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Jan 9, 2020 — Family-Friendly Social Event – Sal y Limón

Who doesn’t love tacos? Join OUV for a casual weeknight dinner at kid-friendly Sal y Limón. Meet our villagers and learn more about the project. Come find us at a table by the kids’ play area! Thursday, January 9 – 5:30-7:00 pm Sal y Limón Mexican Restaurant (701 Kingsway – at Kingsway/Fraser) RSVP appreciated but not necessary: ouvmembership@gmail.comFormal …

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Nov 15, 2019 – Nibbles and Culture Crawl!

The east side culture crawl is next weekend and we’re meeting at Luppolo Brewing company on Friday November 15th at 5:30pm. Come and join us to learn about co-housing and meet our group. We’ll be leaving the brewery around 7pm to do a bit of crawling.

Nov 23, 2019 – Learning from Capitol Hill Urban Cohousing

We’ll be hosting a full day workshop with Sheila Hoffman from Capitol Hill Urban Cohousing (CHUC) on November from 9:30 am – 4:30pm. Located in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighbourhood, CHUC is an inter-generational urban community committed to sustainable living. During the morning session Sheila Hoffman and Spencer Beard will guide us through some of their …

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Architects and planners aim to create family-friendly apartment housing in the city

Most multi-family housing projects have amenity rooms, but with the cost of land rising and new units getting smaller, many of these common areas are being downsized. Often they are only 450 square feet. “You put in a few exercise bikes and you’re done,” said Vancouver architect Marianne Amodio. “They are getting smaller and smaller.” …

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Tomo on Main

Multi-family housing collaboration Can we design multi-family housing to nurture strong, supportive social relationships? Hundreds of hours of research led us to believe the answer is Yes. Tomo House brings this idea to life. Tomo House has brought Happy City into a unique collaboration with an enlightened developer (Take Root), a creative design team (Lanefab …

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Co-housing project on Main Street in Vancouver approved with affordable units

A minor residential project approved by Vancouver City Council on Tuesday evening is drawing attention for its unique co-housing model. ‘Tomo House’, designed by Marianne Amodio Architecture Studio, is located at a 6,700-sq-ft lot at 5809-5811 Main Street – just one block south of 41st Avenue. It is a partnership between Tomo Spaces Inc., the …

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