Design Principles

LOAM drawing

  • Nonprofit
  • Meet neighborhood needs
  • Neighborhood employment: horticulture, floriculture, solar construction, craft, healing arts
  • Housing: cabins maximum 250 sq. ft.
  • Housing priority for veterans, returning citizens, seniors, young families, professionals, workers
  • Land trust
  • Ligthweight structures
  • Passive solar and/or net-zero and photovoltaic
  • Recycled materials
  • Edible landscaping and nontoxic
  • Least paving and permeable paving
  • Water retention swales and recycling
  • Market pavilion for local food, flowers, nursery stock and crafts, flea market
  • Health clinic and arts center