On Friday, April 21, Great Western Bank sponsored a celebration to mark the completion of our construction loan with them. They are proud to be financing the first cohousing community in Iowa, and we are delighted to have the loan application over and accepted. Steve Schmidt, our general contractor, cleared off an area on the east side of the infrastructure work, and a canopy was set up. Tables were spread with delicious edibles, and champagne was served to toast the project and our wonderful professionals who have all helped make Prairie Hill Cohousing possible.
Here is a list of all the professionals who were able to make it to the celebration. Of course, there are many others who have been part of the work and were not present but who are equally appreciated.
Great Western Bank: Rick Oehler, Melissa Schooley and Patrick Donnelly
Apex Construction: Steve Schmidt, General Contractor
John Shaw, architect
C-Wise Designing and Consulting: Martha Norbeck, architect and LEED consultant
Housing Trust Fund of Johnson County: Tracey Achenbach and Casey Cooper (staff). Ellen Habel and Jerry Anthony (board of directors)
The Housing Fellowship: Maryann Dennis, Executive Director. Mike Dennis and Silas Hugill (staff)
City of Iowa City: Jim Throgmorton, Mayor