Richmond Cohousing

Richmond Cohousing is a group of families building a diverse, multi-generational, urban cohousing community in Richmond, VA. Our cohousing community will be at 901 Porter Street in the walkable/bikable Manchester neighborhood with many nearby features including a library, restaurants, shops, playgrounds and pocket parks, and close proximity to river attractions. Our building will have 19 single-level one-, two- and three-bedroom units on four floors. We will also have a large common space on the first floor for cooking and dining together, a dedicated kids room, and a rooftop deck for outdoor play, 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!

Building Rendering of Richmond Cohousing at 901 Porter Street
Building Rendering of Richmond Cohousing at 901 Porter Street

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. 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 building is currently under construction and move-in is anticipated to be March-May 2020. Below are photos of footings and the start of a stairwell. Check back for more photos as construction continues.

 

Interested? Sign-up for our email list – we send monthly emails with project updates and upcoming events. Also, check out the Upcoming Events list on this page and visit our Facebook and MeetUp pages.