Washington Commons Cohousing Press Release
From: Barbara Scott (barblshotmail.com)
Date: Fri, 12 Nov 2021 16:33:25 -0800 (PST)


Contact: Barbara Scott

Phone: 650 279-5839

Email: barbls [at] hotmail.com

Innovative Condominium Community breaks ground in West Sacramento

After years of working toward this milestone, the future buyers of Washington 
Commons, a cohousing condominium community, are ready to break some ground. 
Washington Commons will be the first cohousing community in West Sacramento and 
one of the first urban, infill cohousing communities in the region. 
Seventy-five (75%!) of the homes in the community are already reserved.

The future buyers, who formed the LLC to develop this community and have put up 
their own money to fund the pre-development costs, will host the Groundbreaking 
Ceremony on Friday, November 19, at 1 pm on their property at 4th & G Streets 
in West Sacramento.

“I have been waiting for this day since I first heard about cohousing decades 
ago from a friend involved in Muir Commons in Davis, the first cohousing 
community,” says founder Anne Geraghty. The development was initiated by a 
group of people who sought the benefits of urban living with collaborative 
neighbors. They engaged a professional team with experience in developing 
cohousing communities, including developer UD+P from Portland 
(www.udplp.com<http://www.udplp.com>) (who developed the PDX Commons project 
there).  The location just across the river from downtown Sacramento, offers 
residents easy access to urban amenities on both sides of the river including 
an ever growing network of trails.

Privacy: Washington Commons will feature 35 single-level private one and 
two-bedroom condominiums. Each condo will include the normal amenities of a 
private home, kitchen, living room, bedroom(s) and bathroom(s).

Connection:  Washington Commons is designed to promote and support social 
connection. It will include a great room for gatherings and meals, guest rooms, 
workshops, a large terrace, and other shared spaces making it easy to gather, 
do projects together, and stay connected.

Owner-developed: The future buyers have been active participants in the design 
and development process. After the project is built, owners will continue to 
share the responsibility for the management of the community.

Sustainability: Washington Commons strives for a more socially and 
environmentally sustainable living environment with its small energy-efficient 
homes and collaborative structure making it easy for people to share resources.

Walkable, bicycle-oriented location:  Residents will be able to walk to many 
nearby destinations.  Generous bicycle storage will enable members to take 
advantage of the growing network of bicycle lanes in West Sacramento and beyond.

The development team also includes Katie McCamant of CoHousing Solutions, 
co-author of the book “Creating Cohousing: Building Sustainable Communities” 
and who has consulted dozens of cohousing developments across North America. 
The architects are a collaboration between Mahlum Architects and MFA Architects 
of Portland. Harrison Construction, of Davis, is the builder. Five Star Bank 
will be doing the construction loan.

Cohousing communities continue to grow in popularity across the country as 
people seek ways to balance our needs for both privacy and community.  This 
need became especially apparent during the pandemic when many people suddenly 
lost their more dispersed social lives. There are over 40 existing such 
communities across Northern California.

The innovative project has attracted members from the Bay Area and as far away 
as Maryland.  “We think this is perfect for people who want to live near their 
work and for others who are looking to downsize and live in a walkable urban 
location,” said Anne Geraghty, one of the community’s founding members.

We can provide photos and renderings


Barbara Scott, representing the Washington Commons Buyers Group


barbls [at] hotmail.com


Cohousing consultant:

Kathryn McCamant, CoHousing Solutions



kmccamant [at] cohousing-solutions.com<mailto:kmccamant [at] 


Danny Milman  |  UD+P

Development Manager

562.338.2565   |  danny.milman [at] udplp.com<mailto:danny.milman [at] 

Urban Development & Partners (UD+P) of Portland


Cohousing Association of the US


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