White Rock Crossing Overview


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We are working toward creating a 17 family townhome in Dallas using the cohousing model.

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White Rock Crossing Overview

  1. 1. White Rock Crossing DFW’s Cohousing, EcoVillage, Ecohousing <ul><ul><li>Cohousing is about community and relationships. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ecovillage is about sustainability. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ecohousing is sustainable cohousing: the best of all worlds at White Rock Crossing. </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. Who are we? <ul><ul><li>Chief Financial Officer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Software Engineer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Librarians </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Physical therapist </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Artist </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Owner of Landscaping Firm </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Why are we doing this? <ul><ul><li>To maximize energy savings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To build green from the ground up </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To create place based community using the cohousing model </li></ul></ul>
  4. 5. The Builder <ul><ul><li>Jim Sargent started building energy-efficient homes in 1975 during our nation's first energy crisis. He has perfected the green, healthy home. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>He was chosen by the U.S. Department of Energy as the 2006 National Builder of the Year for his energy-efficient homes. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The National Association of Home Builders chose him as the builder of the &quot;Best Green Concept Home in America .&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>He is the first builder in the nation to receive the Master Builder designation for building energy efficient homes from the Energy & Environmental Building Association (EEBA). </li></ul></ul>
  5. 7. AndersonSargent's Zero Energy Home <ul><ul><li>Passive Solar Design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Insulated R-14 Walls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Storage of excess solar energy in floor and wall mass </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Heat reflective roofing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Roof-mounted solar water heating, radiant floor heating, and hot water storage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Designed and optimal lighting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conditioned attic of spray foam insulation and webbed flooring </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Net-metered 8 kW solar PV production, connected to local utilities </li></ul></ul>TOP FEATURES
  6. 8. White Rock Crossing Location <ul><ul><li>3 acres on the corner of Easton and Lake Highlands in Dallas. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The creek Dixon Branch forms the east side of the property. The heavily wooded creek area will be left open. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dart stops at our corner! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Property connects to the lake with a greenbelt behind the property. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 9. Come Share Our Dream <ul><ul><li>An Urban Village </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Earth-friendly and less expensive way to build and live </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Intentional neighborhood </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Know and help your neighbors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Safer & better place for kids & adults </li></ul></ul>
  8. 10. Ecohousing = Sustainability <ul><ul><li>Energy-efficient homes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Renewable energy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Healthy homes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rainwater harvesting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organic gardening </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We are GREEN </li></ul></ul>
  9. 11. The Homes <ul><ul><li>17 townhomes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One or two story homes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1500 to 3000 sq feet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Designed by residents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share common facilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$250 - $400 K </li></ul></ul>
  10. 12. Common Facilities <ul><ul><li>Common house </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Large kitchen & dining area </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Media room, exercise room, library, social area, and more are for all of us </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organic garden </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Workshop </li></ul></ul>
  11. 13. We Work & Build Together
  12. 14. and Share Our Talents
  13. 15. We Value Privacy & Alone Times <ul><ul><li>We all need down times for family and hobbies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Privacy is appreciated and respected in White Rock Crossing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Privacy is always as close as your own front door </li></ul></ul>
  14. 16. Private Times
  15. 17. About Community Building DFW Urban Ecovillage was started December of 2006 by Terry Jensen. The mission is to build urban communities through neighborhoods. The goal is to develop, facilitate, and market ecohousing in Dallas-Fort Worth. DFW Urban Ecovillage is proud to facilitate and market the community of White Rock Crossing. We are helping you build a community of neighbors and friends.
  16. 18. Life Is For Celebrating at White Rock Crossing
  17. 19. More Family Times From birth to adulthood, ecohousing is the village that raises a child
  18. 20. A Home Awaits You! Parents, children, empty-nesters, retirees, singles, and couples form this community. All ages, lifestyles, and cultures are welcome. White Rock Crossing provides social, economic, time, family, ecological, community, neighbor, and child-rearing benefits. We want to be your neighbors! http://dfwnetmall.com/ecovillage/ More information: Call metro 972-251-1532 or 817-545-0140.
  19. 22. PRELIMINARY Land Plan