Last updated: July 8, 2015 (3 weeks ago)
Listing created on: August 5, 2011
McKenzie Green Commons
(Bellingham, Washington, United States)
- Status: Disbanded
- Formed: 2011
- Visitors accepted: Yes, rarely
- Open to new Members: Yes
- Contact Name: Prentiss Cole
1506 McKenzie Ave.
Bellingham, Washington, 98225
This Community has Disbanded
High land and building costs; a lack of a sufficient number of seniors willing and able to risk designing a house and joining others in creating a self-managed community; complicated, unclear and restrictive city regulations; and reluctant lenders were the primary reasons for the failure of McKenzie Green Commons. (See “Community Description” below for original vision.)
Visitors accepted: Yes, rarely
Open to new Members: Yes
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Active seniors who care about our planet, seek meaningful relationships yet respect privacy and to live in energy efficient homes.
The vision was to create a community with twelve modest, energy efficient, green individually owned, modest single family homes within a tranquil natural setting; for active adults, 55 plus, who cared deeply about our environment and the impact we have on our planet; and, where there was shared desire for meaningful relationships balanced with the need for privacy and independence in Fairhaven the historic neighborhood of Bellingham, Washington.
Given all the circumstances involved this could not become a reality. (See reasons above for disbanding.)