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Informational Session
Would you like to live in a multigenerational community where... ... you know your neighbors and share meals? ... children can play together easily and safely outside? ... homes are energy-efficient and affordable? Come learn about cohousing! Our information session will provide an overview of our project and give new members an opportunity to ask questions. Anyone interested in learning more is welcome to attend. This is a great event if you've never attended one of our meetings or if you want to hear an update about what's going on in Richmond. Afterwards, please join us for a chance to meet and chat with some members from 3-4pm and observe the first half of our Plenary (business meeting) beginning at 4pm. Richmond Cohousing is committed to including families - if you'll need childcare, please let us know by 8/29/2018 by messaging [masked] or leaving a comment below.


1206 Palmyra Avenue · Richmond, VA

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What we're about

Richmond Cohousing is a group of dedicated individuals working together to build an urban cohousing community in Richmond, Virginia. We envision a diverse, multi-generational, pedestrian-friendly neighborhood within 5 miles of downtown. We will design our community together to include affordable and energy-efficient homes, a welcoming common house and outdoor spaces, edible and native plant landscaping, and a playground. Under the guidance of a cohousing consultant, we are following a systematic approach to planning our community and are looking for a site. We are actively seeking new members and hope you'll join us! Many people have never heard of cohousing (also spelled co-housing), but it’s nothing more than the old-fashioned neighborhood updated to meet modern needs. Cohousing communities are intentional, collaborative neighborhoods created with a little ingenuity. Residents know their neighbors, encouraging a sense of community that is often absent in contemporary cities and suburbs. Private, conventional homes are individually owned but residents also have access to common amenities like outdoor spaces and a common house (or community building). Community is promoted by the layout of the neighborhood with homes facing each other across a wide pedestrian walkway. Shared governance and open dialogue is valued; everything is designed and managed by the residents who consciously commit to live in a close-knit neighborhood that seeks a healthy blend of privacy and community.

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