Redevelopment of 320 East Hastings

Committed to Community

For many years First United consulted with people in the Downtown Eastside to learn more about the community’s needs, interests and priorities. We asked you to help us plan for redeveloping our property and expanding the building to include much-needed housing.

We listened.

First United Church Community Ministry Society and Lu’ma Native Housing Society are working together to address the critical housing, health and social justice needs in the Downtown Eastside.

Currently in the planning stage, First United’s new building will be a place where people can connect, find their strength and build a better future.

The proposed project includes:

  • Two drop-in spaces, a large dining room, a legal advocacy clinic, a commercial kitchen, multipurpose spaces, public showers, a day sleeping room, a chapel and sacred spaces, outdoor decks, computer lab, and administrative offices, developed following consultation with Downtown Eastside residents
  • 103 non-market studio and one-bedroom homes, with laundry and amenities

Moving toward reconciliation, healing and a better future.

This project is an important opportunity for Non-Indigenous Peoples to move forward toward reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples.

Redevelopment Project Contact:


Martha Burton
Redevelopment Team Lead
Martha Burton Management Consulting

Bruno Wall
Development Manager
BJW Investments, Inc.

Martin Bruckner
Project Architect
IBI Group

Xalek/Sekyu Chief Ian Campbell
Indigenous Consultant
Cultural Lynx

Luugigyoo Dr Patrick Stewart, MAIBC, LEEDTM AP, M.Arch, B.Arch, B.E.D.S
Indigenous Consultant & Interior Design
Patrick Stewart Architecture

Cory Douglas
Indigenous Consultant
Formline Design

Community Engagement

Michael Blatchford
Society Lawyer
Norton Rose Fulbright

Mario Rubio
Real Estate Lawyer
Norton Rose Fulbright

Riley Burr
Tax Lawyer
Norton Rose Fulbright

Navroz Janmohamed
Manning Elliott

Lu’ma Native Housing Society
Housing Partner

Community Engagement

Larry Adams
Design Architect
NSDA Architects

HOST Consulting Inc.
Public Art Consultants