Maine Cooperative Development Partners is a new company owned by Portland residents committed to building neighborhoods where the elements that constitute quality of life—access to green space, healthy lifestyles, community, privacy, and affordability—are not at odds with each other. Grounding principles for this work are creating equitable communities; complementing walkable neighborhoods; building healthy buildings; and celebrating beauty, art, and the natural environment. We use Limited Equity Cooperatives as a form of ownership to create options for people of all ages, backgrounds, and incomes to live in harmony with nature and their neighbors. We envision small towns, urban neighborhoods, and suburban neighborhood centers that are walkable to daily needs and adjacent to recreational facilities, trails, and transit corridors; homes that use energy efficient construction, and shared gardens, patios, and play spaces for people to get to know and enjoy their neighbors. We give back by partnering with organizations that support trails and green space, transit, local businesses, social equity, and efforts to mainstream energy efficient building and land use. We are currently partnering with the Cooperative Development Institute on two proposals to build limited equity cooperative ownership homes on parcels of land owned by the city of Portland at 43 Douglass and 165 Lambert Street. Our proposals feature permanent affordability, green design, and shared amenities common in cohousing such as gardens, extra indoor amenities and trails. To stay in touch as things progress, please fill out our survey for neighbors and prospective residents, or email us on our contact page!