Our group was about to dissolve until we found Chris ScottHanson. He started speaking at 9:00 am. By 10:00, my husband and I had agreed to become equity members.
Jamaica Plain Cohousing
“A New, Old-Fashioned Neighborhood”
Jamaica Plain, Boston, Massachusetts
From Jamaica Plain Cohousing’s entry in the Cohousing US Directory
We are a mixed-income, multigenerational, urban cohousing condominium that is committed to being attuned to its urban setting and is within walking distance to public transportation. As part of that commitment we maintain a system of ride sharing, subsidized MBTA fare passes, and community bicycles. We use a modified consensus process to make decisions and are committed to resolving conflicts through honest, direct, and respectful communications.
Participation in group meals is encouraged, but not mandated. We strive to work cooperatively for mutual benefit, while respecting personal autonomy and the privacy of one’s home. We actively participate in neighborhood events and act as a CSA drop-off site.
We do on-site composting and have eight raised-bed gardens with organic soil. We are committed to conserving natural resources through environmentally-sound construction, energy conservation, recycling, and reducing consumption by sharing materials. All common areas and individual units are accessible to people with disabilities. We value diversity and welcome people from all classes, races, cultures, sexual orientations, and traditional and nontraditional families.