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A Change of Heart: From Opponent to Supportive Neighbor

Jerry Carniglia, Doyle Street Cohousing (Emeryville, CA) Neighbor


Jerry lived on Doyle Street in Emeryville, CA, in the late 1980's, when a cohousing group proposed creating a community next door. He was initially concerned about traffic, shadows, construction noise, and other impacts, so he joined neighbors in opposing the project before the Planning Commission, calling for a smaller project at a lower density with fewer units that the group members, as self-developers, could not afford. The City Council approved the project, and based on his experience with his new neighbors after it was built, he reconsidered his views on development. Hear him tell his story here.

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