An artist's rendering of Ravens Crossing Cohousing, a 34-unit residential project earmarked for the Town of Sidney on Victoria's Saanich Peninsula. If built, Ravens Crossing will be the Capital Region's third cohousing community.
Ravens Crossing Cohousing proposal seeks to bring third cohousing community to Greater Victoria
A proposal to build 34-units of market cohousing on the Saanich Peninsula has been submitted to the Town of Sidney for approvals.
Dubbed Ravens Crossing Cohousing
, the four-storey one, two and three-bedroom complex is earmarked for several parcels along the 2300-block of Brethour Avenue and the 9900-block of Seventh Street north of the town’s commercial core.
Unlike the similarly-named co-operative housing model under which residents rent their dwellings and management services are overseen by a housing provider, cohousing is comprised of owned residences where a consensus-based system of decision making handles property maintenance and building operations. The model differs from a traditional strata council by not establishing an elected group (the council) to represent all owners and stakeholders. [Full article