As a follow-up from a previous blog post, another "letter to the editor" has been published in the Eugene Register-Guard in support of our innovative mixed-generation cohousing project forming in Eugene, Oregon.
Here are excerpts from the Sept. 17 letter, which was written by Maureen McCauley, a longtime resident of Eugene and one of the member-developers of Oakleigh Meadow Cohousing:
"The argument that people living in a cohousing community would drive fast and be unsafe on their neighborhood streets, risking the lives of children, is ironic. Oakleigh Meadow Cohousing’s design assures cars won’t be the center of the community. ... The greatest irony of all is that Oakleigh Meadow Cohousing members, who have contributed their life savings to fulfill a commitment to live in a cooperative, consensus-based community, were recently called 'greedy liars' in a letter to the editor." Read Maureen's entire letter.
As background, Oakleigh Meadow Cohousing will include a Common House and 28 privately owned homes, all with their own complete kitchens. Currently we are 22 full member households and two associate member households interested in creating a unique "new old-fashioned neighborhood." For an an aerial overview, watch the 3D video of our project on YouTube.
If you're unfamiliar with cohousing, view this animation titled "Community 2.0: Is Cohousing the Future of Urban Design?"