De Cosmos Village Co-op

We are a family oriented co-op in a great location close to schools, transit, parks and recreation. Participation is mandatory. There are no subsidies available at this time.

Please check this website monthly for any new information on the next orientation meeting at Decosmos village.

Location of orientation meeting:

Champlain Heights Community Centre

3550 Maquinna ‎Dr, Vancouver, BC V5S 4C6

604-718-6575 

 

Limited seating
Please RSVP to Decosmos applications email : decosmosapplications@gmail.com
Maximum of two people please

Note: community center is not our mailing address
Send complete application to:

Decosmos village
C/O Applications Committee
6678 Cheam Place
Vancouver, BC V5S 1N1

All applications are accepted. Preference will be given to families with young children.

Unit Information: 
Unit sizeNumber of unitsHousing ChargeWaiting list status
2 bdrm30$721Open
3 bdrm75$833Open
4 bdrm5$962Open
More about our co-op: 

De Cosmos Village Housing Co-op is comprised of 110 townhome units. All of our units have six levels including basements (some finished) with full size washer and dryer hook-ups, entry/coat closet area, living room level, kitchen/dining level, bedroom/bathroom level & upper bedroom level including attic space. Some units also have additional storage areas. Appliances and window coverings are not supplied by De Cosmos. A covered carport is attached to each unit and one further parking spot may be rented for $20 per month. Each unit is allowed two four- legged pets.

We have a large and small playground as well as a fenced basketball court and several common recreation areas consisting of benches and tables.

Our co-op is centrally located in the Killarney/Champlain Heights neighbourhoods of South East Vancouver. There are three elementary schools within walking distance (McCorkindale, Champlain Heights Main School and Champlain Heights Annex.) The High School (Killarney) is a 15 minute walk straight down 49th Avenue.

The #49 and #26 buses stop right in front of De Cosmos Village. The #49 takes you to UBC or Metrotown Skytrain Station where you will find the Metropolis shopping centre and access to buses that will take you practically anywhere in the lower mainland. The #26 runs between the 29th Avenue Skytrain Station and Joyce Skytrain Station winding its way through the Collingwood, Killarney and Champlain Heights neighbourhoods including stops at the local video store and dry cleaners, two local elementary schools, the high school and Champlain Square, a mini mall which includes a public library, bakery, coffee shops, dollar and grocery stores as well several other services.

Central Park is located across the street. There is access to an outdoor swimming pool, Swangard Stadium and a Pitch & Putt course. The park has numerous trails and ponds that provide relief from the city. We are also a 20 minute walk through the trails of Champlain Heights from beautiful Everett Crowley Park and Fraserview Golf Course. The neighbourhood consists of many trails and paths as well as an off-leash dog park that is only a block away.

De Cosmos Village Housing Co-op features a diverse membership, consisting of younger families as well as a large number of long-term and original members. Members have a wide range of occupations and interests. The first members moved into De Cosmos Village in 1972. About 20 of the original members still live here and many of their children have returned to raise their families here as well. The sense of belonging to a community, the beautiful trees and flowers and the knowledge that your voice will be listened to in the affairs of the co-op makes De Cosmos a great place to live!

More about De Cosmos Village's Governance and Participation:

There are 12 active committees in addition to its Board of Directors.

These include:

  • Applications
  • Finance
  • Landscape
  • Newsletter
  • Parking
  • Playground
  • Standards (Maintenance)
  • Social
  • Welcome
  • Disaster
  • Manual
  • Satellite

It is expected for all members to participate in the co-op. This means joining and participating on at least one committee such as the very active Social Committee that organizes Easter parties, summer bbq's and movie nights as well as a Halloween party, Christmas potluck and other events throughout the year. Not all committees are quite this active but your participation on our committees is key to the success of our co-op. Members are also expected to attend at least one of our two yearly General Meetings where the membership approves the budget which sets housing charges for the year, as well as budgets submitted by various committees explaining what they want to do in the coming year. During these meetings the members get to approve how money is to be spent in the co-op as well as vote on new and changing policies that effect running of the co-op.

How to Apply:

As of February 2011 applicants will be required to attend an orientation meeting in order to apply for residence. You will find out how the co-op operates and will be given the opportunity to tour a unit. At a later date a home interview will be completed with members of the Applications Committee. The last step is a meeting with the Board of Directors for approval. You will then be contacted once a unit becomes available. The application processing fee is $30.

No subsidies available.

 

 

 

 
Share Purchase: 
$3800 - $4200
Incorporated Year: 
1970
Funding Program: 
Section 95 (56.1)
CHF BC Member: 
yes
Region: 
Vancouver Eastside
Application Address: 
Use Co-op Address
Physical Address: 
6678 Cheam Place
Vancouver, BC V5S 1N1
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Mailing address: 

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