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; walkable and transit-oriented 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 mature trees, 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 planning two neighborhoods of limited equity cooperative ownership homes on parcels of land owned by the city of Portland at 43 Douglass Street and 165 Lambert Street.