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Articles about Cohousing in Madison, Wisconsin.

Cohousing Project Proposed for Madison’s East Side Looks to Begin City Approval Process

Mar 22, 2017

THE CAP TIMES Abigail Becker (March 22, 2017) An affordable cohousing project proposed for Winnebago Street on Madison’s east side is preparing to begin the city approval process with tentative plans for construction to begin in a year if all goes smoothly. Developers and the CohoMadison Cohousing Community are proposing to build a three-story apartment building on…

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East-Side Synergy: CohoMadison Finds New Home on Winnebago Street

Sep 22, 2016

THE ISTHMUS Allison Geyer (September 22, 2016) CohoMadison project manager Greg Rosenberg recalls a “grim 24 hours” in late July after he got confirmation that developer Gorman & Co. was no longer going to build the group’s cohousing project on the Union Corners site. Cohousing, a style of living that features private homes clustered around…

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Push for Cohousing Project in Union Corners Gains Momentum

Apr 27, 2016

A cohousing component to the Union Corners development on Madison’s east side has been discussed for at least two years, but organizers are getting closer to making it a reality. Union Corners Cohousing is working with project developer Gorman & Co. to secure the option to develop a triangular piece of land along Winnebago Street.

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Cohousing Developments on the Rise in Madison

Jun 29, 2015

About 40 people — toddlers, divorcees, young couples and teenagers — crowd into a massive dining room, where enticing smells drift out of a restaurant-grade kitchen. A few adults trickle in, laughing and holding after-work beers. They came from a chicken coop in the garden, where they were watching what they called “Chicken TV.”

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Union Corners with Organic Market, Cohousing Finally Taking Shape

May 2, 2015

It’s been a dozen years since developers first floated plans for Union Corners and the 11.4 acre property still sits vacant and blighted. For all practical purposes, the site at the corner of Milwaukee Street and East Washington Avenue has turned into an unofficial dog park and long-term parking option for people living out of their vehicles.

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Sharing Life

Mar 1, 2015

As I visualized my future as an LGBT senior living in Madison and aging, I imagined residing in a community of like-minded individuals committed to mutual support and fellowship, while we shared spaces to congregate, celebrate, recreate, and collaborate. I would also need a private, personal space—a room or home of my own. I’d live in a vibrant neighborhood that celebrated diversity and progressive values. This dream may soon become a reality.

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Cohousing in the Works at Union Corners

Sep 11, 2014

There’s no sign of any construction yet at Union Corners, the long-awaited development at East Washington Avenue and Milwaukee Street. But that hasn’t stopped a community-minded group from making plans for a major cohousing effort at the high-profile site.

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LGBT-Friendly Senior Housing on the Table for Union Corners

Aug 20, 2013

Compared to a lot of places, Madison is a pretty easy place to be openly gay. But that sense of freedom can be fleeting, especially for seniors who move to retirement communities only to find that they are the only out gay or lesbian resident around.

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