LeClair, now the 116-unit neighborhood's maintenance manager, explained the cost-benefit math.
“You can own a new, energy-efficient, two-bedroom home here and pay $900 a month, which includes land rental, your mortgage and taxes,” he said last week. “Try finding that anywhere else in Burlington.”
Residents own their homes and share ownership of the entire parcel.
The pace of improvements, such as the removal of abandoned dwellings, has quickened, LeClair said.
“When we formed the co-op in 2015, we hit the ground running,” LeClair said. "People are more interested in how things are going — because now they have a say.”
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