Next Meetup

Informational Session & Site Tour
Learn more about cohousing and our plans! We'll show a slideshow explaining the cohousing concept, review draft site plans, then tour the site and Manchester neighborhood (and will likely be able to go inside nearby units with similar finishes!). Richmond Cohousing is committed to including families - if you'll need childcare, please let us know by 11/12/2018 by messaging [masked] or leaving a comment.

Old Manchester Lofts

815 Porter Street · Richmond, VA

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What we're about

Richmond Cohousing is a group of dedicated individuals working together to plan and build a cohousing community (https://cohousing.org/) in Richmond, VA.

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 dwellings are individually owned but residents also have access to shared common amenities and often participate in community meals. 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.

The address of our proposed site is 901 Porter Street. It’s in Manchester, a walk-able neighborhood just over the river from downtown Richmond with many attractive features including a library, restaurants, shops, playgrounds and pocket parks, with close proximity to the river. Our building will have a maximum of 19 one-, two- and three-bedroom condos on four floors. We will also have a large common space on the first floor for cooking and dining together and a rooftop deck for outdoor socials, conversations, and container gardening. We’re in the process of getting purchase commitments - if you’re interested, now is an ideal time to join us!

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