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Forming
Formed:
2011
Established:
2011
Woolsey Corner
Portland
,
Oregon
,
United States
Contact:
Eli Spevak
4736 NE Going St.
Portland, Oregon 97218 United States
Address Status:
Good as of 5/10/2012
Phone:
(503) 422-2607

This new, affordable community is located in North Portland and has been designed from the ground up as a cohousing development. The homes will be made permanently affordable to households with incomes at or below 80% of median family income through a partnership with Proud Ground, a local community land trust.

Woolsey Corner is a community of 8 family-sized homes (flats & townhomes) located in vibrant New Columbia across the street from Rosa Parks Elementary School and the recently-expanded University Park Community Center. It's also right next door to the Seeds of Harmony community garden and on the #4 bus line.

Woolsey Corner features a shared interior common unit that includes space for community gatherings, guest room, bathroom, and bike parking. A central exterior courtyard serves as a play area and social gathering space, anchored by an existing silver maple tree and surrounded by newly planted fruit trees and blueberries.

The homes are certified Earth Advantage Platinum and include: solar hot water, wood floors, insulation well beyond code, triple-pane windows, ductless mini-split heating and air conditioning, and Energy Star appliances. In addition, the homes incorporate numerous recycled and natural features including live edge natural wood trim locally harvested from the urban forest.

All residents will be eligible to participate in a shared community garden immediately next door to the property.

Construction was completed in November, 2010.

Status: Construction complete. Community assembling.

Last Updated:
5/10/2012
Visitors Accepted
Visitor Process:
Contact Katie Ulrich, Home Ownership Program coordinator for Proud Ground at (503) 493-0293 x12
Cohousing Details
Cohousing Status:
Building
(Ready to move in)
Year Completed:
2010
Area:
0.17 acres (0.1 hectares)
Number of Units:
8
Square Feet in Common House:
805
(living room, bath, guest room, bike storage)
Architect:
Communitecture, Perkins Architectural
Developer:
Eli Spevak, Orange Splot LLC
Commercial Lender:
Clackamas County Bank, Portland Housing Bureau
Population
Members:
7
Non-Member Residents:
Open to new members:
Yes
Government
Decision Making:
By consensus
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Leadership Core Group:
Labor and Money
Financial Style:
Members have independent finances
Labor Contribution:
Join Fee:
No
Regular Fees:
Yes (Standard HOA fees apply)
Land and Buildings
Community:
Urban
Land Owners:
Independent land trust (not controlled by the community)
No. of Residences:
8 (8 homes in 1 building)
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