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Cohousing is Coming to Truckee

Cohousing is Coming to Truckee
Photo courtesy of Cohousing Partners
Truckee Cohousing Community meeting
Sunday, September 30th, 4-6PM
The Cottonwood Restaurant
10142 Rue Hilltop, Truckee, CA

The Truckee Cohousing community will hold a community information session on Sunday Sept 30 from 4 PM until 6PM. Families are welcome, and light brunch snacks and activities for children will be provided.

The Truckee Cohousing community began forming in October 2006. The group consists of families, couples, and individuals sharing a vision of environmentally and socially sustainable living through investing in green building and commitment to community. Members share values including a desire for more ecologically balanced living, more time with family and friends, more opportunities for art and recreation, and the need to create safe, creative, and healthy spaces for children.

Cohousing is a form of collaborative housing first established in Denmark and with growing interest in the United States offering residents an old-fashioned sense of neighborhood. In cohousing, residents know their neighbors well and there is a strong sense of community that is absent in contemporary cities and suburbs.

Cohousing communities consist of private, fully-equipped, energy-efficient, elegant town homes and extensive common amenities including a common house and recreation areas. The common house is the very heart of a cohousing community. It provides a place for community activities such as common dinners, and numerous other organized formal and informal activities.

Residents are involved early in the design and development phases so that the community reflects their priorities. Residents live in a close-knit neighborhood that seeks a healthy blend of privacy and community.

Truckee Cohousing is working with CoHousing Partners toward the potential development of a 2.75 acre site across the river from historic, downtown Truckee. The group envisions a 32 home cohousing neighborhood, as part of the larger Hilltop Master Plan Area, located above the Cottonwood Restaurant, off Old Brockway Road.

The surrounding area will include preserved open space, hiking and biking trails and is an easy walk to Truckee River Regional Park. It is less than a mile from the downtown and Amtrak station, and is convenient to skiing, kayaking and to North Lake Tahoe.

The community's architectural design process is expected to begin in late fall. Anyone interested in learning more about this project is welcome and encouraged to attend Sunday's meeting.

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