August 2019 | Washington Commons
Here's What We Are Talking About This Month:
West Sacramento is Making Others Jealous
The July 28 Sacramento Bee said “West Sacramento is making others jealous.

The city appears on track to become the most modern city in the region in the next decade, as it develops its waterfront into a walkable, European-style addition to downtown Sacramento.

Plans include community gardens, dense housing and offices, new bridges across the river, community rideshare programs and urban rail transit crossing the river.“ We’re excited to be a part of the action
We Need Your Input!
Our members created a survey to invite your input on our plans.

It’s a quick way to let us know your ideas and interest in Washington Commons.

Please follow this link to complete the short survey:
Our Design Process Involves Everyone
As a collaborative group of homeowners, one of our favorite parts of the cohousing process has been our design workshops. During these workshops we get hands-on with our professional team to collaboratively design what our ideal community will look like.

During our first design workshop we looked at our site layout, and how our building will fit onto the land and interact with the surrounding neighborhood.

Our second workshop centered around the idea of common areas. We discussed creating shared spaces in which we can enjoy group activities, use space more efficiently, and save energy.

Our third workshops will take place on August 17 and 18, and we will be discussing the design of our individual homes. We will be spending two days detailing the layouts for 1, 2, and 3 bedroom units.

If you like the idea of hand crafting your future home and neighborhood, collaborating with other homeowners, and participating in community life, now is the time to become a Washington Commons member.

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!
Mark Your Calendars!
Site Tour
Saturday, August 10, 10:00am at 4 th & G Streets, West Sacramento.
Join us to see our special location, walk along the Sacramento River, and visit a nearby coffee shop. 
Online Video Conference via ZOOM
Wednesday, A ugust 14th, 6:00pm
Can't make it to an event in person? Join us online!
We’ll share an overview of the project along with the latest updates. To register for the meeting, please email us at - Put “Zoom Registration” in the Subject line, and we will send you a link for the meeting.   
Design Workshop (members only)
August 17th and 18th
We will work with our design team to plan our individual living units. (See article below) Now is the time to become a member and get involved in the design process!
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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