January 27, 2021

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Taos, New Mexico    January 27, 2021

History of Valverde Commons



The idea for Valverde Commons was born in the hearts and minds of a group of long-time Taos residents who hankered to live in community and wanted to do it here in their beloved hometown. In 2006, they had begun to explore the possibilities when, lo and behold, the right property became available. Bob Draper and Stephen Rose, two of the CoHousing pioneers, were able to buy the land, and with other interested friends, set about developing the concept that has become Valverde Commons. Potlucks turned into visioning parties and planning sessions. Lots were laid out to offer a view of Taos Mountain. A road was built; water, electricity, sewers, fiber optic cable, TV cable, phone lines -- all the necessities of life-- were installed. At some point, VC lots were marketed through the CoHousing network, attracting buyers from all over the country.

As of summer 2017, 21 homes have been built, with one more in process. Six lots are owned by people who plan to build in the future. Two houses are available for resale.

Sunset Park

The history of Valverde Commons also includes the 10-acre Sunset Park adjacent to the Commons. The park was established during creation of Valverde Commons as part of the original purchase and is held in trust for use by Taos residents. Sunset Park has a Board of Directors and is managed as a nature preserve and walking park. It is a popular spot used by dog walkers, sunset viewers, and exercisers. Valverde Commons members contribute to the maintenance of the trees and vegetation.