Every fall we have a big community campout in Canyonlands National Park (just a few hours from here). We just had our 2021 campout a couple weeks ago and it was gorgeous once again.
Absolutely huge news – we now have committed homebuyers for all 14 Phase 2 homes. That has huge positive impacts on the development of Phase 2. When we design our homes, we will be designing them for 14 specific households and not guessing what future residents may want. Banks are likely to give us much more favorable terms on our construction loan because we are 100% pre-sold. The integration of Phase 1 and Phase 2 will continue with all of the members now onboard.
We're very excited about our 14th P2 household, Felice and Chris Pierce – yet another amazing P2 household. Welcome Felice and Chris! Their daughter Margaret's family is also very interested in possibly living at Heartwood. More and more young families have been moving into Heartwood, which is a very positive trend because of the strong value we place on being a multigenerational community.
With all 14 Phase 2 spots now taken, we have opened our Phase 2 Waiting List. We've got a ton of work to do before we actually build Phase 2 homes so there's a fair chance that a committed Phase 2 homebuyer's plans may change and a Phase 2 spot will open up. Check out our About Phase 2 webpage to learn about getting on the Phase 2 Waiting List.
The Path Ahead
We are currently working on a new plan for our emergency access. The three neighbors to our west have agreed to grant us emergency access easements, which is excellent news. Our next big county approval step is obtaining Sketch Plan approval. Unfortunately the County Planning Department has lost a number of key employees so they are short-staffed, which means that our project is moving very slowly. We're hoping that we can receive Sketch Plan approval in December, but there's a fair chance that it won't happen until January.
With all of the 14 P2 Homebuyers now onboard, in anticipation of their working on home designs (after Preliminary Plat approval) and living in community, we have begun Communications and Consensus Training during our monthly P2 Zoom Gatherings. Our mainstream culture doesn't do a great job of preparing us for cooperative communications and decision making so we've found over the years that it's incredibly valuable to provide that training. Not only is it a fun way of getting to know each other, it also provides skills that spill over into all parts of life, not just here in the neighborhood. Cohousing truly has ripple effects.
Late afternoon light after yet another lovely autumn day at Heartwood.
If you're interested in a greater sense of peace and belonging in your life and a healthier lifestyle fostered by living in community and close to Nature, we invite you to get involved. There are currently no homes for sale or rent in Phase 1 and no spots left in Phase 2, but the Phase 2 Waiting List is now open. To learn more, go to our About Phase 2 webpage.
Click here to go to our Plan a Visit webpage or click here to send an email to Sandy. She can help you reserve one of our common house guest rooms.
With the very limited opportunities to buy or rent a home at Heartwood, staying subscribed to these newsletters is your best way to learn about available homes. When home sale, rental, or housesitting opportunities come up, this will be the place where they are announced.
As always, if you have any questions, simply reply to this email. We're happy to answer any and all inquiries. We've posted answers to frequently asked questions on the Phase 2 FAQ page and also the general FAQ page.
Yours in Community,
Phase 2 Project Manager
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