Co-op the Whole Block: Green Roof Installed

May 16, 2019

Photo courtesy of Comma-Q Architecture.

Our new building has gone green — literally.

With the help of Greenspace Landscaping, LLC and Comma-Q Architecture,  our green roof was installed on Monday, May 13.

Is that Grass?

Nope. It's sedum, a hardy drought-resistant succulent plant.

Once it takes root and matures, we will not need to irrigate it except in extreme dry spells.

Benefits of a Green Roof

  • Reduces carbon footprint
  • Releases oxygen
  • Reflects less heat
  • Mitigates storm water runoff
  • Keeps the building cool in the summer and warm in the winter
  • Helps keep energy costs down
  • Creates a habitat for birds and insects

That Looks Heavy!

It is. A green roof weighs significantly more than a traditional membrane roof assembly.

However, the  structure on our building has been sized to support that added weight.

Coming Soon...Co-op the Whole Block

The green roof isn't the only news!

It's getting close to "move-in" day for our expanded building. We gain occupancy the first week in June.

The building houses mostly back of the house operations - offices, meeting spaces and our bakery, kitchen and warehouse (currently all located in offsite buildings).

Co-op West Main Closure

Co-op West Main will be closed for about a week during this time. In addition to moving, we are remodeling our deli area.

Anticipated closure is  June 3-9. We hope to reopen on  June 10.

These dates are barring any unforeseen construction changes.

We apologize for the significant inconvenience this will cause. Co-op Downtown will be open with regular business hours.