The cohousing model involves a unique participatory process where owners help design their community from the ground up. This co-development method embodies many moving parts which SageHill Cohousing Partners (SHCP) skillfully orchestrates from start to finish. It might seem overwhelming at first but you will quickly understand how more than 140 cohousing communities have been successfully developed in the United States using this co-development process.

SHCP is the burning soul – the entity that wakes each day determined to make your project a reality. We work hard to streamline the development process, shorten the project timeline and manage costs effectively.


  • Project Feasibility Study
  • Ownership Structure & Investment Strategies/Management
  • Driving force and bond between community members and the design team, builder, financial institute, local officials, potential investors and the surrounding community
  • Development Budget & Spreadsheets
  • Political Process & Planning Approvals
  • Group & Committee Development
  • Design Workshops & Programming
  • Option & Upgrade Policies & Tracking System
  • Entity, LLC and Operating Agreements
  • Financing Package for Construction Loan
  • Bylaws, CC&R’s, HOA Budget Strategies
  • Oversee Construction
  • Assisting the Community with Move-In

Co-Development Workshops

  • Successfully Aging In Community
  • Group Process
  • Getting It Built
  • Design 1 – Site Planning
  • Design 2 – Common House & Facilities
  • Design 3 – Individual Unit Design