November 3, 2021 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm PDT
November 10, 2021 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm PST
November 17, 2021 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm PST
Curious about the project or just want to meet an awesome group of weirdos? Join us for an afternoon hangout! Location: Westmoreland Park near the corner of SE Bybee and 22nd Ave, weather depending. Bring snacks and drinks if you like, we usually do a low-key potluck. Kids welcome! Let’s chat about community, sustainability, mutual aid and more.
A rather large group of us spent Sunday the 12th out at Laurelwood Academy. We brought electricians, contractors, farmers, permaculture designers and more – and spent several hours touring the grounds and inspecting the buildings fairly thoroughly. The consensus is that it would take literally millions of dollars to get the property up to speed.
Additionally, we have learned through the due diligence process some unfortunate details, including an auction reserve that is much higher (but still unknown) than the starting bid. I believe the current owners are hoping to get $6-$7M out of the property, which is simply untenable – especially given the amount of time and money we would need to put into the place.
We are disappointed, but confident in the core group and our desire and ability to move forward to whatever comes next.