Vauban is a largely car-free suburb developed on the site of a former military base in Freiburg, Germany.

Vauban is a largely car-free suburb developed on the site of a former military base in Freiburg, Germany.

A “Win-Win”

Let’s work together to accomplish a skillful reversal of the “Net Shed Rate” of housing attainable to the middle.

Goose Creek develops model projects and advocates for a significant increase in resident-owned, permanently affordable, mixed income (for residents earning $40,000-$200,000) housing in Boulder (City and County). This housing will be largely served by non-fossil fueled alternative-mode transportation with plenty of beautiful public spaces and connection to Open Space. We believe we ALL benefit from “maintaining the middle” by making room for moderate and middle income families and workers. Our projects demonstrate how, by allowing some flexibility in the prevalent single family zoning (83.5% of residentially zoned land in the City of Boulder) and by siting housing in commercial and industrial zones, we could reverse the “net shed rate” of affordable housing identified in the 2014 Boulder Housing Partners Strategic Plan. If we do this skillfully, we can increase the health, diversity, affordability and beauty of our community. Here is one of many developments influencing our work and a book which provides a blueprint for what all communities must do to meet today’s challenging environmental and social crises.