October 2019 | Washington Commons
Here's What We Are Talking About This Month:
  • Our design is ALMOST done!
  • Welcome to our new explorers
  • Upcoming events
Don't Forget to Mark Your Calendar for our Upcoming Site Tour!
Our Design is Almost Done!
Our team has been working hard to create the best neighborhood design that facilities both privacy and community interaction. We have hosted three design planning workshops with our architects and development consultant, and we held our final one on September 22! We congratulate our entire design team on the outstanding result! 

Thank you to our professional team, Katie McCamant of CoHousing Solutions, Urban Development + Partners (UD+P) of Portland, Oregon, Mahlum Architects and M F Architects of Portland, Oregon. And to our host communities, Southside Cohousing and Muir Commons for facilitating these amazing workshops!

Stay tuned to see the designs for yourself!

While our architects are putting the finishing details on our designs, we are already thinking about the kind of outdoor environment we want to create. A small committee has been meeting with local landscape architect Josephine McProud to discuss the many possibilities for gardens, vegetation, and trees!
Although our designs are nearly finalized, there is still plenty of opportunity to participate in our community design. If you like the idea of living in a community that you helped create alongside other trustworthy homeowners and friends, now is the time to join Washington Commons!
Welcome New Explorers!
We are pleased to welcome two new Explorer members to our growing group. Norma and Lonon currently live in the Sacramento area, and signed up as Explorers at the September Site Tour. 
Mark Your Calendars!
Online Video Conference via ZOOM
Wednesday, October 16, 6:00pm PDT
We’ll share an overview of the project along with the latest updates. To register for the meeting, please email us at washingtoncommonscohousing@gmail.com - Put “Zoom Registration” in the Subject line, and we will send you a link for the meeting.  
Site Tour
Saturday, October 12th, 10:00am
4 th & G Streets, West Sacramento
Join us to see our special location, walk along the Sacramento River, and visit a nearby coffee shop.
Community Bridge Workshop
Thursday, October 17th, 6:30pm
Waterfront Boardwalk, Old Sacramento
Join Washington Commons group members as well as the larger Sacramento area community at the third community workshop to review the final bridge design concepts and provide your input.
Make an Investment in Your Future, Your Health and Your Community Well Being
Find out what you need to know to take your next step...
Come to a site tour. Participate in a Zoom Information Call. Ask questions. Get answers.  Become an Explorer member and dig deeper. Take this opportunity to become involved, participate in our business meetings and our committees (as a non-voting member), get to know the group and see how we work together. You’ll be given an orientation on our budget and legal documents creating a sound foundation for our work ahead. Additionally, you will receive a copy of “ Creating Cohousing” written by our expert consultant Katie McCamant in partnership with Chuck Durrett. Explorer membership is $250. If you become a full member within 3 months the $250 will be deducted from your initial membership investment of $2,000.

If you have been thinking like we have about the importance of community and about the potential of being part of the first cohousing community in West Sacramento – Now is the time to get involved. 
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Thank you!
For more information on Washington Commons, please visit our website.
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