Master planners for larger neighborhoods find that cohousing offers a vibrant addition, whether it is a new urbanist neighborhood or an urban infill project.
Commitment to the larger community
Because of their generous common facilities and commitment to the larger community, cohousing communities tend to animate the larger neighborhood where they are situated. The common house becomes a gathering spot for all kinds of social, civic and arts groups, hosting everyone from the Girl Scouts to Neighborhood Watch to yoga classes and house concerts.
Because they are organized early on, cohousers can also put a human face on a project, reassuring future neighbors and elected officials of the merit of a project.
It is important, however, that CoHousing Solutions works with the master planner early on, so that the larger site plan is able to incorporate the requirements of our pedestrian oriented, “green” communities.