Woodard Lane Cohousing

Multi-generational, Urban
1620 Woodard Ave NW
Olympia, Washington 98502
  • Move in year :
  • 2010
  • Number of units :
  • 11-20
  • Land size:
  • 2-5 acres
  • Developed acreage :
  • 2-4 acres


Our loving and vibrant community has been living together since May of 2010. We share meals, conversations, helping hands, babysitting, song circles and the joy of connection. We are tucked into the edge of a ravine, within walking distance of downtown Olympia, but in a lovely older neighborhood. In 2016, we completed the 2nd and final phase of our construction project, which expanded us from 11 to 18 units. The approximately 50 members range in age from 4 to 89. Our site is on Olympia’s West Side, just 1.6 miles from downtown, and 6 blocks from the beloved Westside Olympia food coop. Part of our land is a green belt provided by a deep ravine sculpted by a year-round stream that enters Puget Sound several blocks away. We currently have a large vegetable garden and play areas for the kids. All of our homes surround a Center Green where we gather to talk, walk our dogs, ride bikes and scooters, and enjoy the sunshine. Our legal structure is a condominium with a Steering Board made up of two members from each of the working committees – Building Maintenance, Grounds, Administration, and Community Life.

Shared Property
  • Common House
  • Guest Rooms
  • Community Garden
  • Workshop
  • Laundry
  • N/A
Welcomes Visitors (fee may apply)
  • Common Meals
Decision Making
  • Sociocracy
  • 1-2 meals per week
Meal Participation
  • Optional participation
  • N/A
Contact Information
  • David Lerner
  • dl32@icloud.com
  • 360-357-4503
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