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What's Eastern Village?

Overview
Interviews, awards, articles, and other press coverage of EVC
Our Mission Statement
Where is Eastern Village?
About Silver Spring
Development Organization
How Do I Join?


Overview

Eastern Village Cohousing is a warm and friendly community. It is highly participatory, collaborative, and eco-friendly. Each of the 56 condominum units comes with all the features you would expect in a condo. Plus the community has a large community dining hall for shared meals, community living room, kids playroom, game room, yoga room, library, workshop, hottub, green roof & much more.

The condominium units range in size from approximately 650 to 2000 square feet. See our media page for interviews, articles, and other press coverage of EVC. Eastern Village is a member of Mid-Atlantic Cohousing. Mid-Atlantic Cohousing (MAC) is a regional resource for existing and developing cohousing communities. Our member communities are located in Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC, and Pennsylvania.


Our Mission Statement

Eastern Village Cohousing is an intentional urban community committed to inclusive decision-making through consensus and the following principles:

• we cherish and support diverse ages, ethnicities, interests, abilities, relationships and spiritual beliefs
• we value ecological responsibility, sustainable design and a balance of aesthetics and affordability
• we foster interconnectedness, growth, care, communication and respect among our membership
• we engage responsibly with our neighborhood and the wider world


Where is Eastern Village?

The Eastern Village Cohousing is located in the South Point neighborhood of the new Downtown Silver Spring Arts and Entertainment Center.

The Eastern Village site is located at 7981 Eastern Avenue between Newell Street and 13th Street NW right on the line between Silver Spring and Washington, DC, very close to the northernmost point of the diamond shape of the DC border. It is within walking distance (0.6mi) of the Silver Spring metro on the Red line. It is also 0.4 miles from the MARC train station, Brunswick line. Click on the image below to go to Mapquest.

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About Silver Spring

Eastern Village is located in the South Point neighborhood of the new Downtown Silver Spring Arts and Entertainment Center in Maryland District 4. It is within walking distance to:

Public schools serving this district are:

See also the Silver Spring blog for the latest news about Silver Spring.

Also under development nearby to Eastern Village is the Metropolitan Branch Trail, which, as part of the National Park Service's Rivers & Trails project, will be a showcase urban bicycle and pedestrian greenway linking Silver Spring MD, to Union Station, Washington DC.

Eastern Village is located in an SBA-designated HUBZone (Historically Underutilized Business Zone). "The HUBZone Empowerment Contracting Program stimulates economic development and creates jobs in urban and rural communities by providing Federal contracting preferences to small businesses. These preferences go to small businesses that obtain HUBZone certification in part by employing staff who live in a HUBZone. The company must also maintain a "principal office" in one of these specially designated areas." (From the HUBZone FAQ)


Development Organization

Eco Housing Corporation of Bethesda, MD is the development company for Eastern Village Cohousing. ECO completed its first cohousing community, Takoma Village Cohousing, in 2000. Takoma Village now serves as a U.S. Department of Energy case study for the exemplary implementation of green building techniques.


How Do I Join?

Ready to join Eastern Village Cohousing? If you are interested in becoming a member, please contact our management company, Quantum Real Estate Management, at 301-941-8040 or quantum@qpmgmt.com.

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