Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Construction underway for Spokane's first cohousing community

 After 4 plus years of planning and selling, construction is now well underway for Haystack Heights Cohousing, which will be the first cohousing development to be built in Spokane. 




                                      Photos are courtesy of Haystack Height Cohousing

Cohousing is a form of neighborhood development that has grown over the past 30 years and now with over 165 communities nationwide. In the concept residents reside in their own private living spaces but share a common centrally located club house for shared meals and activities. 

The project here in Spokane is being developed by The Perry Group,LLC with 32 private townhomes and flats plus 7 existing units in buildings that are already at the site. The project sits on three acres of land just southeast of the corner of Hartson Ave and Garfield St, in the South Perry Neighborhood. Homes range from 650 square foot single level flats to 1470 square foot two story townhomes. All homes had been reserved by future resident members by Valentine's of the year before construction began and now the community maintains a waiting list of potential buyers.

The common house construction will begin soon with 3,200 square feet of space that will include a kitchen, lounge, laundry, 2 guest rooms, a kid's playroom, a bike garage and gardens. Construction on the entire project is to be complete during the winter of 2021 with construction financed by Numerica Credit Union and work being done by Yost Gallager Construction,LLC of Spokane.

For more information on Haystack Heights Cohousing, visit their website at http://www.spokanecohousing.com