Conditional Membership Reminder

One of the most commonly heard comments in conversations with our supporters, as well as visitors to the Information Centre goes something like this:

“I love the idea and design of Prairie Spruce Commons, I see it in my future but I am not quite ready to join the community.”

Very often, this type of comment is followed by… “When do you think the construction will begin?”

These two common comments/queries are inseparable. The following statement by community member Joanne Mortensen makes the inevitable connection clear: “Construction will begin as soon as you and four other households commit to a home at Prairie Spruce Commons.”

That’s because we have agreed with our developer, Fiorante Homes and Commercial Limited, that construction will begin when 19 of the 27 beautifully designed, self-contained units in Prairie Spruce Commons are spoken for.

Our current community members (formally Equity Members) have each paid a downpayment equivalent of $35,000, have selected the units of our choice, are enjoying the fruits of community, and are working on promoting Prairie Spruce Commons so that others can join our community too. As current members, we want to do everything we possibly can to welcome our future neighbours into our community and to make your membership decision as easy as possible. We want you to say yes to your future in Prairie Spruce Commons!

To that end, we have come up with a lower financial threshold for joining the community, which also increases your certainty and security in the project moving forward. We call this “Conditional Equity Membership”. You can become a Conditional Equity member by making a downpayment of $5,000. Your full downpayment will not be required until 19 units are spoken for and construction is then scheduled to begin. Conditional Equity membership is a low risk way for you to ensure you have a future in Prairie Spruce Commons and Prairie spruce Commons has a future in Regina.

To learn more about Conditional Equity Membership, don’t hesitate to email us or give us a call at (306) 586-1363. To get a better sense of the elegant architectural design and this creative community, consider joining us at our 6th Design Workshop with Pattison MGM Architects on Saturday June 20th. Get in touch and will send you the details.

Brenda

Before Moving In

Prairie Spruce Commons will be built with the support of committed homebuyers.

The Equity membership has personal and financial obligations that are listed below.

EQUITY Membership (10% of unit price)

  • Attend PSC General Meetings
  • Continue committee work

Equity Member Responsibilities

  • Attend PSC General meetings
  • Attend committee and ad hoc community meetings
  • Upon move in,  participate in work to maintain PSC – administratively and/or operationally (including cleaning of hallways & bathrooms), approximately 6 hrs/ month, based on info from other cohousing locations
  • PSC Community may decide to hire outside resources to do some of this work
  • PSC community members will manage PSC
  • Social participation is an integral part of cohousing

How to Get Involved

Getting to Know You

We hope cohousing and particularly Prairie Spruce Commons is resonating with you.

At our very first design workshop with Prairie Spruce Commons we knew there was a resonance for us. Something with resonance has a deep tone and/or a powerful lasting effect. At that first design workshop we were putting check marks in many of our boxes: underground parking, garden, accessible space designed for our particular needs, design for natural light in every unit, close to Wascana Park, the University of Regina, and downtown.Then there were the things we hoped for but didn’t imagine possible: green building design, a community of people committed to a lighter footprint.Add to that the bonuses we hadn’t even thought about: multi-generational community, a common kitchen and gathering space that could accommodate our large extend family and community of friends, the possibility of a shared workshop (Brenda loves other people’s power tools), a guest room that could be reserved by any of the members of PSC. We were doing the ‘happy bee dance’ vibrating with the resonance between our lives, our dreams, and PSC.  … Brenda, Ruth, and Rebekah

How to Get Involved

  1. Be curious about cohousing and our community
  2. E-mail us – PrairieSpruceCommons@gmail.com
  3. Be a part of Prairie Spruce Commons, Regina’s first cohousing community.

One aspect about cohousing that really excites me is the sharing of skills and abilities among community members.  … Dave

Find out more by exploring the other pages on the site and contacting us to learn the date of our next orientation, potluck, or site tour.