Formed: 1982 Established: 1984
This page last updated:10/23/2012
Apex Belltown Co-op
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We have been creating an intentional community since 1982.
The Apex is a limited-equity housing cooperative located at First Avenue and Bell Street in Seattle's Belltown district. Apex provides its members with affordable housing and community facilities on a nonprofit basis. Apex seeks diversity of all types in its members and caters especially to people eligible for low-income housing.
We own it!
Apex members (there are about twenty-five of us) collectively own and operate 38% of the building (the upper two floors; the owner of ground level retail owns the remaining portion). This ownership translates to a lot of freedom, responsibility, and community involvement on the part of members.
Community location is placed at the center of the zip/postal code, city/state, or city/country (not based on street addresses)
This page last updated:10/23/2012
Visitor Process: Please call or email us to schedule a tour or to attend one of our periodic potlucks.
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):
(21 Units, one membership per unit, though units may be occupied by more than one person.)
(Varies, depending on # of roommates, children, subletters)
Open to new members:
(Membership limited to 21 members, but new members sought whenever a member moves out.)
By majority rule
(With consensus as an ideal.)
Leadership Core Group:
(the apex has a yearly-rotating Board of Directors, although every member's opinion and voice has equal weight.)
Labor and Money
Members have independent finances
(Weekly chores, committee service, yearly building-maintenance work parties)
(Share price ~$2,500 (in 2013), refunded upon end of membership.)
Land and Buildings
Land Owned By:
Percentage of Food Grown:
(Roof garden available to residents.)
Share Community Meals:
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
Diet is up to each individual
(Although each apexer makes their own dietary choices, certain guidelines are in place to keep the community kitchen spaces, etc. usable for strict vegetarians)
(No smoking in indoor community spaces.)
Common Spiritual Practices:
(Up to the parents.)
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Current editor(s): hairypotter, apex
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