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Here is interesting information about Artspace, our home, our Co-op:
Located east of the downtown Edmonton core and just up the hill from the river valley/Riverdale
Our neighborhood has been named "The Quarters" by the City of Edmonton. It is expected to be a vibrant community with on-going growth.
65 highrise units - 2 and 3 bedroom suites
22 stacked townhouse units - 2, 3, 4, and 5 bedroom units
27 units in the highrise and 2 units in the townhouses are designed for persons with disabilities (and many common spaces are accessible: parkade, laundry room, front and back doors, meeting room via internal route, garbage room, wheelchair wash bay). Highrise balconies and townhouse decks have low threshold entryways.
Surface and underground parking (under the highrise)
Responsible pet owners are welcomed!! (ask about our Pet Policy)
Two meeting rooms (used for Co-op meetings, Co-op social events, and members can have private events such as birthday parties.)
We have an integrated community with children, adults, couples, singles, persons with disabilities, seniors, a variety of cultures.
Housing charges (a.k.a. rent) are based on operating costs. We work hard to keep costs down so we pay less than market rates.
There is no landlord - members make, review, edit and approve the budget each year and that includes approving housing charges.
Members pay for power and phone. There is a core (bulk) cable package all members must pay. Members are not billed directly for water or gas as it is incorporated in the overall budget as a common cost.
Highrise has 8 washers (3 are front loading) and 8 dryers. Cost of the laundry machines (repairs, replacements, water, common power) is included in the maintenance budget.
Highrise is built out of concrete (better sound proofing) and has sprinklers. Also, there are two elevators.
There are raised garden beds and other garden spots available for members to use.
Some members currently have subsidies. The long-term continuation of subsidies will be dependent on federal housing decisions affecting housing co-ops across Canada.
One of the most important things is that members share in creating and maintaining a viable, affordable housing complex.