Great News! Malden has enacted a Cohousing ordinance into its housing code, allowing projects like ours to take shape in the community. We now plan to move forward through the permitting process with the goal of breaking ground this fall. Our architects are working on adjustments to our 3-story design to submit to the city, and we will add these plans to the website soon. Stay tuned.
We are a group of residents from Malden and surrounding towns who want to live in a residential community together. Working as our own developer, our intention is to design and build a cohousing development for thirty 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 single people, 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.
Together with our architects, Neshamkin-French and French 2D, we are in the process of seeking town permits and financing for construction, and hope to break ground in early 2019. We look forward to becoming part of the greater Malden community.
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.
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.