Nevada City Cohousing

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Cohousing Community in Nevada City, CA

A village-like 34-unit community located on 11 acres within walking distance of a historic “Gold Country” main street.

The development also includes seven single family lots with front porches facing the street in keeping with Nevada City’s traditional design, each with a small secondary unit.

Clustering the Victorian-style buildings kept 60% of the wooded site undeveloped. The site layout minimizes grading and tree removal while optimizing solar orientation and handicap accessibility.

Sustainable features include net-metered photovoltaic solar systems that will provide most of the electricity for all units and the common house, and hydronic heat.

Completed in 2006.

Katie acted as project manager and developer and has lived in the community since its completion.