It's being called a new kind of old fashioned neighborhood and its design plan has now been unveiled.
The model for the Raven Roost cohousing project was shared with the public Thursday night at the Alaska Zoo.
It's based on an old Danish concept where neighbors share common areas such as a community center, library and recreation areas.
The 35 home development is planned for a 6.3 acre area near Abbott Road and Lake Otis Parkway. Organizers say while each family will have their individual homes they can also share meals, a fitness facility and child playroom in the common area .
"It's a group of people who are engineering their own neighborhood", says Raven Roost planner Elizabeth Deschweinitz who goes on to say "they can know all their neighbors and have a friendly, safe place to live".Deschweinitz says the homes will range from two hundred fifty thousand dollars up to four hundred fifty thousand dollars with groundbreaking set for August of 2013.