General Plan

Summary of Goals and Practices

The Physical Space

Common areas

vegetable gardens, edible grazeable landscaping.
Bike and pedestrian-only within town. Wide paths to act as fire lane.
Alternatives to pavement. Dirt paths? mud problem.
Car parking areas. Public/visitor lot. Resident spots.
Common house. Large auditorium for shared meals, performances, events, parties, etc
Using common house as a venue business, using profits to maintain
Workshop/maintenance shop with tools
Craft room
Children’s playroom
Children’s outdoor playground

Energy Generation

biomass converter / GEK gasifier (research)

Private residences

designed to allow sun for gardens (either clustered together in one area, or short and scattered with gardens in between)
Tiny houses
Sustainable/Recycled Building Materials
Design for insulation, air circulation, and Sun heat and light
Self-designed, self-built houses
Small spaces and live/work to promote affordability


Small Business incubator. Acceptance based on sustainability, benefit to community.
Phase 1: Performance venue, Grocery store and Restaurant that utilize produce grown on-site, Bakery
Phase 2: Stores selling handmade or locally made goods. Clothing, home items, etc.
Phase 3: School providing classes in urban homesteading skills: gardening, green energy, etc.
Hours of operation and how that affects neighborhood?

Architecture Ideas and Concerns
1st floor enclosed space, 2nd floor houses and vegetation
underground parking
ease of maintenance and cleaning built into design. no awkward crevices etc.
No blank walls
Taking inspiration from historic SF architecture

Community Structure
Shared work: required work hours for maintenance, required cooking of common meals.
Private property. Not income sharing. Business income is private. Homes are privately owned.
Common areas are owned in common.
Consensus Democracy
Committee Structure
Shared and private ownership under a condominium or Tenants in Common model

Trying to continually work towards self-sufficiency as a community by:
conserving energy and generating electricity on site
Members who both live and work on the premises.
Members as customers of other businesses.
Sharing when possible. Ridesharing.
Work is done by members. Income comes from businesses owned by the community.

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