Bull City Commons Cohousing

Bull City Commons Cohousing

Multi-generational, Urban
610 Trent Drive
Durham, North Carolina 27705
  • Move in year :
  • 2021
  • Number of units :
  • 21-40
  • Land size:
  • <2 acres
  • Developed acreage :
  • Not yet known


Moving earth, pouring concrete! Projected move-in date of Summer 2021.

Welcome to our eclectic, diverse community made up of folks of all ages from all over the country. What we have in common is a desire to be part of Durham’s vibrant urban scene and to lead a simpler lifestyle based on mutual support, shared resources, and a sustainable community with a small carbon footprint.

You are going to like it here … Durham (pop 267,000) is dense, neighborly, and it’s easy to get around– more like a town but with all the amenities of the larger metropolitan Triangle, including Chapel Hill and Raleigh; and Durham’s foodie culture got it named Southern Living’s Tastiest Town in the South southernliving.com/travel/tastiest-town-durham-north-carolina.   Our site is in walking distance of groceries, cafes, coffee shops (Cocoa Cinnamon is on our block!), local ice cream, an independent bookstore, and Duke University; and we’re in quick, easy driving distance of museums, galleries, concert and theater venues, I-85, NC 147, and I-40. RDU international airport is half an hour away.

Our Old West Durham neighborhood oldwestdurham.org/history/  is situated in a spacious, green environment of towering oak trees, neighborhood parks, walking/biking trails and close by Duke Gardens. In a few minutes’ drive, you are in Duke Forest, two state Parks along the Eno River, or the 22-mile American Tobacco Trail. The Blue Ridge mountains and NC’s beautiful barrier-island beaches are both three-hour drives. No wonder Durham is among the 10 most desirable places to live in the country!

Our soon-to-be home is a five-story condo building designed by Architect Ellen Weinstein www.wfarchitecture.com , and our group’s Project Manager and Owner’s Rep is Christine Westfall. This veteran team developed our sister cohousing condo building, Durham Central Park Cohousing Community www.durhamcoho.com , recently featured in Durham’s Triangle Institute of Architects Tour.

Our building will be located at 610 Trent Drive and will include 23 condos and both indoor and outdoor commons areas.

Commons areas include:
• A kitchen, dining/lounge and screened porch
• Shared laundry room
• 2 activity areas for playing music, yoga, meditation, exercise, small events
• Outdoor spaces – vegetable, herb, flower/pollinator gardens & trees, screened porch and possible terrace

The following 2 available units come with a parking space and a balcony.  9 foot ceilings, large windows and a southern exposure create a light-filled, spacious living area overlooking tree tops and the cityscape.   Floor plans and unit plans can be viewed on the BCC website: bullcitycommons.com/floor-plans-unit-layouts
** Unit 403, 690sf, 1 bedroom, 1 bath & Unit 306, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1295 sf. All two units sit among the tree tops, overlook the urban cityscape and western sky expanse/horizon making for lovely sunsets. Check out updates in pricing and design on our website.

Interested in learning more?  We’d love to hear from you and share details about our cohousing organization, membership process and why we are so excited about the community we are building. Consider joining one of our ZOOM info sessions: Sept. 16, Wed, 7-8pm: Oct. 3, Sat, 1pm; Oct. 13, Tues. 7PM EDT. Can’t make these events? We’d be happy to send you an information packet and arrange an individual phone or zoom Info Session
 For Zoom access to Info Sessions, please RSVP (and let us know if you need a ZOOM tutorial) to: BullCityCommons@gmail.com 
Check videos on our website: https://www.bullcitycommons.com/videos-interviews
For updates on our progress and detailed timeline check out our  newsletter:  https://mailchi.mp/0af94921fd7e/august

Check out videos on our website: https://www.bullcitycommons.com/videos-interviews

Follow us on www.instagram.com/bullcitycommonsdurham/  and Facebook

Shared Property
  • Common House
  • Community Garden
  • Laundry
  • All units fully accessible
Welcomes Visitors (fee may apply)
  • Common Meals
  • Individual Tours
  • Meetings
Decision Making
  • Sociocracy
  • 1-3 meals per month
Meal Participation
  • Optional participation
  • Other
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