East Van Cohousing Offers Community-Oriented Vision

In a city where it can be hard to find connection and support, people are working together to find livable solutions.

Finding a place to live in Vancouver is difficult. Finding community can be even harder.

The members of East Van Cohousing have made the decision to stay in the city while making a more intentional choice to be surrounded by a community that know and cares about them.

Putting together a development plan for a 35-unit multifamily apartment building this past year, East Van Cohousing members asked: How do you want your day-to-day experience to be? What are the values you want to see represented in your world? Do you want to get to know your neighbours, so you can feel more connected to your community?

Typically, cohousing development can take seven to 10 years, but thanks to a very committed team, the project off Kingsway and 33rd, with generous common spaces, is already in the design stage of working with architects.

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