Welcome to Urban Cohousing

Chris working with Bay State Commons in Malden MA.

Chris ScottHanson working with Bay State Commons members in Malden MA.


“Our group was about to dissolve until we found Chris ScottHanson of Urban Cohousing Associates. He started speaking at 9:00 am. By 10:00 my husband and I had agreed to become equity members.”  Founding Member, JP Cohousing

Urban Cohousing Associates specializes in front end project planning — local area preference mapping, site search, and land acquisition. We usually do budgeting and scheduling as a part of initial project feasibility evaluation, to make sure you know what you’re getting into.

Why Urban Cohousing Associates?

We believe the best place to develop housing is within the existing urban grid of the city or small town. This may include the suburbs but it should, in our opinion, use an existing grid including sewer, water, and fire department access. Building out beyond the grid is costly — too costly financially for communities and too costly environmentally for everyone.

Creating Communities Since 1989

Since 1989, we have successfully located and acquired development sites for communities in Vermont, Massachusetts, Texas, Kansas, California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan.


Urban Cohousing Associates • PO Box 1288 • Langley, WA 98260
Phone: (206) 601-7802 • Email: cscotthanson@mac.com

© Urban Cohousing Associates, 2014