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The five-day Antioch College Village Charrette will kick off this Sunday, March 1, at 6 p.m. in the South Gym on campus.

The five-day Antioch College Village Charrette will kick off this Sunday, March 1, at 6 p.m. in the South Gym on campus.

Villager input sought for Antioch College Village

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On Sunday, March 1, from 6 to 9 p.m., Antioch College will host a charrette, or collaborative design activity, to gather input about the college’s proposal to construct homes on campus, All interested persons are invited, according to consultant Sandy Wiggins, who is overseeing the project, called Antioch College Village.

“We want anyone who is interested in the future of the community and the college to join us,” Wiggins said last week.

The event, which takes place in the South Gym, will include small group discussions during which villagers may offer their preferences for the project.

Preceding the event, at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oberlin College Professor David Orr will speak on the Oberlin Project, which is a collaborative project between that college and community. That event also takes place in the South Gym.

The Sunday events are the kick-off of five days of charrette activities. Designers will hold informal design sessions Monday through Thursday, March 2 through 5, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., during which anyone is welcome to stop in.  On Thursday evening, the designers will present their work from the week from 6 to 8 p.m., also in the South Gym.

The Antioch College Village is envisioned as a minimum of 160 housing units of various models, including rentals, townhouses and some co-housing. The project would be unique in the country in that it would be located directly on the college campus and it would be built to the highest green standards of design and construction, according to Wiggins.

For a more detailed article, see the Feb. 26 Yellow Springs News.

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Villager input sought for Antioch College Village

by Diane Chiddister