A recently completed house on East Randolph may be the secret ingredient to helping achieve that goal. The model house is newly constructed with Styrofoam insulated panels, which are highly energy efficient, said Craig Stokes, CDSA housing director.
“We can do any size house,” he said. “This is the first one.”
The house is 846 square feet with two bedrooms, one bath and a loft. It is completely electric with an anticipated average monthly utility bill of $50. Stokes said the next home will be 1,000 square feet.
Polistra was named after the original townsite of Manhattan (the one in Kansas). When I was growing up in Manhattan, I spent a lot of time exploring by foot, bike, and car. I discovered the ruins of an old mill along Wildcat Creek, and decided (inaccurately) that it was the remains of the original site of Polistra. Accurate or not, I've always liked the name, with its echoes of Poland (an under-appreciated friend of freedom) and stars. ==== The title icon is explained here. ==== Switchover: This 2007 entry marks a sharp change in worldview from neocon to pure populist. ===== The long illustrated story of Polistra's Dream is a time-travel fable, attempting to answer the dangerous revision of New Deal history propagated by Amity Shlaes. The Dream has 8 episodes, linked in a chain from the first. This entry explains the Shlaes connection.