Forming Formed: 2011
This page last updated:3/25/2013
McKenzie Green Commons
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McKenzie Green Commons will be a collaborative community of active seniors (55+)--a two block walk to the historic commercial district of Fairhaven, in Bellingham, Washington, USA
All necessary city requirements have been met, and a builder selected. When completed there will be twelve homes. Current membership consists of six households plus two pending. Several home sites are presently available. Construction will begin when there are ten committed households. Our builder will be Aiki Homes Inc. who specializes and has extensive experience in green, low impact, energy efficient homes.
Homes are expected to range from $3-400,000, depending on size and the choices a homeowner makes. There will be regular association dues to cover taxes, insurance, maintenance, and utilities.
McKenzie Green will consist of four relatively small homes and four duplexes. In addition there will be a separate social hall with library and kitchen, and a community vegetable garden and shared tool shed. An area exterior to each home, as designated by the development plan, will be for each home owner’s private use.
Homes will be owner occupied, and each owner will be expected to participate in the Homeowners Association. In order to include pets and respect other residents, only indoor pets will be allowed. An on leash rule will apply when on site. McKenzie Green Commons will be a smoking and a fragrance free area. CC&Rs, by-laws, and condominium rules are available upon request.
This page last updated:3/25/2013
Visitor Process: Contact: McKenzieGreenCommons@gmail.com
Statement of Housing Non-discrimination:
Our community fits the legal definition of "housing for older persons" * and thus we may restrict membership/residency to those of a certain age and may have limits on child membership/residency in accordance with the law. Our community does not discriminate based on race/color, national origin, religion, sex/gender, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, source of income, creed, personal appearance, political affiliation, HIV infection, military/veteran status, unfavorable military discharge, gender identity or expression, receiving public assistance, or domestic abuse.
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Leadership Core Group:
Labor and Money
Members have independent finances
Open to Members with Pre-existing Debt:
(everyone has to be pre-qualified)
(Each household needs to attend meetings)
Land and Buildings
1 acres (0.4 hectares)
Land Owned By:
Individual community member(s)
(will become community property)
(a unique collabrative, hybrid model)
Percentage of Food Grown:
(we will have a shared vegetable garden)
Share Community Meals:
(This is being decided. It will be more spontaneous.)
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
Diet is up to each individual
Common Spiritual Practices:
Which Spiritual Traditions(s):
Number of Units:
Square Feet in Common House:
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