Welcome!

Great News! Bay State Commons has received city approval and we completing the Malden permitting process with the goal of breaking ground by year’s end. We will be adding updates to our three-story, 30-unit design by our architects, French/2D and Neshamkin French. Stay tuned and check out one of our meetings to learn more about our project and the remaining available studio, one-bedroom and one-bedroom+ units. We have meetings twice a month, every first Tuesday in Cambridge, and third Tuesday in Malden. Information on meeting location can be found here.


We are a group of residents from Malden and surrounding towns who have gathered to live in a residential community together. Working as our own developer, we have designed and will build a cohousing development for 30 households (with units sized from studios to 3 bedrooms) at 368 Pleasant Street near the center of Malden, MA.

We are made up of families, couples, and singles representing four generations and a wide variety of interests, include cooking, gardening, making music and just spending time catching up. Some of us work, some are in school, and some are retired. It is important to us that residents have the support of their neighbors when need arises, and have the opportunity to age in place. We look forward to becoming part of the greater Malden community.

Cooking at a Common House Meal
Community members preparing food for a social gathering

What is Cohousing?

Cohousing is a way of building a community that balances private units with shared common space. We will be organized as a condominium, with the building space designed to encourage interaction and a sense of community. Along with units with standard amenities like private kitchens & dining room spaces, there will be expanded common space that is envisioned to include shared music and art spaces, a children’s play area, a workshop, exercise room, and common kitchen and “great room” suitable for residents to cook and eat together for occasional common meals.

You can learn more about cohousing in general by going to our ‘About Cohousing’ page, or referring to this webpage for a more visual representation of cohousing.

Who Are We?

Learn more about us here. We value neighborliness, good communication and thoughtfulness.  Most of us didn’t know each other initially, but as we’ve worked together, we’ve already begun making connections as we look forward to the permitting, construction and move-in process.

You can learn more about us by checking out the below links.

Contact us!

Learn more about membership

Read the FAQs for more detailed information

Learn more about our members

Read our Vision Statement

Meet the professionals who are helping us  build the community.

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