Housing for people, not for profit
Imagine a place to live that is...
Multi-generational and diverse - by design
Environmentally and economically sustatainable
Governed via an alternative to the heavy-handed HOA
Grounded in community values, equity and restorative practices
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
Permitted Use Table
Cottage Court UDO
Permitted Residential Development (PRD)
Detached Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU)