Introductory Coffee. Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, 9:30 a.m. – Tabor Space. See Events
“Soup and Such” social. Thursday, Nov. 17, 6:30 p.m. – Hancock house.
UP, UP AND AWAY!
Steel and concrete and more steel and concrete. Third floor is framed out; the ceiling is going on. 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 — BUT OPPORTUNITIES REMAIN
Fellow commoners have now claimed 23 of the 27 available membership spots with four homes remaining for those still to join.
We have a number of folks on a wait list, but these are people not currently interested in moving forward to full membership. Anyone who seriously wants unit 202, 203, 402 or 403 can NOW can move ahead of the wait list by becoming an associate member and going through the process to get vetted as a full member of PDX Commons.
For those waiting for a particular unit, be reminded that when a home becomes newly available, it is offered to existing owners first. So committing to unit 202, 203, 402 or 403 puts one in a much better position of successfully getting the unit of their dreams.
GROUND IS BROKEN – Construction is under way.
Almost exactly three years from the first meeting of the two families who had the vision for PDX Commons, ground was broken on Jan. 31, 2016, signaling the start of construction on the project. The 23 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 are 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 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 areas including a Great House with dining room and kitchen, living room, library, lounge, media room, workshop, crafts room, indoor bicycle storage and gardens. Covered on-site parking is provided for most of the units, while 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 the building, the 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.