Chesterman Properties

First United Church

First United Church, East Hastings Street, Vancouver

Chesterman Properties worked as the development manager for First United Church between 2008 and 2011 in the creation of a new vision for their property at 320 East Hastings Street in Vancouver Downtown Eastside.

We supported First United in its creation of a detailed vision and a design for a new kind of community in the heart of Vancouver’s original neighbourhood. The Downtown Eastside community is currently dealing with many challenges. First United is seeking to contribute a solution to these challenges and to supporting a vibrant and dynamic area of Downtown Vancouver.

In 2011, the project was put on hold while the United Church considered its vision for the project and considered a range of options for the property. The First United Mission is still playing a critical role in supporting the most marginalized people in our community.