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Project Redesign

We have decided to right size our project to current sales plus a few extra units and start construction of the first cohousing project in Regina early in the spring of 2016.

The initial decisions we have already made for value engineering our project will see the removal of single use rooms in our common area replaced with multipurpose rooms. The dining room and kitchen will remain the same size or possibly a little larger than our original plan. We will also retain two guest bedrooms, the common laundry area, an exercise area and shop. To facilitate the social interaction component of cohousing the visiting nodes and a place for children will also be maintained in the redesigned building. The design of the private units will remain the same as the original plan.

As our project manager Chris ScottHanson recently stated, “Projects that have to be redesigned often turn out better.” The current equity members already believe that this will be the case. We believe that using rooms for several purposes will result in better use of our built areas. We now look forward to our architect’s redesign of the project and the start of construction in the spring next year.

Join us at the school on Tuesday, Sept. 22 for a presentation on cohousing.

What do the next few months look like?

We will be working with our architect and our developer to finalize the size and design of the building.  The community will be engaged in workshops to drill down to those fine details required of a new build.  As we are building more units than currently sold, there is still time for you and others to join the community and be a part of the final decisions.  Community members will continue with marketing events to get the word out in Regina about cohousing.
Our cohousing community and Prairie Sky School share a commitment to creating healthy communities and being good stewards of our world.  So we’d like to share a little about the school. Watch for a Prairie Spruce workshop at the school soon.

Prairie Sky School  teaches children from junior kindergarten to grade eight in an alternative school, focusing of art, nature and human nature. 

Their curriculum begins with the youngest students as a program “integrated with visual and performing arts offering mindfulness, expression, and creativity in a natural, beautiful, and purposeful environment.”

An ethic of support and care is nurtured in students as they move through grades one to six, through a strong emphasis on community.  “As individuals we are open, empathetic, and socially responsible. We foster inclusive, holistic relationships that start with individuals then blossom out into the larger community and world.”

In grades seven and eight, the focus intensifies. “We foster our interconnection to the natural world - land, place, people. Human nature: We celebrate the balance of head, heart, and hands (critical thinking/academics, social/emotional learning, experiential learning/real life skills) and support the freedom to be who we are. The nature of learning: We honor our students’ intrinsic desire to learn and thrive in a safe and holistic environment with effective leadership.”

Prairie Spruce Information
Centre Open

1641 Badham Blvd.,
next to the
Naked Bean coffee shop
(Corner of Broad St.
& Badham Blvd.)

 Saturdays and Sundays
1 p.m. to 4 p.m
Or by appointment:
by E-Mail
Or phone (Dave)

See us at the
Farmer’s Market
Saturday, September 4th
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Weather permitting
Wednesday, September 23rd 
Information Night
7:00 p.m. doors open
7:15 p.m. Cohousing and Prairie Spruce Project Overview
7:45 p.m. Meet the community members
8:15 p.m. Q & A

and an address will be provided.
You are welcome to attend 
Cohousing Presentation
Prairie Sky School
3233 Argyle St.
Tuesday, Sept. 22
6:30 p.m.
Thanks to Sharon Villines of Takoma Village Cohousing in Washington, D.C. for her help with our website.

During the recent summer months, keeping in touch has required more than a quick "Having a great time. Wish you were here!"  Hats off to community members who have participated in Prairie Spruce business in spite of overseas guests, family weddings, and summer travels.

Ever wondered what the difference is between Cohousing and Co-op Housing?

Book a presentation from Prairie Spruce Commons, Regina’s first cohousing project at:   

The answer’s guaranteed!
We look forward to growing this vibrant community with you!

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