Bull City Connector

The Bull City Connector is a new bus route that will be starting in August. You can see by the map that the buses will stop very near our building and provide easy transportation from Duke campus on the west all the way to Golden Belt on the east. The buses will be the new hybrids with special graphics. The buses will run every 15 minutes Monday through Friday from 7 AM until 6 PM and every 20 minutes from 6PM until midnight. On weekends the buses will run every 20 minutes from 7 AM until midnight.

Best of all, it’s free!

Meet us at the Farmers' Market

A couple of members of Durham Central Park Cohousing Community, including yours truly, will be at the Farmers’ Market this Saturday. Please come by and introduce yourself. We’d love to meet you!

Architect decision

We are happy to announce Weinstein Friedlein Architects as our architects. This is an enormous decision for us, requiring many hours of interviews and meetings, but in the end Ellen and Ken won our hearts with their dramatic vision of our spaces, their intuitive understanding of cohousing issues, and their smooth group facilitation skills. We are all thrilled to be finally designing our building with them starting in June. We’re confident that together we can design a wonderful space to live as a community.

I’d like to make a special shout-out to Martha, who organized the entire process and brought us a group of contenders so strong that any one of then would have been a good choice.

Next info session June 19 at the YMCA

For those of you who missed yesterday’s info session, we’ve scheduled another one on Saturday, June 19, at 3:00 PM at the Downtown Durham YMCA, 218 Morgan St.

Huge turnout at yesterday's info session

We had a huge turnout at yesterday’s informational session. I counted 54 people, including visitors from Eno Commons and Pacifica and a representative from our grocery store neighbor Durham Central Market. Pam did a bang-up job sharing her enthusiasm for our project and her love for Durham. After the meeting many folks drove over to the site. Doug was there, wearing his yellow hard hat and explaining our vision about what we want to achieve in Durham Central Park Cohousing. Dozens of attendees asked to be added to our mailing list and best of all two more households decided to join our community!

A coop grocery neighbor

I’m thrilled to report that there will soon be a locally owned co-op grocery within walking distance of our community. Durham Central Market has just announced their new location on the southwest corner of Mangum Street and Broadway Street. That’s just 1/5 mile from our site! You can read all about Durham Central Market at their web site.

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Read all about it!

Here’s a very nice article about our community in the Durham Herald-Sun, including quotes from two of our members: The Herald-Sun - Central Park area bustling with activity development.