Aria Cohousing Community

Denver, Colorado, United States

  • Last updated: July 24, 2018 (3 seconds ago)
  • Listing created on: January 20, 2015

Mission Statement

At the heart of the Aria Denver neighborhood, we are a multi-generational group of individuals and families living together to support and enrich the lives of each other and the community beyond. We are committed to sharing talents, resources and responsibilities and to live in a healthy way, leaving a small footprint on the land.

Community Description

The Aria Cohousing Community is built on an authentic commitment to one another and to the community beyond. Cohousing is a type of intentional, collaborative housing in which residents actively participate in the design and operation of their community. The current Aria Cohousing members share a common commitment to living in a healthy, sustainable community. The former Marycrest convent at the heart of the larger Aria Denver was redeveloped into a 28-unit inter-generational cohousing community. Eight of the 28 units are designated as affordable. Only two units remain! Please visit http://ariacohousing.com for more information.

An eight-minute drive north of downtown Denver, Aria Denver is a 17.5 acre transit-oriented, mixed-use, mixed-income development located within the Chaffee Park neighborhood. Aria Denver is designed for urban-minded people who share a vision for being part of a close-knit community.

Aria Denver, in partnership with Regis University and the surrounding neighborhoods, has created the Cultivate Health Project to support the health and wellness of the entire community. This project, which is funded by the Colorado Health Foundation, will create infrastructure and programming that encourage an active lifestyle, increase access to healthy food and offer integrated health services. The project will bring a one-acre production garden at Aria Denver, improvements to pedestrian and bicycle routes in the neighborhood, new adult exercise zones at Aria and Zuni Park and many more exciting projects in the Regis and Chaffee Park neighborhoods.

About

  • Type(s): Cohousing (individual homes within group owned property)
  • Location: Urban

Housing

  • Status: We have land we have developed on
  • Area: 0.613 acres
  • Current Residence Types: Multi-family homes
  • Current Number of Residences: 28
  • Housing Provided: Purchase
  • Land owned by: Individual community member(s)
  • Additional Comments:

    The Aria Cohousing Community completed construction in 2017. There are 28 condominium units and common areas (community kitchen, multi-purpose space and a library) within a redeveloped convent building. Only two units remain! For more information, please visit http://ariacohousing.com.

Membership

  • Adult Members: 32
  • Child Members: 5
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process:

    If you are interested in visiting the Aria Cohousing Community, please attend an upcoming presentation and tour. For more information visit ariacohousing.com

    Contact Tess Williams, Project Manager for Urban Ventures, LLC. ([email protected] or 303-446-0761.)

  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Membership Process:

    If you are interested in joining Aria Denver, seeing the future home of the Aria Cohousing Community and meeting the committed group of members please check out our website for more information www.ariacohousing.com

    Or, contact Tess Williams, Project Manager for Urban Ventures, LLC. ([email protected] or 303-446-0761.)

Government

  • Decision Making: Modified Consensus (everyone agrees, with some exceptions or fallbacks.)
  • Identified Leader: Yes, multiple identified leaders
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes

Economics

  • Join Fee: $150
  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Shared Income: None
  • Required Labor Contribution: Encouraged or suggested

Sustainability Practices

  • Energy Infrastructure: We are connected to the grid.

Lifestyle

  • Common Facilities: Garden(s), Library, Large Scale Kitchen
  • Internet Available: Yes, community provides it
  • Internet Fast?: Yes, exceptionally.
  • Cell Phone Service: Good for most people.
  • Shared meals: About once a week
  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals), Paleo (no grains, dairy, processed foods, or legumes), Local (food sourced within 150 miles), Organic (no pesticides or synthetic fertilizers), GMO Free (only non-genetically modified organisms), Vegetarian Only (no animal meat; dairy and eggs okay) – Please check this only if you are 100% Vegetarian, Mostly Vegetarian, Vegan Only (plants only, no animal products) – Please check this only if you are 100% Vegan., Mostly Vegan, Opportunivore (dumpster diving, nature harvesting, etc.), Raw or Mostly Raw, Kosher, Halal, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: No – people may eat however they wish.
  • Special Diets OK: Yes

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Community Network or Organization Affiliations

The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC)

Keywords

healthy living, sustainability, community