Woolsey Corner

Portland, Oregon

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This new, affordable community is located in North Portland and has been designed from the ground up as a cohousing development. The homes will be made permanently affordable to households with incomes at or below 80% of median family income through a partnership with Proud Ground, a local community land trust.

Woolsey Corner is a community of 8 family-sized homes (flats & townhomes) located in vibrant New Columbia across the street from Rosa Parks Elementary School and the recently-expanded University Park Community Center. It's also right next door to the Seeds of Harmony community garden and on the #4 bus line.

Woolsey Corner features a shared interior common unit that includes space for community gatherings, guest room, bathroom, and bike parking. A central exterior courtyard serves as a play area and social gathering space, anchored by an existing silver maple tree and surrounded by newly planted fruit trees and blueberries.

The homes are certified Earth Advantage Platinum and include: solar hot water, wood floors, insulation well beyond code, triple-pane windows, ductless mini-split heating and air conditioning, and Energy Star appliances. In addition, the homes incorporate numerous recycled and natural features including live edge natural wood trim locally harvested from the urban forest.

All residents will be eligible to participate in a shared community garden immediately next door to the property.

Construction was completed in November, 2010.

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