This page last updated:2/20/2010
Stony Brook Cohousing
Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts,
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We are seeking individuals and families to join our urban cohousing community. We are rehabbing the historic Blessed Sacrament Church in the Hyde Square neighborhood of Jamaica Plain (Boston). It's a great time to get involved, because members are currently designing the facility with the architect, making decisions about which environmentally friendly materials will be used and more.
The building is a very short distance from public transportation, many public parks, restaurants, and other urban amenities.
Jamaica Plain is an historic neighborhood on the south edge of Boston with a very diverse population, wonderful green open spaces including Jamaica Pond and the Arnold Arboretum, a thriving artist community, and excellent restaurants.
We intend to have a diverse, multi-generational community that is a model of urban sustainable development for living lightly and happily on the earth.
We will participate in the wider community in a way that is welcoming, respectful, and mutually beneficial.
Status: disbanded; lost site
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Website:http://stonybrookcohousing.org (Bad web address)
Former/Other Names: Ecovillage at JP
This page last updated:2/20/2010
(We have not yet begun construction. Please visit our website to learn more about public events. Or call! We'd love to hear from you.)
Visitor Process: Contact us at 617-648-0568 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Statement of Housing Non-discrimination:
Our community does not discriminate in regards to housing based on race/color, national origin, religion, sex/gender, family status (i.e. having children, not having children, or being pregnant), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, source of income, age, creed, personal appearance, political affiliation, HIV infection, military/veteran status, unfavorable military discharge, gender identity or expression, receiving public assistance, or being the victim of domestic abuse.
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Leadership Core Group:
Labor and Money
Members have independent finances
(Members will share in the maintainance of the community, for both cost savings and community building. We anticipate about 10 hours a month will be required per household.)
Land and Buildings
Land Owned By:
Number of Residences:
Share Community Meals:
(We hope to eat together about 2 times a week after we move in.)
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
Diet is up to each individual
(Common meals will include a vegetarian and/or vegan option.)
(Members include omnivores and vegans, and a range in between.)
(Alcohol is enjoyed by some members, but not all.)
(Smoking is prohibited in community buildings and grounds.)
Common Spiritual Practices:
(We have no common practice, other than tolerance and appreciation for each other.)
Which Spiritual Traditions(s):
(Individual members practice the following traditions: agnostic, jewish, protestant, UU, and unknown)
(Residents make their own choices about education options. Currently, school-aged members are attending the Boston Public Schools.)
Number of Units:
We anticipate 37 units
Mostue & Associates, Kraus Fitch Architects (visioning and pre-design)
Stony Brook Cohousing, in partnership with Rees-Larkin Development
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