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Friday, May 31 • 8:00am - 12:30pm
HALF DAY - Tour - Affordable Strategies - SOLD OUT!

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Eli Spevak, a local affordable Cohousing developer and resident, will lead a half-day to Peninsula Park Commons – a 10-unit condo project which includes significant sustainability features; Cully Grove – a 16 townhouse and detached home new construction project opened in 2013 with a substantial urban garden -  and Mason Street Townhomes – a newly constructed 14-home community incorporating common space, green building features and affordability. Eli will discuss the various strategies he uses to achieve affordability and environmental sustainability.

Peninsula Park Commons is a nine-unit combination of rehabilitation of an existing apartment building and new construction. apartment building located in the heart of the Piedmont Neighborhood. In the summer of 2004 the property was converted to condominiums, and units were sold to individuals, couples, and families. https://penparkcommons.wordpress.com

Cully Grove opened in 2013 is multi-generational solar powered garden community in NE Portland. On nearly 2 acres at NE 48th and Going St. 16 homes and a shared common house surrounds a large garden. This “farm in the city” provide fun and bountiful gardening for urban homesteaders of all ages. https://cullygrove.org

Mason Street is a newly constructed, 14-home, eco-friendly, condominium community designed in partnership with Communitecture which includes a common building, central courtyard, a guesthouse and secure indoor & outdoor areas. Design of the site and its common amenities is intended to facilitate community building and interaction among residents. http://www.masonstpdx.com

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Eli Spevak

Architect, Orange Splot Development
Eli Spevak has been developing affordable housing communities in Oregon for 25 years, starting as a volunteer construction supervisor with Habitat for Humanity. In 2006, he launched Orange Splot, LLC to build new models of community-oriented, affordable, green housing development... Read More →

Tour Leaders
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Neil Planchon

Cohousing: Tour Leader / Research Network, Life Coach / Nonprofit Tech Consultant
Neil is a co-developer and founder of Swan's Market Cohousing (est. 2000). He currently co-parents the CaliCoho Summit team which gathers residents of California Cohousing residents every couple months. He is a former Cohousing Association Board and Staff member who was responsible for running and growing the National Cohousing Bus tours program... Read More →

Friday May 31, 2019 8:00am - 12:30pm
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