Member Road Map

EcoVillage Road Map

Members’ Milestones & Timeline (2-3 years)

Drafted 3/6/16

  • Interested in the EcoVillage?
  • Marketing the Membership Association (Outreach, ongoing)
  • Growing the Group
  • Set up Working Structure
  • Develop Group Process Skills
  • Review Shared Values
  • Group Updated by Developer & Project Manager (monthly)
  • Affirming the Group’s Common Goals
  • Explore Management Practices
  • Assessing Financial Capability
  • Estimated cost home (subject to revision throughout the course of project)
  • Class in Mortgage-ability
  • Site Criteria
  • Neighborhood of Kimberton Village
  • Land purchase Agreement (done)
  • Feasibility (Due Diligence)
  • Close Escrow on Site (purchase property)
  • Cultivate Local Support
  • Group Identity
  • Finalize Legal Documents
  • Market the Project - Reservation Deposits accepted
  • Secure Pre-Approval Funds
  • Finalize Contract between Member Group and Developer (initial payment)
  • Land Development
  • Zoning Approval (press release)
  • Sub-Division and Land Development Ordinance Approval – Environmental Impact, etc, Year-long process
  • Real Estate Reservation Deposits Accepted ($)
  • Member Milestone I: “Getting It Built” Workshop ($)
  • Empowering the Group
  • Learning the Development Process
  • Green Pursuits – ongoing
  • Sustainability Research
  • Permaculture
  • Selecting Energy Consultants
  • Member Milestone II: Participatory “Site Design” Workshop (+$)
  • Layout of Homes, Common House, Pedestrian Walkways, Village Green, Play Areas, Parking, Gardens, Workshops
  • Landscape features, etc
  • Member Milestone III: “Common House Design” Workshop (+$)
  • Consultants’ Timelines
  • Group work on Pre-Design Programming
  • Review Schematic Designs
  • Review Design Development (select finishes, etc)
  • Construction Documents complete
  • Member Milestone IV: “Home Design” Workshop (+$)
  • Types of Homes available
  • Options
  • Finalize Site Plan
  • Group works out Management Policies
  • Form Home Owners Association
  • Home Selection (First come, first served)
  • Site Development
  • Construction Loan Secured
  • Construction Contracts Finalized
  • Submit for Building Permits
  • Milestone V: Groundbreaking! Group organizes celebration (+$)
  • Find Furnishings for Common House
  • Individuals take out Mortgage Loans
  • MOVE IN
  • Active Community Management begins
  • Finish Landscaping
  • Evaluation