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New Paradigms in Housing

Community is more important now than ever, as is the demand for innovative strategies for affordability. New developments are taking into account not just where people want to live, but reimagining how. Establishing healthy cohousing communities allows for supportive inclusive environments, provides a sense of community and a reduction of carbon footprints.

Working as their own developer, Baystate Commons Cohousing in Malden, is an innovative 30-unit cohousing community and is the first of its type under Malden’s newly created Cohousing Zoning Ordinance. Because cohousing diverges from the typical developmental model, every phase and scale of the design process needed to work for the residents – the client entity.

Anda French and Baystate Commons will discuss the finance and zoning complexities, sustainable strategies, and also the misled assumptions about these communities, and the possibilities to re-imagine future housing development and the client.

The BSA Client Conversation Series spotlights clients with not only their projects but their strategies for managing change through development and investment during these complex times. Conversations will span a range of market sectors, and provide insight into the capabilities and skills clients look for when selecting a design team. Join for networking, presentations on important issues and projects in Boston, and of course, conversations. SMPS Boston Members receive the BSA Member rate using promo code: SMPSCC2021 

Join us for early networking prior to the conversation.

Anda French AIA
Partner, French 2D

Baystate Commons Cohousing


Carole Wedge FAIA LEED AP
CEO, Shepley Bulfinch

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