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Creating & Sharing Community Together

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Oak Park Commons Cohousing is opening back up for Public Meetings!  

  • Join us for our  next Zoom Public Meeting on Thursday, May 19th from 7-8pm. Please RSVP for link here. 

  • Join us for our next in-person Public Meeting on TBD.   It will be held at the Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake Street, Oak Park IL 60301.  Please RSVP here. 

VISION

     Oak Park Commons is Chicagoland and Illinois' premier intergenerational cohousing community.  The group envisions completing construction and opening the doors to a 27-family building in Oak Park, Illinois that features shared common spaces that fosters social interaction among residents and a building that promotes energy conservation practices and environmental sustainability.  A solid foundation of kind, community-minded families has formed the core of  Oak Park Commons Cohousing, and we are excited for families like yours to join in our vision!  Interested?  Click here to contact us!

Established in January 2018, the group has grown to 10 committed families and continues to plan and grow toward its goal membership of 15 committed families, initiating the site selection and architectural design process.  Learn more about us here.

Diverse households form an intentional residential community. They take time to learn about each other and create a vision of the place they will share. Then they build a common space with adjoining private dwellings. 

Empty nester boomers are torn between resentment at increasing taxes and grief at the prospect of moving somewhere more affordable. Young households looking to purchase a home in Oak Park cannot afford to buy a home. What can we do to make a place where both groups could live together?