FAQ


Where will this project be located?

A: We have purchased properties in Old Strathcona just a block north of the Strathcona Centre Community League.


What size is this development going to be?

A: It will be a 26 unit building with underground parking and about 4000 square feet of common area. Our building includes 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom units.


When will building begin?

A: We hope to break ground in spring, 2019.


When can I move in?

A: We expect to be ready for occupancy spring of 2020.


What will it cost to buy into this project?

A: Building costs will reflect energy efficient technology, underground parking, and the inclusion of about 4000 square feet of common area. Please contact us for costs on the units we have available.


Why is there so much common area?

A: Developing and maintaining social connectedness is a cornerstone of the cohousing model. Cohousing communities share meals and other activities on a regular basis. Our common area will include a kitchen and dining/social area. Other shared facilities will include a playroom, a rooftop patio with adjacent amenities area, and a guest room.


What about my unit? How big will that be?

A: Traditionally, individual cohousing units are self-contained, but smaller than comparable new developments. This is because members have access to large and useful common areas. Please contact us for sizes of available units.


What if I want to host a private dinner or event for my family or friends?

A: At times, when space is available, members may reserve common areas for personal use.


Will I build equity if I buy into the project?

A: Yes, absolutely. Your suite is your property. If at some point you decide to sell, the purchaser must meet membership requirements and buy a membership share in the Urban Green Cohousing Cooperative as a prerequisite for purchasing a unit in this project.


How do I get more information?

A: Please feel free to email us at hello (at) urban greencohousing.ca for more information.


How do I join?

A: E-mail us at hello (at) urbangreencohousing (dot) ca.

We will add you to our “Friends of Urban Green” email list. We send invitations to our information sessions and outreach events to this list.  After coming to an event, you may fill out an application to become a Prospective Member. You can read more about our membership process under the headline Get Involved.


Are there other cohousing communities in Alberta?

A: Yes. Please refer to www.cohousing.ca for more information.

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