Work could begin later this fall on the building of a 62-unit housing community on the north side of Grand Junction, geared especially for seniors.
The Village Cooperative will go up off of 26 ½ Road, just to the north of the St. Mary’s Medical Center, in an area of modest residential and retail development.
Plans had originally called for work on the multi-story project, which was approved by the Grand Junction City Council late last year, to begin this summer, but that timetable was delayed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
The communal housing project will feature homes ranging in size from around 900 to just over 1,500 square feet, with communal space that will include garden plots, a craft room, club room, and reading areas.
Uniquely, each unit in the complex will also be individually ducted so that residents in the building aren’t breathing the same communal air.
Up to 60 percent of the units in the cooperative community have already been sold.
Based in Eagan, Minnesota, the Village Cooperative company was launched in the early 1970s, and has developed to date more than 40 community projects nationally comprising some 2,200 individual homes.
The company currently has nine cooperative communities either under construction or in the planning stages in Colorado.
By Garry Boulard
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