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What is Cohousing & Why Should You Care? A Conversation with Alice Alexander

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Imagine that:
• You know your neighbors.
• You own your own home.
• Your kids always have someone to play with, and always have a babysitter available.
• You live sustainably, with a small carbon footprint.
• You share some meals, laundry and work space, pool, garden, maybe even a car.
• You age in place, that is, stay in your home as long as possible.

All these, and more, are possible in cohousing, a return to village life, in which owner-residents design and manage their own community.

Join us to learn about and discuss cohousing with special guest Alice Alexander, Executive Director of the Cohousing Association of the USA (http://cohousing.org/).

Alice will make a 20-min. presentation about cohousing, followed by discussion. We hope folks from other cohousing projects under way in the DFW area, will attend to share their visions, including: White Rock Crossing Cohousing and Wildflower Ecovillage.

Please bring a snack to share!

Alice is driven by her belief in the benefits of creating community, from enriching our lives, to reducing our environmental impact, to increasing economic sustainability. This belief is reflected in all that she has done: in volunteer leadership service and professional executive staffing for myriad nonprofit organizations. Alice is co-founder of Durham Central Park Cohousing Community, based in a 24-unit building self-developed in downtown Durham, NC.

The Grove (http://grovedallas.com/about/) is a coworking and collaborative space for small to medium sized businesses, social innovators/entrepreneurs, and creative freelancers in the Historic West End District of Downtown Dallas.

DIRECTIONS for reaching The Grove

LOCATION 501 Elm Street, Suite 450 Dallas, TX 75202 We are located in the 501 Elm Place building, on the NE corner of Houston & Elm. Look for the historic brick building directly across from the 6th Floor Museum/ Book Depository. Our entrance faces Elm Street. The Grove is on the 4th floor, suite 450. MAP: http://bit.ly/grovedallasmap

DART RAIL (Suggested transportation option.) Take any DART Rail line to the West End Station. Walk west on Pacific (rail line) to Record St. South on Record to Elm. West on Elm. The doors to 501 Elm Place will be on your right, after the Subway entrance, shortly before you reach Houston Street. MAP: http://bit.ly/westendgrove

METERED PARKING There is metered parking on Record, Ross & Houston. You can pay by coin, or using the "Pay By Phone" app. https://paybyphone.com/mobile-apps/ Parking on Elm St is prohibited between 7am-9am and 4pm-6pm.

LOT PARKING You can park at one of the paid lots in the Ross & Houston area which are $4 to $9. There is also a city lot under the Woodall Rogers overpass at Houston & McKinney which costs $2 flat up til 5pm.

INTERACTIVE PARKING MAP http://dallas.bestparking.com/neighborhoods/west-end-historic-district-parking