Last week, Common — a company offering community-minded shared housing in major cities — announced that applications are open for Common Baltic, Common’s newest and largest home located in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn. Common Baltic is the first residence to combine coliving suites with studio and one-bedroom apartments, opening Common membership up to even more residents looking to live in community with their neighbors.
“As Common has grown, we’ve found that more and more people want to live in community, even if they want more private space. That’s why we’re so excited to expand our community-driven living to a broader group of people with Common Baltic,” said Brad Hargreaves, Founder and CEO of Common. “We look forward to opening more homes like Common Baltic in the future, and continuing to build connected residential communities in cities around the country.”
Common Baltic will be home to approximately 135 Common members, including 70 in coliving suites and more in the building’s 67 studio and one-bedroom units with private bathrooms and kitchens. Many suites and apartments include balconies and outdoor space, and all units feature washer/dryers.
The residence features the communal spaces that make the Common coliving model unique, creating a community where people actually get to know their neighbors. Common Baltic includes two spacious lounges designed in the Common aesthetic, and a large roof deck with expansive views of Brooklyn. House leaders on every floor will encourage residents to come together, with programming like book clubs, potlucks, movie or wine nights, and outings to support local small businesses.
Common Baltic will help Common meet the tremendous demand experienced since the company’s launch in 2015. Prior to opening Common Baltic, Common received more than 12,000 applications for an existing 120 rooms in New York and San Francisco. In 2017, Common plans to open additional homes in Brooklyn, Washington, D.C., and other major cities.