Fair Oaks EcoHousing  A family-friendly green neighborhood
NEWS AND EVENTS 

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Site Tour on Saturday, December 10th:  Meet at 10:30 am at the Fair Oaks Coffeehouse in Fair Oaks Village, located at 10223 Fair Oaks Blvd, at the intersection with Park Drive. Look for us on the side of the Coffeehouse, in the patio area or in the building at the back. The tour will last about an hour, with an optional lunch afterwards at the Siam Patio Restaurant or the Smokey Oaks Tavern. We can carpool to the site.  The tour will be led by future residents of Fair Oaks EcoHousing.  Kids are welcome. 


There will be additional site tours on Saturday, January 14th and Sunday, January 29th (at 10:30 am).

  

To sign up, please contact Linda Tanforan at (916) 359-3742 or lmtanforan at gmail.com    

    

Potluck on Sunday, Dec. 18th:  Join us for a potluck at 6:00 pm in Fair Oaks. This will be a chance for a fun evening with the members of Fair Oaks EcoHousing. First-time guests do not need to bring a dish to share. Food and drink will be provided. Family-friendly: kids are welcome.


RSVP to Linda Tanforan at (916) 359-3742 or lmtanforan at gmail.com for the address.

Berkeley Presentation: Saturday, December 3, 1 pm to 3 pm
Developing California's 35th cohousing neighborhood
Long Haul, 3124 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA
Across from La Pena on Shattuck at Woolsey
Price: $20.00 /per person ($10 for EB Coho supporting members)
What is it like to be on the verge of building your dream community? How can we be a part of making it happen, even if we don't move there?
Meet Marty Maskall and other founding members of Fair Oaks EcoHousing, a project over 10 years in the making. Fair Oaks is a growing village just 18 miles from Sacramento by transit. It will soon be home to the 165th cohousing neighborhood in the United States, the 35th in California.  
Marty and 18 other families and individuals plan to break ground in March 2017. Their new neighborhood is designed by award-winning McCamant and Durrett Architects, the founders of the cohousing movement in the United States. Katie McCamant of CoHousing Solutions is the Development & Marketing Consultant. 
• Learn how Fair Oaks EcoHousing got started. What didn't work for plans in Orangevale and Folsom and why working with an experienced cohousing development consultant has made all the difference. 
• Meet members of the future community who live in the Bay Area.  How they are getting to know each other? AND, why they are choosing to put roots down in Fair Oaks rather than continue living in the Bay Area? 
• See what state of the art "sustainable community' and green housing looks like;  
• Find out how to help grow the cohousing movement in California --- even if you aren't ready to relocate yourself!   Slow Money for Cohousing is real. 
Join our guests, EBCOHO members, and hosts, Raines Cohen and Betsy Morris, on Saturday, Dec 3 for an in-depth interview, presentation, and conversation with Fair Oaks EcoHousing developers. 
Sign up on Meetup at www.meetup.com/ebcoho/events/235591787
Berkeley Presentation: Saturday, December 3, 1 pm to 3 pm
Developing California's 35th cohousing neighborhood
Long Haul, 3124 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA
Across from La Pena on Shattuck at Woolsey
Price: $20.00 /per person ($10 for EB Coho supporting members)
What is it like to be on the verge of building your dream community? How can we be a part of making it happen, even if we don't move there?
Meet Marty Maskall and other founding members of Fair Oaks EcoHousing, a project over 10 years in the making. Fair Oaks is a growing village just 18 miles from Sacramento by transit. It will soon be home to the 165th cohousing neighborhood in the United States, the 35th in California.  
Marty and 18 other families and individuals plan to break ground in March 2017. Their new neighborhood is designed by award-winning McCamant and Durrett Architects, the founders of the cohousing movement in the United States. Katie McCamant of CoHousing Solutions is the Development & Marketing Consultant. 
• Learn how Fair Oaks EcoHousing got started. What didn't work for plans in Orangevale and Folsom and why working with an experienced cohousing development consultant has made all the difference. 
• Meet members of the future community who live in the Bay Area.  How they are getting to know each other? AND, why they are choosing to put roots down in Fair Oaks rather than continue living in the Bay Area? 
• See what state of the art "sustainable community' and green housing looks like;  
• Find out how to help grow the cohousing movement in California --- even if you aren't ready to relocate yourself!   Slow Money for Cohousing is real. 
Join our guests, EBCOHO members, and hosts, Raines Cohen and Betsy Morris, on Saturday, Dec 3 for an in-depth interview, presentation, and conversation with Fair Oaks EcoHousing developers. 
Sign up on Meetup at www.meetup.com/ebcoho/events/235591787

Berkeley Presentation: Saturday, December 3rd, 1 pm to 3 pm

Developing California's 35th cohousing neighborhood
Long Haul, 3124 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA, Across from La Pena on Shattuck at Woolsey
Price: $20.00 /per person ($10 for EB Coho supporting members)

What is it like to be on the verge of building your dream community? How can we be a part of making it happen, even if we don't move there?

