Bay State Commons March Newsletter

In our last newsletter, we told you how our recent recruiting efforts had yielded a large group of prospective members at our meetings. A month later, many of those prospectives have already become associate members and are on a path to become equity members and commit to a condo in our 30-unit building adjacent to the Orange Line.

Things move forward with the permitting process with the City of Malden. We await our hearing date with city officials and feel confident that we will be able to navigate any bumps in the road to a groundbreaking later this year.

Anyone out there looking to really downsize? We still have all unit types available, though we are especially interested in hearing from people interested in studios. Getting a studio and making use of all the common space we will have is the most economical way to join our cohousing community! In addition to private units, the property is envisioned to have 5,000 square feet of expanded common spaces, including a meeting & work room, entertainment room, wood shop, yoga/workout studio, kids play room, arts room, music room, social room/pub, great room and large common kitchen and dining area that may be used for optional weekly shared meals. There are also outdoor decks on each floor, and a courtyard with green space that is envisioned to host gardening and other outdoor activities. There will be underground parking.
The site plan and unit availability page on our webpage shows more information about our 30 condominiums.

Please join us at these upcoming events:

Tuesday, March 20, 6:30–9pm, business meeting at Cornerstone Cohousing, 175 Harvey Street, Cambridge, MA. Please click here for directions.
Thursday, March 22, 7-8:30pm, Design Committee ‘Show and Tell’, a presentation of how we arrived at the design of our cohousing complex. Location TBD.

We now offer group childcare for our business meetings. Please ask for more details. And check out our Facebook page and our Meetup group!

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