The First Met congregation voted in March 2018 to approve a redevelopment proposal developed by BC Conference (now the Pacific Mountain Region) at the request of First Met.
At this time, the First Met Redevelopment Project is essentially on hold while the region's Property Resource Team (PRT) waits for BC Housing to make a final decision regarding the next tranche of pre-development funds. This delay preceded the COVID-19 pandemic, but COVID-19 will certainly delay it further as decisions and actions with respect to other projects are higher on BC Housing's to-do list.
The PRT is now examining several options that could help us to get the pre-development work moving again and will be meeting with the First Met Redevelopment Task Group (RTG) in April to review those options. The RTG will provide an update to the Congregation after that meeting.
First Met's Redevelopment Task Group thanks congregation members and adherents for their support for this significant proposal.
For information on the Pacific Mountain Region (formerly BC Conference) Property Resource Team projects, click here.
Redevelopment Proposal for First Met
The congregation and Council of First Met voted Mar. 4, 2018, to approve a redevelopment proposal developed by the Property Resource Team of BC Conference (now Pacific Mountain Region) at the request of First Met. Council directed First Met's Redevelopment Task Group to present the proposal to the congregation for review and discussion before a formal vote was taken.
The results of the vote of First Met members were 95 in favour, zero opposed and 1 abstention. A survey of adherents was four in favour, one opposed.
For minutes of the Mar. 4, 2018, Congregational meeting click here.
For an overview of the proposal, click here.
The Redevelopment Task Group (RTG) was established in 2010 following an engineering consulting firm's comprehensive assessment of all church buildings. The general role of the RTG is to examine redevelopment of church buildings to meet the future needs of the congregation and broader community, is based on our core values and is mission and financially sound.
To ensure that First Metropolitan has sufficient and suitable space from which it can deliver programs in a cost effective manner and support Church operations well into the future, the RTG has two primary objectives:
Explore and evaluate various development opportunities for First Met properties
Recommend a Master Development Plan
Redevelopment Task Group members:
Ross Breckon, Chair
Linden Holmen, David Bray, Kathy Cook, Steve Gray, Bruce Davies (Building Supervisor), Mike McAuley (Presbytery rep)
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