Richmond Cohousing is a group of individuals working together to plan and build a multi-generational urban cohousing community 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.
We plan to build our cohousing community at 901 Porter Street in Richmond, VA. It’s in Manchester – a walkable/bikable neighborhood just over the river from downtown Richmond with many attractive 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 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!
More information about living in cohousing appears on our FAQs page.