Stonewall Communities, Inc. Announces Public Launch of Stonewall Audubon Circle Housing Cooperative After years of meticulous planning and preparation, the Stonewall Audubon Circle project reached a milestone, announcing the pre-construction sale of its newly available homes.
News-Antique.com - Sep 04,2007 - After years of meticulous planning and preparation, the Stonewall Audubon Circle project reached a milestone, announcing the pre-construction sale of its newly available homes. A first-of-its-kind housing cooperative, this unique community offers 53 elegant one and two-bedroom homes and is located on Miner Street in the Audubon Circle area of the Fenway neighborhood in Boston. The housing cooperative, which breaks ground in Spring of 2008, is the result of a collaboration between Stonewall Communities and Abbott Real Estate Development. For more information, please visit www.StonewallCommunities.com or call 617-369-9090.
Stonewall Audubon Circle will have its public launch at the national AARP Expo and convention which takes place in Boston next week, September 6-8 at the new Boston Convention Center. Stonewall Communities has been granted a booth by AARP, and will be joined by other Boston organizations serving the LGBT 50+ community such as Boston Prime Timers and the LGBT Aging Project. Also sharing the booth, which officially welcomes LGBT Baby Boomers to the Expo, will be The History Project.
Stonewall Audubon Circle’s cooperative model is designed to offer independent, yet supportive community living, an invaluable amenity for older LGBT individuals. The co-op movement gained popularity in New York City and has since migrated to other urban environments as traditional real estate options become less viable in highly priced urban neighborhoods. Housing cooperative residents are shareholders in their community and can vote on operational aspects such as finance, membership and maintenance of housing units.
Perhaps more than most, LGBT individuals understand the importance of community, having relied on the support of their peers to survive through decades of discrimination. Now, as LGBT Baby Boomers look to the years ahead, they seek a continued connection to this community and to urban settings, which have nourished them for decades. Opportunities such as Stonewall Audubon Circle have started to arise as active, older LGBT people begin to share ideas and needs, seek the connections that come from living together, and find ways to help one another age with dignity and pride.
This new model, which takes a proactive approach to the needs of the older LGBT community, creates an ideal environment for older individuals to maintain active and independent lifestyles. To this end, Stonewall Audubon Circle facilitates meaningful connections, social opportunities, reciprocity, supportive services and lifelong learning.
Residents of Stonewall Audubon Circle will benefit from desirable features including high quality designer finishes and appliances, interiors by Boston designer Dennis Duffy and garage parking. The location of this community is also ideal, with proximity to public transportation, movie theatres, restaurants, Fenway Community Health and Longwood Medical Center, and the Stonewall Communities Lifelong Learning Institute at Wheelock College. The Stonewall LLI was launched earlier this year as the first lifelong learning institute designed by and for older LGBT people and their friends.
Stonewall Communities offers a number of invaluable amenities and services through their Stonewall Connections program including a Common Dining Room, library, Wellness Activities Center and on-site Chef and Concierge. Residents will also have access to