Housing for people, not for profit

Imagine a place to live that is...

Why in Winston Salem?

Winston-Salem is a thriving, diverse and growing urban-suburban community. Like many cities in the United States, it is also a city that has a history of housing inequality due to redlining and other discriminatory practices and systemic racism.

The Olamina Commons project is an opportunity to right past wrongs and create a shared vision for what community can be. By leveraging new forward-thinking uniform development ordances, we can create a restorative microvillage in Winston Salem and give ourselves the opportunity to right past wrongs by intentionally designing and building a place that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive. 

We hope this can be a model for other communities to follow, demonstrating that it is possible to break free from the patterns of the past and create a more just and sustainable future for all. 

Uniform Development Ordinances that make room for a MicroVillage concept

UDO ClearCode_Permitted Use Table.pdf

Permitted Use Table

UDO ClearCode_Cottage Court.pdf

Cottage Court UDO

UDO ClearCode_PRD.pdf

Permitted Residential Development (PRD)

UDO ClearCode_Accessory Structure.pdf

Accessory Structure

UDO ClearCode_Detached ADU.pdf

Detached Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU)