Possible new cohousing project in downtown Durham!

So many people have asked about cohousing in downtown Durham, NC, we'd like to let you know that a local developer is now gauging interest for a new possible project in the Durham Central Park area of downtown. The site for this project would be 3 blocks away from our just-opened DurhamCoho. The new project would be a mixed-use development, with light commercial (restaurants, coffee shops) on the ground floor, some apartments, and for sale condominiums on the top two floors.  If there is enough interest,  the top two floors could be reserved for a cohousing community of 15 to 20 condominiums.

If you might be interested in this project, please contact Christine Westfall at chwestfall@gmail.com.

AIA Tour Day

At left, Durham Coho resident Tish Hoover and other AIA Tour volunteers welcome visitors.

Durham Coho architects Ellen Weinstein (left), and Ken Friedlein (right), along with Durham Coho resident and Executive Director of Coho/US Alice Alexander (center) gave a presentation about the making of Durham Coho.

Yesterday DurhamCoho was one of 8 residences (and the only multifamily residence) on the 2014 AIA Triangle Tour of Residential Architecture. While the day started with gray skies the sun came out about the time the tour began and we ended up having a fine, sunny October day for the tour. Architects Ellen Weinstein and Ken Friedlein gave a short presentation about the process of building the physical pat of Durham Coho. They were joined by Durham Coho resident and Executive Director of Coho/US Alice Alexander. Alice spoke about cohousing, community, and living “green.”

About 300 tour visitors got to see our common areas, including the kitchen, dining room, cafe, project, living, and media rooms. Three of our residents opened their condos to visitors and many others kept their doors open for peeking. Favorite destinations for visitors were the top-floor terrace and our backyard garden.