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.
We still have several of our studio, one-bedroom and one-bedroom+ units, and a 3-bedroom unit remaining, as seen below. 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 our special permit. Note that some edits to the exterior are in process based on collaboration with Malden Historic Commission. These will be posted once an updated building plan set is available
- Bay State Commons 3D Unit Renderings Overhead views of seven remaining units. Note that we are working to post a 3D rendering of the 3-bedroom unit 307.
Key: Purple – Available, Green – Pre-Sold
Unit availability as of 7/09/2020
|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.