UPDATE, April 2022: our building is nearing completion! Since breaking ground two years ago, we’ve excitedly watched our plans for the new home of Bay State Commons becoming reality. We anticipate moving in sometime in late spring.
Bay State Commons is a cohousing community growing in Malden, Massachusetts, an inner suburb of Boston. Our new home is currently under construction at 368 Pleasant Street, located a short walk from the Malden Center subway station (20 minutes to downtown Boston), schools, groceries, restaurants, and public parks. The Northern Strand Community Trail and Bike to the Sea pass nearby, and the Middlesex Fells (a 2,200-acre state park) is one mile away.
Working with our architects and consultants, we have designed an energy-efficient 30-unit building for the site. Our community will have 5,000 sq ft of shared common space, including kitchen, dining room, living room, meeting rooms, kids’ space, exercise room, art room, and soundproofed music room. The property will also have a patio and yard for gathering and gardening, shared decks on the upper floors, and underground parking.
Our multigenerational community includes families, couples, and single people, with a wide variety of backgrounds and interests. We aim to create a cohousing community that fosters group cohesiveness and serendipitous social interaction among neighbors, growing in our capacity to support each other and keep us all growing. Ours will be an environmentally friendly home that reflects our commitment to sustainability and emphasizes beauty in both architecture and landscape. We value a balance between the private and the shared, with individually owned homes complemented by extensive common facilities and shared green space.
If you’d like to learn more about us, please visit our website at www.baystatecommons.org. In addition, we host periodic virtual Meet & Greet presentations (see our website), and you’re also welcome to attend one of our regular Zoom meetings (see https://www.meetup.com/Bay-State-Commons-cohousing). Or just email us at baystatecommons [at] gmail [dot] com if you’d like more information.
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