Monday, May 18, 2009

New Cohousing Project in Brooklyn: Meeting Tuesday

People interested in a modern, sustainable version of communal living may be interested in attending tomorrow's meeting about a new project planned by Brooklyn Cohousing.

Brooklyn Cohousing’s new property is in Greenwood Heights/South Slope. The circa-1929 factory and warehouse (sketch left) will be retrofitted as a 30-unit apartment building, according to the Brooklyn Eagle.

The Eagle reports that the project will have private apartments, but also large communal areas including a dining room and kitchen (“for sharing occasional meals together”), a living room and game room, kids room, guest room for visitors, a workshop and tool room, and outdoor space.

The meeting will take place tomorrow (Tuesday) at the Belarusan Church, 401 Atlantic Ave. More details here.

Sketch courtesy of Brooklyn Cohousing.

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1 comment:

tlace said...

Thanks for the interest! The group actually has a special event tonight, Tuesday May 19th 6-8pm. The public is invited to a presentation and discussion with our building professionals on "Passive House" green building techniques. Our professionals’ research to date suggests that we could reduce heating and air conditioning costs by up to 90 percent and overall energy costs by up to 70 percent. We are doing extensive due diligence and there are many questions that must be answered before making such a decision. This presentation and discussion is going to focus on the challenges, unknowns and opportunities of doing this in NYC.
Where: Belarusan Church, 401 Atlantic Avenue (cnr of Bond St., Brookyln)
When: 6-7:30pm Tuesday May 19th
followed by socializing and an optional orientation for those interested in learning more about our group. (8-9pm)