March 2020 Newsletter
Together, we will create a vibrant, intergenerational cohousing community in Novato, California where we know our neighbors well and live more sustainably.
Event Updates
Virtual Potluck
When: Saturday, March 28th, 6:00-7:30
We are working to follow all social distancing mandates, but that doesn't mean we can't have potlucks! Grab your dinner and join us online for a virtual meet and greet from your own home. Ask us your questions, and get to know the members. Email [email protected] to get the link to our online meeting room.

Postponed: Spring Into Cohousing!
Originally scheduled for Saturday, March 28th, 5:00-7:00
This event will be postponed until further notice.

Postponed: Family Playdate
Originally scheduled for Sunday, April 26th, 10:00-Noon
This event will be postponed until further notice.

For more information and clarification on future events, email [email protected]
Continued Progress
On March 4, 2020, C St. Village Cohousing had its second review by the City of Novato Design Review Commission (DRC). John Caye and Charles Durrett made a presentation to the Commissioners. Many C Street members attended in support as well. We received the enthusiastic support of the design review commissioners. In the next few months we will be moving on to the City of Novato Planning Commission for further review.

The role of the DRC is to review the site design, architecture and landscaping of the project. Since our last review we made several changes: 1) Change in exterior color to white; 2) Modified the architectural style by changing the type of dormers from gabled dormers to shed dormers; 3) Adding more green space near the common house and 4) Adding more parking spaces on the street, along with the required ADA spaces.
A New Cohousing Film
Best of Both Worlds; Cohousing's Promise is a recently made video explores cohousing by interviewing residents of four different cohousing communities in Northern California. The video debuted at the “Wild and Scenic Film Festival” in Nevada City, CA.

For more details on how to purchase the movie, please visit the film's website at
Have You Seen Our Community Plans?
Preliminary Elevation
Elevation of Private Homes / Architecture by McCamant & Durrett Architects.
In cohousing , one   receives the benefits of living a connected life, while maintaining a private sanctuary in your own home. The private homes in C Street Village will have open floor plans and are designed to be filled with natural light, built with sustainable materials, advanced sound-proofing techniques, passive cooling and heating, front porches, and more. There are thirty two private homes with two, three, and four bedroom options available. There will also be 8 one bedroom and studio rental units (carriage units).
Building Momentum for Cohousing in Marin
Contact Us Today
If you are interested in learning more or reserving your home, please contact us at [email protected]. You can follow us at our website . Growing awareness is essential, but what we really need are future neighbors seeking to live in community in the 2021 timeframe. We understand that commitment takes time. So please join us at an upcoming meeting as we continue the momentum toward securing our site and designing our community. We are in contract on land and making progress.
We can only do this together. Please join us…and send us your thoughts!
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