Meet Marty Maskall and other founding members of Fair Oaks EcoHousing, a project over 10 years in the making. Fair Oaks is a growing village just 18 miles from Sacramento by transit. It will soon be home to the 165th cohousing neighborhood in the United States, the 35th in California. 


Marty and 18 other families and individuals plan to break ground in March 2017. Their new neighborhood is designed by award-winning McCamant and Durrett Architects, the founders of the cohousing movement in the United States. Katie McCamant of CoHousing Solutions is the Development & Marketing Consultant. 


• Learn how Fair Oaks EcoHousing got started. What didn't work for plans in Orangevale and Folsom and why working with an experienced cohousing development consultant has made all the difference.
• Meet members of the future community who live in the Bay Area. How they are getting to know each other? AND, why they are choosing to put roots down in Fair Oaks rather than continue living in the Bay Area?
• See what state of the art "sustainable community' and green housing looks like;
• Find out how to help grow the cohousing movement in California --- even if you aren't ready to relocate yourself! 


Join our guests, EBCOHO members, and hosts, Raines Cohen and Betsy Morris, on Saturday, Dec 3 for an in-depth interview, presentation, and conversation with Fair Oaks EcoHousing developers.
Sign up on Meetup at www.meetup.com/ebcoho/events/235591787

Bay Area Presentation:  Sunday, December 4th, 2 to 3:30 PM

Learn more about the benefits of cohousing from future residents of Fair Oaks EcoHousing

Gatehouse Clubhouse, 20720 Fourth Street, Saratoga, CA 95070

Person at gate entrance will guide you to Clubhouse parking  

  

Silicon Valley & Bay Area too crowded?  Too expensive?  Then come & see us!

Attend a free presentation to learn more.

Imagine living in a community close to hiking, biking, nature walks, fishing and kayaking, just blocks from the American River and its miles of bike trails.  Fair Oaks is in Eastern Sacramento County, with excellent connections to the Bay Area on Amtrak.  Come learn from folks working in the Bay Area who've chosen Fair Oaks EcoHousing.  See how it's possible to have a work-life balance between the Bay area and cohousing in Fair Oaks.


Click here to view the event flyer     

   

For more information:

Kathy Forte      408-867-6211,  kathyaforte at comcast.net 
Al Lampell       650-575-3885,  alampell at hotmail.com
Bob Oyafuso    916-353-0376,  boyafuso at sbcglobal.net 

Project update:
  • Application Submitted: On July 21, 2014, we submitted an application to get our project approved by Sacramento County. Site and floor plans are posted on our website. 
  • CPAC Approval: On September 3, 2014, our project was reviewed by the Fair Oaks Planning and Advisory Council (CPAC). They recommended approval by a unanimous 6-0 vote.
  • DRAC Approval: On September 25, 2014, Fair Oaks EcoHousing was reviewed by the Sacramento County Design Review Advisory Committee (DRAC). The Committee recommended "enthusiastic unanimous approval," with a vote of 5-0.
  • Planning Commission Approval: On April 13, 2015, the Sacramento County Planning Commission approved Fair Oaks EcoHousing, with a unanimous vote of 4 to 0.
  • Property Purchased! On June 23, 2015, Fair Oaks EcoHousing closed escrow on the 3.7 acre site located at 4025 New York Avenue. We are grateful for the assistance of a loan from Sierra Vista Bank. 
  • Construction Docs Submitted: On January 20, 2016, Fair Oaks EcoHousing submitted our construction docs to Sacramento County! Our community is one big step closer to being built. 
  • Bidding & Construction Loan:  Expected Fall 2016.

  • Start of Construction:  Expected Spring 2017.


Interested in sharing our next milestone with us?
Learn how to get involved with Fair Oaks EcoHousing in 2016:
Contact us!

  

Orientation for New Members: If you’d like to receive priority home selection and play an integral part in creating your future community, please register for a New Member Orientation. You will receive a Project Overview Handbook chock-full of information. You will also have plenty of time to ask questions. The orientation will be held in Fair Oaks. 
Fee:  $195 per household.  To register, call Marty at (916) 967-2472 or email mmaskall at pacbell.net 

                               
Articles about Fair Oaks EcoHousing: Read what local newspapers, including the Sacramento Bee, Sacramento Business Journal, American River Messenger, and others, have to say at www.fairoaksecohousing.org/thepeople/publicity.html

 

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