Creating Community Lines

Chris and Joanne discuss flexible options for modifying the nanny suite next to this 3rd floor “B unit”.

Look for the lines; look for the lines on the landscape, and where those lines intersect, that is the heart of your village. – Charles Montgomery, author of Happy City speaking to Mary Hines on Tapestry.

Conversation nodes, green terraces, raised garden beds, boot racks, sliding glass doors on the kid’s playroom/yoga room, dining tables gleaming in the light of the setting sun, the aroma of cedar and pine wafting up in the workshop. What is the common denominator?

These are some of the intersection lines that will create the heart of our village; and these are spaces that are part of the architectural drawings for Prairie Spruce Commons. It was exciting to meet with the Pattison MGM team on Sunday March 16th and take a guided tour though the drawings. Thanks to Reid Pattison, Chris Kailing, and Danielle Farebrother we had wonderful digital CAD drawings as well as detailed drawings of the building, individual units, and the elevations to help us visualize the intersecting lines of our future village. The Pattison MGM team have been working intensely with us over the past three months, listening and responding to our needs and desires, as we have been listening to one another and getting a sense of the community we are creating.

The drawings are almost complete and the next phase of consulting with the developer, Vince Fiorante of Fiorante Homes and Commercial Ltd, is beginning. The intersecting lines are moving closer to becoming three dimensional spaces where we will create the heart of our village.

This is a community that is ever evolving, and we anticipate with excitement the individuals, families, couples, cats, and dogs, that are interested in creating life together at Prairie Spruce Commons. Could that be you? Our next information session begins at 2:00 on Sunday March 30th at Connaught Library (3435 13th Avenue, Regina). This is a great way to learn more about Prairie Spruce Commons.

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