In this phase, the architect has all the necessary information to complete the schematic design for any urban site in Ottawa, using the criteria outlined in the Design Process. Urban sights are tight, and schematic design is very much dictated by building codes, budget constraints, and by-laws. The architect will consult with City planning staff and industry experts, in order to design the volume and massing for a proposed urban cohousing development. The project manager will provide cost estimates for the development. A completed schematic design will be presented to the cohousing group for a specific site. Subsequently., the DESIGN DEVELOPMENT phase will begin.