Cohousing development progressing
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Since purchasing the Presbyterian church in November, Ken Weinstein, the owner and developer of the building in which WVC hopes to take root, has been very busy. Among other things, Mr. Weinstein has:
  • Worked with a civil engineer to prepare the property for construction.
  • Successfully removed all asbestos from the building. 
  • Hired and begun working intensively with Morris Zimmerman of BWA Architecture on turning the church school building into a condominium complex. Mr. Zimmerman has spent the last month or so "getting his arms around the property" and reviewing preliminary designs.  
Over the next 4-6 weeks, WVC expects to meet with Mr. Weinstein and Mr. Zimmerman to share with them our input into the building design aimed at making the development as "cohousing friendly" as possible.

Alexis Stephens wrote a nice story about us in Next City These Philadelphians Want to Get Closer to Their Neighbors and our member Karey Bacon has an article in the January 2015 Weavers Way ShuttleLeap Forward for Mt. Airy Cohousing on page 20.

The Atlantic's on-line CityLab featured an article on cohousing this month: Can Boomers Make Cohousing Mainstream?
WVC Members Gather During the Holidays
Upcoming Meetings and Social Events:
  • Celebrate Groundhog Day with Potluck & Movie Sunday, Feb. 1 from 3-6 pm at Elayne & Itzik's, 124 W Mt Airy Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19119
  • Cohousing Information Session Saturday, Feb. 7 from 10:30 am-12:30 pm, Andorra Library, 705 E Cathedral Rd, Phila, PA
  • Business Meetings Sundays Feb. 8 & 22 from 5-7 pm (e-mail us for location). Business meetings are open to members and prospective members who've attended at lest two cohousing informational meetings or social events.
  • Cohousing Information Session Saturday, Feb. 21 from 2:30-4 pm, Lovett Library, 6945 Germantown Ave, Phila, PA 19119
For more info/RSVP visit the Philadelphia Cohousing meetup page or our website.
Asbestos removal has been completed at the Mt Airy Presbyterian Church.
We are still hosting informal information sessions at Mt Airy Read & Eat, 7141 Germantown Ave less than a block from the church:
Wed Feb 4, 5-7 pm
Mon Feb 9, 1-3 pm
Sun Feb 15, 2-4 pm 
Wed Mar 4, 5-7 pm
Mon Mar 9, 1-3 pm
Sun March 15, 2-4 pm
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