Entries by Kryspin Turczynski

Friday, August 1, 2014: Join Now and Lock In Current Phoenix Commons Pricing

Phoenix Commons, our new senior co-housing community being built on the Oakland/Alameda waterfront, is offering core group members the opportunity to lock in the current pricing for those people who join the community by Friday, August 1, 2014. Due to increasing construction costs, prices will be going up about 5 percent as of Saturday, August […]

Construction Begins!

We are excited to announce a huge milestone: construction on Phoenix Commons has officially begun! We are in the very early stages of construction, but as you can see from the following photos, there is lots of action on the site each day. Be sure to check our blog weekly for construction updates!    

Phoenix Commons Leading the Way for Oakland’s Waterfront Renaissance

At our groundbreaking ceremony, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan spoke about the numerous development projects underway along the waterfront of the Oakland/Alameda Estuary. Ambitious projects such as the logistics and warehousing center on the former Oakland Army Base, and the 3,100-unit Brooklyn Basin project which just broke ground, are symbols of Oakland’s resurgence as a great […]

Adding Life to Years

Adding life to years is the concluding message of this great little video commissioned by the United Nations’ World Health Organization (WHO). It was released back in 2012 to coincide with World Health Day, but our society’s need to hear this message is more urgent than ever. The video addresses the many stereotypes that hold […]

Dreaming of Sustainable Communities For All

Yesterday we celebrated the life and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a transcendent figure who will always occupy a special place in our nation’s history for his selfless advocacy on behalf of peace and justice. In addition to equal rights and nonviolence, Dr. King was also a proponent of community self-reliance and cooperative […]