable military discharge, gender identity or expression, receiving public assistance, or being the victim of domestic abuse.
Members(adults and children):
Leadership Core Group:
Labor and Money
Members have independent finances
(12 hours of work days per year)
(Regular condo fees, plus occasional special assessments for unanticipated expenses like roof repairs.)
Land and Buildings
0.3 acres (0.1 hectares)
Land Owned By:
Number of Residences:
(12 units total in two adjoining buildings)
Percentage of Food Grown:
(some herbs grown in garden used for community meals; some families belong to community gardens in neighborhood and grow food for their own use there.)
Share Community Meals:
(Three to be precise; Tuesdays, Sundays and alternating Thursdays and Fridays)
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
Diet is up to each individual
(Cooks of common meals can cook what they wish so meat and fish are often on the menu, but usually a vegetarian and/or vegan option is offered. We generally avoid trans-fats and often use organic ingredients. In sum, the food is pretty yummy here because the communal meals are one of the most important factors that bond us.)
(The wine club is popular. Cost of wine consumed at meals is reconciled quarterly.)
(smoking is not permitted in common areas by local ordinance)
Common Spiritual Practices:
Which Spiritual Traditions(s):
Private school off the property
(Some kids attend private schools including the tri-lingual grade school across the street. Others attend our local public schools and one resident is on the school board. A high quality city run child development center has been well utilized and is nearby. A bunch of kids attend gymnastics, martial arts and music lessons, all available in the neighborhood.)
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