Emerson Commons – Crozet’s Cohousing Community

Remember the cohousing community that was coming to 240 in 2009?

Now it appears that site is called Emerson Commons, as reported by Tim Dodson with Charlottesville Tomorrow, and it’s going to be a reality.

A new cohousing community will be coming to Crozet by 2018.

Emerson Commons will be located on 6.1 acres along Parkview Drive off Route 240, near the Crozet Veterinary Care Center.

“For some people, this ‘cohousing’ term, they’ve never heard it before, this is the first in this region,” said Peter Lazar, who is developing the community. “Some of the core elements that you see in every cohousing neighborhood is that parking is on the periphery, so that’s a fundamental aspect of it to make it pedestrian-oriented, [and] the houses are clustered so that there’s more green space.”


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