DESIGN DEVELOPMENT PHASE
Once a site is selected, fine tuning of the design can commence, based on the schematic design layout for a specific location. In this phase, the architect will facilitate the cohousing group in making decisions about the size and organization of the common spaces, the precise number of units and the number of bedrooms in each, balconies, the 'look' of the building, the materials, fixtures, finishes and design details. The architect will then complete the design work, and provide the group with a site plan, building plans, unit plans, common area plans, and a 3D model of the outside of the building. Once the group approves the drawings, the units will be available for pre-sale to group members. It will then be a few more years for the project to be fully constructed and ready for move-in.