South Main co-housing project welcomes residents in search of community
With the snip of a pair of large, shiny scissors, four-year-old Leo cut the ribbon to officially open Our Urban Village, the co-housing project where he lives with his parents.
“We are very social and we also like the idea of getting to know our neighbours and doing activities with them. And also getting Leo involved with other kids,” said Gabriela Martinez, Leo’s mom.
Owners first began moving into the complex on Main Street near East 41st Avenue in mid-summer, but many of them have been involved with the project since the initial planning stages.
“I joined in July of 2019,” said Cathy Sevcik, who owns a unit in the building. “What I really wanted was to be living with people who I knew, felt supported by and had connections with.”