Outcome to Determine next Phase of Housing
September 8, 2017 – Peacehaven Community Farm is hosting a housing charrette on September 16 to gain input from various sources to develop a comprehensive plan for the next building phase at Peacehaven.Peacehaven’s first charrette was held in 2010 to help brainstorm and design the specifics for the first home, Susan’s View, which opened in 2014. This year’s charrette will focus on future housing needs for Peacehaven. Participants will answer questions and brainstorm solutions to create the best future housing model.The charrette will take place from 8:30 am – 8 pm at PNP Design Group, 111 Paisley Street in Greensboro. The charrette approach brings together people of different areas of expertise, each having an interest in Peacehaven. The group will include architects, contractors, designers, funders, staff, board members, parents, and experts in intellectual disabilities.
“This diverse group will collaborate to develop a vision for the future of Peacehaven; the charrette format allows these ideas to be generated in a day, ” said Jenny Bradley, Peacehaven Board Chair. “An added bonus is the identification of experts who stay involved through the planning and implementation phases.”
The charrette is made possible due to the generous support of the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro.
"Peacehaven is focused on expanding its success around innovative housing and community-building for people with disabilities," said Kevin Lundy, Director of Grants at CFGG. "We are pleased to be able to support the creative strategic planning they are doing to build their capacity."
Peacehaven is also thankful for the support and collaboration of PNP Design Group and the Center for Community Engaged Design at UNCG.