First Cohousing Community in Texas Breaks Ground in East End Houston - PRESS RELEASE

Updated: 3 days ago

Development to Focus on Community Connection and Sustainability

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A new residential community concept is set to break ground in the thriving and historic East End Houston on January 21, 2022. The multimillion-dollar cohousing project is the first of its kind in Texas and will serve as an interactive livable space for neighbors in a sustainable environment. 

The residential community will be built in a 1.5-acre lot housing 33 one-to-four-bedroom units. The units will have street-facing entrances and porches to integrate with the existing sidewalks and streets in the area. Other unique cohousing aspects will include community gardens, workshops, outdoor dining areas, and a 4,000+ square foot “Common House,” where residents gather for community dinners, meetings, celebrations, and other happenings that build relationships. The design also includes sustainability elements such as geothermal heat exchange, solar readiness, and healthy building materials. 

A cohousing community is intended to provide its residents unique benefits, such as fostering a profound sense of belonging by sharing a common purpose. Isolation is minimized through a physical and social design that naturally facilitates community interaction. Residents may also share the cost of everyday living expenses such as transportation, groceries, and internet usage.

Unlike traditional residential developments, the new CoHousing Houston community in the East End is being developed by dedicated community-minded individuals who share the vision of creating their cohousing neighborhood in Texas. Development

Development Partners include:

  • Kathleen English, Architect, English and Associates. Houston-based architecture firm specializing in municipal and civic projects focused on sustainability.

  • David Kelley, Partner, Troon Development. Houston-based developer with experience in diverse industries, including multi-family.

  • Kathryn McCamant, President, CoHousing Solutions. Architect and cohousing consultant, coauthor of the authoritative book on cohousing, Cohousing: A Contemporary Approach to Housing Ourselves, introduced this housing model to North America.

  • Bryan Bowen, Architect, Caddis PC. Boulder-based architecture firm with an extensive background in building cohousing communities.

WHEN:

Friday, January 21st at 3:00PM

WHERE:

114 Delmar Street, Houston, Texas 77011. Refreshments will be available following a brief ceremony. 

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WHO:

CoHousing Houston is a multi-generational community of people from all sorts of backgrounds who have come together to develop the first-ever cohousing community near parks, bike trails, and light rail in Houston, Texas. Cohousing fosters sustainability and connection through physical spaces where neighbors interact with others just outside their private homes. Visit the website for more information at https://www.cohousinghouston.com, or follow us on Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.