About Bay State Commons Cohousing

Bay State Commons Cohousing Is Steaming Ahead

Only a few units left!  If you have been thinking of living in cohousing, please contact us before we are sold out.

Model of the ground floor of the common house, mid-2017.
Model of the ground floor of the common house, mid-2017.

We expect to pre-sell all our units by the end of 2017, begin construction in early 2018, and in early to mid 2019, move in.

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See plans and details about our available units.

 About the Bay State Commons Community, Our Lives, and Our Values

Cooking for a community potluck dinner.
Cooking for a community potluck dinner.

Bay State Commons is a  diverse, multi-generational cohousing community in the Boston Metro-North area in Malden, MA. Since 2013, we have been getting to know each other in social events and potlucks, defining our values and goals, searching for land, and designing our community.

Together with our architects, Neshamkin-French and French 2D, we have completed designing the buildings. During the rest of 2017, we will be seeking permits and financing for construction. We are on target to break ground in early 2018, and move into our new homes in early to mid 2019.

We hold an Option to Purchase agreement for the American Legion site at 368 Pleasant Street in Malden, MA. The location is 750 feet from the Malden T stop, 20 minutes to downtown Boston. It is a short walk to groceries, public and charter schools, restaurants, and public parks. It is one mile from the Middlesex Fells, a 2,200 acre state park.

A Child Friendly Community

Malden was named “Best Place to Raise Your Kids” in Massachusetts by Bloomberg Businessweek in 2009.

Who Are We?

We are families, couples, and singles who have decided to form a community together. Some of us knew each other before the project and others joined later. Our interests include cooking, gardening, making music, and just spending time catching up. Some of us work, some of us are in school, and some are retired.

Our Values

We place high importance on sustainability and a community that is as environmentally friendly as possible. We value good communication and reflectiveness, and our group process is designed with that in mind. If you would like to get to know us a little better, or ask us questions about the project, please sign up for our newsletter—we would love to meet you!

Read the FAQs for more detailed information

Learn more about our members

Read our vision statement

See the work of the professionals we have hired to help us organize, design, and build the community.

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