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Old 08-20-2014, 09:11 AM
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Hi, I'm currently reading Ross Chapin's "Pocket Neighborhoods". It strikes a chord for me as it's both small home and community. The rub however is they aren't easily found and if you could find one for sale it would no doubt be out of the reasonable (say up to 150k) price range. The movement seems to be centered in the Pacific Northwest but there are a few places scattered around the US. "Katrina Cottages" designed by architect Marianne Cusato are I believe still available (possibly through Lowe's) it looks on the surface to be a entry level cost building block for this type of community. It seems to me that with the boomers hitting the golden years this would be taking off everywhere. I'd be interested in developing a community like this in an area with temperate climate and access to good medical facilities, airport,transportation where land isn't a fortune and community planners and zoning politicos are open minded. Any interested parties or ideas out there?
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Old 08-20-2014, 01:19 PM
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Good luck with that. Pocket neighborhoods tend to require, ironically, a libertarian view from planners and politicians. Most UPing is fairly strict in what can and cannot be built.
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