Fitch Architecture & Community Design worked collaboratively with future residents and the Boston firm of DHK Architects through programming and early schematic design of this project. Jamaica Plain Cohousing consists of 32 apartment flats and townhouses and a common house on a 3/4 acre brownfield site.
The site is traversed by an underground stream culvert, severely limiting the footprint of the building. This easement is crossed with bridges at the second and third floor levels to make all units accessible from the elevator in the Common House.
The Common House overlooks a central courtyard and green space. It includes a great room, children’s play space, kitchen, and guest suite, as well as private office spaces with a separate entrance.
JP Cohousing was given a “Citation for Social Sustainability” from Boston Society of Architects “Sustainable Design Awards Program 2009”.