Things are moving quickly at Bay State Commons (BSC)! We have cleared our last permitting hurdle, allowing us to demolish the vacant structure at 368 Pleasant Street, Malden, and have a February 2020 groundbreaking for construction on our three-story, 30-unit building. This puts us on a path for move-in during the second half of 2021. Twenty-two of our 30 units have been pre-sold to those who have gone through the membership process to become equity members.
See below for a list of available units. If you want to learn more about cohousing and BSC, please join us at our meetings (first and third Tuesdays of each month; see listings at Meetup or Facebook.)
In addition to private units, the property will 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 for occasional shared meals. There are outdoor decks on each floor, and a courtyard with green space that is for gardening and other outdoor activities. The energy-efficient building will mean low utility prices for residents, while the presence of 45 or so friends as neighbors means there will be a lot of sharing of tools, appliances and all sorts of things. So each household doesn’t have to purchase its own circular saw, deluxe mixer or extra-large pot that you use once a year.
Building and unit plans
- BSC Building plans – June 2019 special permit Building plans based on municipal special permit application.
- Bay State Commons 3D Unit Renderings Overhead views of available units.
- Meet Bay State Commons Cohousing Exterior and common space visuals, map of location, information about project and members.
Key: Purple – Available, Green – Pre-Sold
Unit availability as of 8/5/2020
|2 bed +||311||Available|
|1 bed +||308||Available|
|1 bed +||104||Available|
Studios starting at ~$325,000 and 1 BR+ and 2 BR units starting at ~$500,000. Please email us at BayStateCommons@gmail.com for more information.