Skagit Cohousing -- our design is in process!

Skagit Cohousing -- our design is in process!

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Skagit Cohousing is building a new neighborhood in Anacortes, WA. Our beautiful building site of over 4 acres looks out over meadow land with Mt. Baker visible in the distance. Since securing our land last spring, we have been busy adding members and selecting the architect firm Schemata Workshop of Seattle to design our project. Architect Grace Kim has been leading us through the site design planning, as well as developing plans for a common house and private units. It is very exciting to see the plans for our living units and common house emerging. We intend to build 28-29 units ranging in size from a 750 sq. ft. one bedroom to a 1300 sq. ft. three bedroom design. The common house will include a large kitchen/dining area, a cozy living room, laundry, guest rooms, and a workshop. With preliminary plans submitted to the city for approval, It is becoming easy to visualize a vibrant community with children laughing and playing together, adults stopping to visit, and all gathering to enjoy common meals.

Our growing community is now welcoming families to collaborate in building a neighborhood for all ages. Members joining at this point in the process will be influential in shaping both the physical structure and the culture of our community. Families will plan together to build a neighborhood intentionally designed to promote interaction among neighbors. We plan private homes clustered with larger common spaces. The common house will comfortably accommodate frequent shared meals, guest rooms, small group gatherings, celebrations and children’s playtime. Outdoors there will be plenty of room to garden, stroll and play. Community living allows a lifestyle with less impact on the environment. Parking on the perimeter will create safety for children and pedestrians to walk, chat and explore.

City services and amenities are readily accessible. Anacortes schools are rated among the best in the state, with a brand new high school opening this year. Medical services and hospital are nearby. The entrance to the Anacortes Community Forest Lands with 50 miles of hiking/biking trails through forest, wetlands, meadows and lake shore is just 2 blocks away from our neighborhood. The marina and Washington State Ferry Terminal offer access to Puget Sound and the scenic San Juan Islands. Those who enjoy culture close to home participate in the thriving art and theater community.

Anacortes is located in the Skagit Valley between Seattle and Vancouver, B.C. This is a great place to live, work, and play! The valley’s farmlands produce vegetables, seeds, berries, apples, and, of course, tulip and daffodil bulbs. Outdoor recreation opportunities abound. State, county, and city parks make biking, hiking, camping, boating, and fishing easily accessible. For lovers of the arts, McIntyre Performing Arts Center provides a venue for local and visiting performing groups throughout the year. Skagit Valley College provides educational opportunities for all ages.

If you are interested in living in a supportive community where children thrive and grow, parents find support, singles enjoy community, and elders age in place, contact us about becoming a member today.

For information on becoming part of Skagit Cohousing, contact:

Phone Shelly 425-308-0639


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