Some very scary Cully Grove kids & parents hit the streets for Halloween. And for all who visited, we cooked up and handed out fresh beignets (New Orleans Square Donuts).
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Bollywood Feast (and dance party)
What do you get when you toss together Shajahan’s amazing cooking & tunes, a wonderful group of people, and some rocking music speakers in the common house? A scrumptious Indian food dinner and Bollywood dance party! We filled up the first floor pretty well, and also had kids/parents playing and eating upstairs in the largerContinue reading “Bollywood Feast (and dance party)”
Veggies and Flowers everywhere
Cully Grove gardeners are amazing! Less than a year from when folks started moving in, what used to be dirt and topsoil has been totally transformed. Here are a couple recent photos.
Thanks, kids, for pointing out a great rainbow!
Meeting the Neighbors, KATU News story
Last night we had a nice dessert gathering of Cully Grove residents and neighbors from Going St., Alberta St. and NE 94th. LOTS of ice cream was consumed, thanks in large part to the under-6 crowd. On Sunday, there was a KATU News story about Cully Grove during their Green Living segment. Here’s a link.
It’s taken a while, but as construction wraps up we’re starting to move in for real! The first 10 households have moved in or are in the process, and more will follow shortly. Grass is starting to grow, kids are playing everywhere, and new neighbors are hanging out. The common house is nearly done andContinue reading “Moving In!”
Construction update 5.21.13
It was so beautiful yesterday I couldn’t resist climbing our neighbor’s tree to take this aerial shot of Cully Grove. Utility trenches are all closed up (finally!) and we’ve been taking advantage of the lovely weather to pour front porch pads, build rear decks, go crazy painting building exteriors, and work on final site grading. Continue reading “Construction update 5.21.13”
Construction update 1/10/13
We’ve had rain, mud, frozen ground… and for today: a little bit of snow. Yet construction is zipping forward as we roll into 2013. After trenching up the site for electrical underground service, we now have power extending to each home. Almost half the units are sheetrocked and another 6 are on deck for insulationContinue reading “Construction update 1/10/13”
Portland extends waiver of SDCs on Accessory Dwelling Units
Great News! This afternoon, Portland’s City Council voted unanimously to extend the waiver of Systems Development Charges on Accessory Dwelling Units for an additional 3 years. The waiver covers all new ADUs (conversions or new construction) that are permitted before July 31, 2016 and obtain a final inspection and certification of occupancy no later thanContinue reading “Portland extends waiver of SDCs on Accessory Dwelling Units”
Construction Update 10/1/12
I scurried up a neighbor’s tree for this overhead photo. The last multi-unit building had trusses delivered today, so soon all the 3-BR homes will be roofed. Unit 14 is decked and the footing for Unit 15 was poured this morning, so the single family homes are coming in close behind. Electricians are rolling throughContinue reading “Construction Update 10/1/12”