The Building

 The Units

Richmond Cohousing will have 19 single-level one-, two- and three-bedroom units on four floors. Unit sizes range from ~590 square feet to ~1380 square feet. There are 1 one-bedroom unit (102), 3 two-bedroom units (301, 302, 303), and 1 three-bedroom unit (104) currently available. 

All units will include a ~84 square foot patio, 9 foot ceilings, ceiling fans in bedrooms and living rooms, and a parking space. Some customization is expected to be available in selection of floor type and kitchen cabinet and counter colors.

Floor plans and prices are available – Unit Plans and Availability (March 2019). Units are selected in the order in which households join.

18 of the 19 units are will be elevator accessible from the ground floor to the roof deck, and two stairwells will further allow for movement throughout the building.

Common Space

Spaces to meet and engage are at the heart of cohousing design. Residents of Richmond Cohousing will enter the building from the peripheral parking lot with a direct view of the ~2,500 square feet of first floor common space. (And bikers, walkers, and bus commuters can enter directly from the sidewalk.) When kids come home from school they’ll be able to see their friends waiting with a snack or coloring book, and adults can meet and share the news of the day.

Common Space - 1st Floor
Common Space – 1st Floor

We are very excited to have a Kid’s Room to provide our youngest members their own dedicated space to play and create. Interior windows on the door and wall will allow parents to keep an eye on their kids from the Great Room, perhaps while lingering over coffee with other adults.

 

 

Members will share ~800 square feet of multi-purpose/storage space adjacent to the parking lot entrance. This area will be house communal washers and dryers (although members can have laundry in their units), art and workshop space, and some personal storage.

A ~2,800 square foot rooftop deck will add functional outdoor space with wonderful views of the city.

 

 

We are actively working with a consultant to make the best use of our common space. To further support and prioritize this space, money has been dedicated for the design and outfitting to ensure this is a welcoming, cozy, and useful space for all residents.

Energy Efficiency

Green design and sustainability is a value of both Richmond Cohousing and Miller & Associates. Viridiant will be working with us to ensure our homes are “healthy and operationally cost effective, as well as energy, water, and resource efficient” via EarthCraft Multifamily Certification. Additional, a solar panel array on the fourth floor unit roof will onset the energy used by the common space and facilities.

The Neighborhood

Our cohousing community will be at 901 Porter Street in the walkable/bikable neighborhood of Manchester, just over the river from downtown with many attractive features including a library, restaurants, shops, playgrounds and pocket parks, and close proximity to river attractions.

Take a stroll around the block, either on foot or via Google Maps, and explore Tricycle Gardens, Brewer’s Cafe, and Camden’s Dogtown Market. Walk to the T. Tyler Potterfield Pedestrian Bridge in 8-minutes (we clocked it!) or hop on the bus for a quick commute into downtown.

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