Citadels

Citadels

Multi-generational, Rural
405 Academy Dr.
Austin, Texas 78704
  • Move in year :
  • 2022
  • Number of units :
  • 41+
  • Land size:
  • 21+ acres
  • Developed acreage :
  • 11+ acres

Description:

Citadels Organic Towns: Cohousing with Food Security

Nurturing Nature and One Another – Be A Part of the Mission

Imagine your cohousing group living in a small town that is largely self-reliant in energy, water and food. The 3000 residents share your values of protecting the planet and building social networks with neighbors. Using district financing, Citadels communities allow every resident to contribute to the mission of improving nature in your environs while reaping tangible benefits such as fresh air, access to abundant nature, and exclusive discounts on food produced on site: fruits & vegetables, nuts, milk, eggs and meat.

Town Features
+ 20 clusters of ~20 cohousing homes each, for a total of 400 out of 1280 total homes
+ 80-acre town
+ 200 locally owned shops/service providers
+ On-site schools
+ Town designed for pedestrians and cyclists first, cars second
+ Transit hub for a variety of transportation options
+ Private allotment gardens for each household

Farm Features
+ 240-acre minimum farm size
+ 32 one-acre ponds (reservoirs) with floating solar PV
+ Green infrastructure/nature designed to produce ecosystem services and protect the town from extreme weather such as floods, drought and wildfire
+ Professional steward oversees green infrastructure,farm and food hub
+ No farm work required from residents

Click below to read more about how Citadels Organic Towns are unique in terms of community, food security, access to nature, financing, and protection from climate change.

Photo: Neuf Brisach, the inspiration for our project near Austin, TX. The picture shows what an 80 acre village looks like inside 240 acres of green infrastructure. The village was made in the 1700’s by Louis XIV. The green infrastructure was designed to reduce the residents’ taxes for security by restricting the entry and exit points to the village. In Citadels, we use the village to finance the green infrastructure as an amenity to the town’s residents.

Shared Property
  • Common House
  • Guest Rooms
  • Farm
  • Community Garden
  • Playground
  • Swimming Pool
  • Workshop
  • Laundry
Accessibility
  • Some units accessible
Welcomes Visitors (fee may apply)
  • Common Meals
  • Guest Rooms
  • Scheduled Tours
  • Individual Tours
  • Meetings
  • Work Days
Decision Making
  • Other
Meals
  • N/A
Meal Participation
  • N/A
Vision
  • Other
Contact Information
  • Patrick Van Haren
  • Patrick.VanHaren@Citadels.Info
  • 512-900-8674

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