CommonLand Solutions is a trusted advisor for organizations, municipalities, housing cooperatives, and public-purpose developers seeking to purchase, develop, rehabilitate, or improve property, affordable housing, infrastructure, and recreational and cultural facilities.
Liz Curry launched CommonLand Solutions to deliver housing and community development services to:
development corporations delivering public good.
Her work is grounded in the principles of the commons – the belief that community stewardship is our responsibility to sustain the physical, cultural, and natural resources we create and consume, for future generations.
The beauty of our rural communities seeps beneath the landscapes of Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains, to our collective history and cultures which are rooted in the pride that people feel for what we share in common, and are able to accomplish together. Our history began before white colonists supplanted the indigenous people of the Wabanaki federation, whose homeland stretched across northern New England, from modern-day eastern Maine to southern Quebec. Vermont officially recognizes the Abenaki Nation and the state is their homeland, which they shared with other Wabanaki tribes long before white colonists arrived.
CommonLand seeks to support community groups in their efforts to revitalize and redevelop property with respect for our shared heritage, which caused harm to indigenous people and the land while also creating a statewide ethic of land stewardship with future generations of people, flora, and fauna in mind.
Revitalizing old buildings, adapting underutilized ones, improving recreational areas, or building critical underground infrastructure are pivotal opportunities to improve the quality of our lives, and in many cases close social, racial, and economic disparities that impact all of our lives. CommonLand is honored to work with volunteers, municipal government, and community and neighborhood activists whose initiative brings transformational projects that strengthen our communities, close disparities, and increase safety, security, and sense of belonging for all of our neighbors.
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CommonLand's goal is to harness our common stories by building relationships, knowing that our communities achieve greater impact when we work together to solve a problem.
CommonLand Solutions is just a small piece of a larger puzzle, so connectedness to local partners is critical for any project's success. CLS has a reputation for achieving outcomes on-time and on-budget, with a strong capability in driving a project towards desired goals by identifying and engaging a robust set of human, financial, and community resources in support of the client's needs.
If you are interested in working with CommonLand Solutions, the best way to reach Liz Curry is via email.