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Prairie Onion Cohousing Project Announcement

When: Sat., May 30, 1 p.m. 2009

A GROUP OF CHICAGO RESIDENTS TO ANNOUNCE BRONZEVILLE NEIGHBORHOOD AS PROPOSED SITE OF FIRST COHOUSING COMMUNITY IN ILLINOIS More than 100 cohousing communities exist in the United States, although none currently in Illinois. That is about to change due to the efforts of a group of Chicago residents working to establish the first one in historic Bronzeville on the city’s south side. Details of the proposed Prairie Onion Cohousing site and its affordable condominium units will be announced Saturday, May 30, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. during a presentation at the Hall Library, 4801 South Michigan Avenue. Cohousing is a type of planned community designed to encourage strong ties among residents and foster interaction with the larger neighborhood. Prairie Onion Cohousing will be an intergenerational, multi-cultural community of 20 households that will own their own homes and share meals several times a week in a large common house. The community will be designed with numerous "green" features in order to reduce long-term costs and minimize environmental impact. For information call 773-854-6879 or visit Hall Library, 4801 S. Michigan Ave..

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