CREATING COMMUNITY LIVING SINCE 1984
Lavender Ridge is a community centered, 40 unit housing cooperative first established in 1984.
Open green space and gardens are highly valued here as well as a sense of safety and community. Co-operative housing is people coming together to provide affordable housing for themselves.
Lavender offers well looked after, affordable townhomes, complete with professionally manicured grounds, open green space, tennis court and playground for the children. Members of Lavender jointly own their own multiple family housing and individually lease their units to themselves at cost. As our members are all considered landlords, we all have a responsibility to ourselves, our neighbours, and our property.
Members purchase shares amounting to a small percentage of the value of the unit they will occupy which is refundable should the member leave the co-operative.
We are situated 15 minutes out of downtown, on Judah st off of Glanford Rd allowing for number of traveling options. Bike and walking paths are immediately accessible and BC Transit routes #30 and #31 pass by these roads.
We are located close to Rogers Elementary school, Glanford Middle School, and Spectrum Secondary School as well as a short distance from Camosun College’s Interurban Campus.
Lavender Co-op offers one, two and three bedroom townhouse style units for singles, families, couples and seniors
All units are equipped with refrigerator, stove and washer/dryer hookups.
Heating is baseboard electric, which is paid separately by member, directly to B.C. Hydro.
Draperies or blinds are not included.
Wall to wall carpeting in living areas.
Kitchens and bathrooms have vinyl flooring.
(Lavender coop is slowly being updated to include wall to wall luxury vinyl flooring)
Lavender Co-op units include a generous size private back yard or balcony along with front yard space and parking stalls and plenty of guest parking
Apply For Membership
We are currently not accepting applications. The link to the application will automatically be activated when we are accepting applications. Below you will find a link to our membership application. Please read this entire page and the rest of the information provided on this website before applying.
One of the most important aspects of co-operative living is participation. Co-ops are able to keep their housing charges low by depending on the volunteer efforts of their members to help with the management of the co-op. Before you apply for membership in a co-operative community, you should discuss with your family how you plan to adjust your lifestyle to make time to contribute to your neighborhood.
Potential members must be prepared to agree to the following basic principles:
That they own their units collectively as members of the co-op.
That they actively participate in the design, development and continuing management of the co-op community.
That they will attend at least two of the three general membership meetings held each year.
That they volunteer to serve on the Board of Directors or one of the committees, which helps to reduce the operating costs of the co-op.
That should they move out they will accept, at par value, the redemption of their original share purchase, regardless of current property values. In return, those members will benefit by obtaining quality housing at a reasonable cost.