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Strength in Community

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Come learn what makes us different.  Oak Park Commons Cohousing is back for Public Meetings! 

  • Join us for ZOOM Meetings

    • Our next Zoom Public Meeting Thursday October 13, 7 PM Central time. 

      • Please RSVP here and we'll send you the link!

      • Can't make it?  We'll be on Zoom again Thursday, November 10, 7 PM Central time

  • We'll be at the Oak Park Farmer's Market, every other Saturday morning (8 AM - 11 AM), 8/20 through 10/29.  Stop by and say Hi!

VISION

     Oak Park Commons is Chicagoland and Illinois' premier intergenerational cohousing community.  The group is planning, constructing and opening the doors to a 24-family building in Oak Park, Illinois that features shared common spaces to foster 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?