Our Story

Birth of an intentional cohousing community


Purchased land

Three founding couples that wanted to develop urban, walkable cohousing communities in central Durham combined efforts and bought the property on 610 Trent Drive that was zoned for our type of project and in a perfect location - walkable to parks, grocery stores, and great restaurants. (Read more about how the idea of Bull City Commons began in an interview with Jim, a founding member)


Initial marketing

We began marketing to find people with shared values who were interested in enhancing their lives.  A handful of members joined us early on and helped shape our vision of a ‘diverse urban community guided by kindness, respect and mutual support.’ We selected Sociocracy as our self-governance process. Together, we began to reimagine the way we will live in our future building. 



We hired an award-winning firm, Weinstein Friedlein Architects, to design a condominium building including 23 private condo residences and multiple shared spaces designed to foster meaningful social connections. (Read more about our architect, Ellen Weinstein)We created our development oversight process.



We have grown to over 30 members and have pre-sold 95% of our units with only 1 unit remaining. We obtained construction financing from Pinnacle Bank and hired RESOLUTE Building Company to begin constructing our future homes.


Move in!

We anticipate the building to be ready in the Fall of 2021 for members to purchase their condo units and move in! Come join us.