THIS TIME IT’S REAL!
With the first floor slab poured, the shoring for pouring the second floor post-tensioned concrete deck is underway. We are tracking to a completion date of 3/30/2017. If we stay on track, move-in could happen on April Fools day. To some of us, that seems quite appropriate.
PDX COMMONS NEARLY FULL — TWO OPPORTUNITIES REMAIN
Fellow commoners have now claimed 25 of the 27 available membership spots with two units remaining for those still to join.
We have a number of folks on a waiting list, but these are people not interested in moving forward now to Full Membership. Anyone who seriously wants unit 402 or 202 NOW can move ahead of the waiting list by becoming an Associate Member and going through the process to get vetted as a member of PDX Commons.
For those waiting for particular unit, be reminded that when a unit becomes newly available, it is offered to existing owners first. So committing to unit 202 or 402 puts one in a much better position of successfully getting the unit of their dreams.
GROUND IS BROKEN – Construction is underway.
Almost exactly three years from the first meeting of the two families who had the vision for PDX Commons, ground was broken on January 31, 2016, signaling the start of construction on the project. The 24 member households (and counting) will build a four-story 27 unit senior cohousing community at SE 43rd and Belmont in Portland. Completion and move-in is planned for early 2017. (Photo: Kim Nguyen – photosbykim.com)
The community will also bring a new commercial space to the developing Belmont corridor.
The U-shaped building surrounds a second floor courtyard in the back, focusing the attention of all of the units on the center of the community. The design encourages flow and interaction that is characteristic of cohousing.
In addition to the fully equipped private living units, the project features several thousand square-feet of common area including a Great House with dining room and kitchen, living-room, library, lounge, media room, workshop, craft rooms, indoor bicycle storage and gardens. Covered on-site parking is provided for most of the units, as some are giving up their automobiles.
Most of the 27 units have been spoken for, an indication of the pent-up demand for this type of living for those nearing retirement.
Imagine a community where:
- People live in urban condos but share in community facilities and activities.
- People share common bonds of values, life experience, empathy, respect and community.
- People care for and are cared for by the community as capabilities change;
- People live in a walkable, vibrant neighborhood with shops, restaurants and transit.
- Your neighbors are your friends.
If that sounds right, then imagine being part of PDX Commons, a distinctly urban cohousing development in one of the most walkable neighborhoods in Portland.
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PDX Commons is not an investment opportunity. There are no opportunities for profit. Those who later become full members make loans to the community to pay for the costs of planning, designing, engineering and acquiring property for their new home. All loaned funds are completely at risk. Upon completion of building those funds contributed may count as down payments on the purchase price of a home. All members are fully part of the management team for the community. We do not pay any of our members for their efforts on behalf of the community. Community decisions are made by all full members using a consensus process. There is no passive participation.
PDX Commons will be a designated 55+ community under the Housing for Older Persons Act (HOPA) in accordance with CFR § 100.304.