All Projects

In addition to the list of “All Projects” and presentations below, Chris ScottHanson completed the first cohousing community in the United States:

Winslow Cohousing, Bainbridge Island, WA. 1989-1992.

  • Founded and promoted.
  • Site search and land acquisition, feasibility analysis, development facilitator, organization development, etc.
  • 30 Units – $5,500,000 budget

Projects

Prairie Spruce Commons, Regina, SK, 2013-present

  • Land acquisition, feasibility evaluation, project planning, and budgeting

Dragonfly Cohousing, Calgary, AB. 2012-2013. Not built, construction costs unaffordable.

  • Land acquisition, feasibility evaluation, project planning, and budgeting

Millstream EcoVillage, Victoria, BC. 2011

  • Land acquisition, feasibility evaluation, project planning, and budgeting

Sawyer Hill Villages, Berlin, MA. 2005-2009. Completed.

  • Land acquisition, feasibility evaluation, project planning, budgeting and complete project management through construction
  • Managing of business and development affairs of a joint venture between to LLCs forming a 3rd entity to create the project.
  • 68 Units – $24,000,000 budget

Brooklyn Cohousing, NYC, 2008-2009. Not built, no financing available.

  • Land Search, Land Acquisition Option, feasibility evaluation on several sites, project planning, budgeting, programming and schematic design. “Passive House”design and planning.
  • 30 Units – $22,000,000 budget

Jamaica Plain Cohousing, Boston, MA. 2000-2004. Completed.

  • Land acquisition, feasibility evaluation, project planning, budgeting and complete project management through design and construction
  • 30 Units – $10,200,000 budget

Duck Mill Ecovillage, Lawrence, MA. 2003-2004. Unbuilt.

  • Feasibility evaluation, project planning, budgeting and project management through feasibility
  • 96 Units, mixed use – $110,000,000 budget

Mosaic Commons, Stow, MA. 2000-2004. Completed. Part of Sawyer Hill Villages.

  • Land acquisition, feasibility evaluation, project planning, budgeting
  • 34 Units – $10,500,000 budget

Champlain Valley Cohousing, Charlotte, VT. 2000-2001. Completed.

  • Land acquisition, feasibility evaluation, project planning, budgeting, hiring professionals.
  • 28 Units – $9,000,000 budget

Oak Creek Commons, Paso Robles, CA. 1999-2000. Completed.

  • Land Acquisition, Feasibility evaluation, project planning, budgeting
  • 34 Units – $9,200,000 budget

Equinox Cohousing, Kirkland, WA. 1999. Not completed.

  • Site search, Feasibility evaluation, project planning, budgeting
  • 32 Units-$8,500,000 budget

Nippo Lake EcoVillage, Barrington, NH. 1999. Unbuilt.

  • Site search, Feasibility evaluation, project planning, budgeting
  • 28 Units – $7,200,000 budget

Hilltop Cohousing, San Marcos, TX. 1998-1999. Under phased development.

  • Feasibility evaluation, project planning and interim Project Manager
  • 20 Units – $4,700,000 budget

Meadows on Buckingham, Dallas, TX. 1998-1999. Completed.

  • Feasibility evaluation, project planning and interim Project Manager
  • 24 Units – $5,200,000 budget

Bellingham Cohousing, Bellingham, WA. 2000-2001. Completed.

  • Project manager responsible for all phases of project
  • 33 Units – $7,300,000 budget

Sonora Cohousing, Tucson, AZ. 1998. Completed.

  • Feasibility evaluation, project planning, budgeting
  • 36 Units – $8,800,000 budget

Trillium Hollow Cohousing, Portland, OR. 1996-1998. Completed.

  • Project Manager responsible for all phases of project through construction, including finance, budget, schedule, and professional relationships
  • 29 Units – $5,400,000 budget

Stone Curves, Tucson, AZ.1997-1998. Completed.

  • Feasibility evaluation, project planning and interim Project Manager (complete)
  • 48 Units – $10,500,000 budget

Manzanita Village, Prescott, AZ. 1996-1998. Completed.

  • Feasibility evaluation and project planning
  • 36 Units – $7,100,000 budget

Prince George EcoVillage North, Prince George, BC. 1996-1998. Unbuilt

  • Feasibility evaluation, project planning, lobbying.
  • 32 Units – C$6,500,000 budget

Emerald Place Cohousing, Delray Beach, FL. 1996. Unbuilt.

  • Budget and feasibility evaluation
  • 36 Units – $6,100,000 budget

WindSong Cohousing, Walnut Grove, BC. 1992-1996. Completed.

  • Land acquisition, budget, schedule, design team selection and management. Development Manager responsible for all phases.
  • 34 Units – C$5,600,000 budget

Comox Valley Cohousing Group, Courtenay, BC. 1995. Became Creekside Commons Cohousing Community.

  • Detailed Project Development Plan
  • 24 Units – C$3,800,000 budget

Whidbey Island Cohousing, Langley, WA. 1995. Completed.

  • 2 day workshop Jan. 6-7, 1995
  • Detailed Development Plan for existing site owned by group
  • 16 Units – $1,800,000 budget

Salem Area Cohousing Group, Salem, Oregon. 1995.

  • One-day workshop.

Portlandia Cohousing, Portland, OR. 1995. Completed.

  • Three-day workshop, additional telephone consulting

Birch Builders, Victoria, BC. 1994-1995.

  • Project Manager, group development and education

Cardiff Place, Victoria, BC. 1993-1994. Completed.

  • Land Acquisition, Project Manager, budget, schedule, change orders, etc. Facilitate relationship with private developer and architect
  • Two-day workshop Sep. 10-11, 1993

Heartland Cohousing, St. Louis, Missouri. 1993. Completed.

  • Startup workshop and follow up consulting

RoseTree Cohousing Group, Groton, MA. Completed as New View Cohousing. 1992 – 1994.

  • Startup workshop and follow up consulting.

Pioneer Valley Cohousing, Amherst, MA. 1992. Completed.

  • Startup workshop and follow up consulting

Dallas Area Cohousing Group, Carrollton. Texas. 1992.

  • Startup workshop and follow up consulting

Northwest Community Housing Foundation. Seattle, WA. 1989-1990.

  • Co-Director, Financial analysis and permit and approvals coordination for Winslow Cohousing, Bainbridge Island, Washington.
  • Site search, feasibility analysis, financial analysis, permit and approvals coordination, professional selection, and project coordination for COHO Community Association, Vashon Island, Washington
  • Various development, promotion and training responsibilities for:

Eugene Cohousing Group, Eugene, OR. Portland Cohousing Group, Portland, OR. Vashon Cohousing Group, Vashon Island, WA. Super-Insulated Solar Home on Bainbridge Island, WA. 1981-1983. Completed

  • Complete design and hands on construction